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Brewed by Hyouko Yashiki No Mori Brewery (Swan Lake)
Style: German Hefeweizen
Sasakamimura, Kitakanbara-gun, Niigata-ken, Japan
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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 2.94/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   ABV: -
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2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KyotoLefty (7878) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 16, 2008
Bottle by mail order from the brewery. Very cloudy, golden yellow color, thin white head that quickly subsided. Rather weak aroma, wheat malt, grains, butter, some cloves, banana, and citrus as well. Less spicy than a usual weizen. Light body, crisp flavor, good wheat malt with the usual spices and bananas. Little sourness. Very light and clean. Easy to drink and refreshing, though the taste may suffer a bit from the lightness.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Capa (2316) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JUN 9, 2008
Glowing hay with a medium, frothy white head. Aroma is light wheat, some fruits, citrus, banana, some earth, and very little yeast. Flavor is a muted version of the soft aroma. Wheat, light citrus, earthy, and yeast in the flavor. Body is a bit too carbonated. A boring hefe. Gimmie their amber 10x over this.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MartinT (8619) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 2, 2007
My Bottom Line:
This drowsy Weizen manages to hang on to most tastebuds with its arrangement of banana esters, grassy hops and doughy yeast, but loses the finicky ones due to its misplaced hop intensity and its muddled flavor profile.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam circles the lackluster beige cloudiness.
-Aroma and flavor profile are both quite timid.
-Yeast has some dustiness, which isn’t very appealing.
-This is far from their best brew, and certainly not a successful Weizen attempt.

Bottle.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
TimE (4154) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 26, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2008 A weizen on training wheels. Yes, you have bananas and cloves, but everything is way to thin and unbalanced. Well carbonated, but that doesn’t pull it together. Is this the same brewery that made the Amber?


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