GenkiGonzo (1013) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the brewpub. Cloudy straw colour with a fairly fluffy head. Sweet, fuity aroma. Flavour has some bread and wheat, but dominated by banana.
Tonkun (1296) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Dry Dock in Tokyo. Yellow white pour. Sweet bread, tropical fruits, gum, citrus and lemon zest. Sweet medium body. Not bad. A bit more banana is good
Nocturne (1731) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Devil Craft Hamamatsucho, Tokyo. Very hazy yellow. Short white head. Aroma is lemony, bready. Taste opens up on the thin side before filling out with the familiar banana notes. A bit overcarbonated here but a good stab at a weizen.
KansaiBeerLvrs (4349) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Qbrick. A cloudy honey gold with minimal head. It’s got an enticing wheaty clove aroma. Medium-light bodied but fairly smooth. The taste is of a solid though not so memorable weizen that is wheat + clove forward with no noticeable banana notes. Alright.
biirusaikou (2363) - - JUL 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Banana cake, butter, creamy, quite sparkling, candy, hints of vanilla, peppery finish. Quite flavorful Hefe-Weizen, the best brew of their weak lineup imho.
DuffLover (117) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Ant n Bee in Tokyo. Was a bit fearful based on RB ratings in the 50s, but was pleasantly surprised to find the beer much better than Blue Moon, though not quite as good as Weihenstephan.
Travlr (20920) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the source. Cloudy yellow color, white edge head. Aroma of banana, citrus bubblegum. Taste is bright tropical juicyfruit gum.
AndySnow (6505) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - APR 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Craft Beer Market Toranomon, Tokyo. Amber colour with a white head. Nice lacing. Sweet wheat citric banana aroma. Nice weizen flavour, wheat, banana.
Westkyoto77 (616) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub. Cloudy yellow. Monkeys would come swinging out of the trees for the banana nose on this. Sweet and fruity, but a touch antiseptic for mine. Still fairly smooth. Maybe Weizens just aren’t my thing.
Theis (15097) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Yokohama Pivovar.
Cloudy yellow - white head.
Wheaty. Banana. Fruity. High yeasty. Orange. Sweetness. Classic. Nice if you like German Hefe Weizen - I don’t.