Kitakami Beer Co., LTD. Brewhouse Kitakami Wakkaen Reviews

Kitakami Wakka Pilsner 1.6
Sampled at Logan’s loft during GABF RateBeer party 2005. Wow, a retired bad beer to rate. Hazy yellow pee color. Hugh head with big bubbles. Minimal soapy grain aroma. Flavor (if you’ll call it that) was grassy grain, rice, general light beer flavor. Watery though hints of light bitterness at the end. What a novelty.
Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Kitakami Wakka Pilsner 2.7
Nice head, body is almost cleay yellow. Aroma is apple cider, rice. Taste is mainly a slightly sweet sour apple. Dry, ricey, underwhelming finish. Strange stuff.
Monday, October 03, 2005

Kitakami Wakka Weizen 2.4
Bottled. Hazy golden coloured. Lots of banana in the aroma and in the flavour. Rather light bodied and bland.
Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Kitakami Wakka Dunkel 2.1
Bottled. Reddish brown coloured. Malty chocolate aroma with sourish notes. Light and rather sourish flavour.
Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Kitakami Wakka Pilsner 2.3
Straw coloured with a big, weak head. Hoppy (grass, apple skins - not acetaldehyde) aroma with hints of strawlike pale malt. Flavour is doughy sweet, even a bit floury, with light spice and stale bread in the background. A little bland, a little dirty.
Monday, May 23, 2005

Kitakami Wakka Weizen 3
Hazy golden. Smooth aroma of wheat and vanilla. Soft flavour of banana, wheat and wet grass. Smooth aftertaste of vanilla nd wheat. I want my weizens a bit drier.
Friday, May 13, 2005

Kitakami Wakka Dunkel 3.3
Reddish brown with a beige creamy head. Hearty aroma of cookies, wiena malt amd bread. flavour of light chocolate and dark bread with a light sourness in the background.
Friday, May 13, 2005

Kitakami Wakka Weizen 2.8
Bottled, thanks IslandHaole! Hazy golden, rich head. Estery banana/black currant aroma. Medium bodied with a hint of bread. A bit sweet/mellow to be really refreshing.
Thursday, May 12, 2005

Kitakami Wakka Pilsner 3
Thanks to IslandHaole for this. Pours an almost limey gold, with aroma of malt, hopcit, slight thiols. Tastes hopcity, with some malty sweetness at the finish and a touch of lemongrass. Smooth palate.
Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Kitakami Wakka Dunkel 3.4
Thanks to IslandHaole for this one. Pours amber/ruby with aroma of malt, chocoff, fruit, nuts, and hops. Tastes malty, with rich chocoff, fruit, and almonds, and some cabernet notes as it warmed. Smooth, rich palate. Very nut browny.
Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Kitakami Wakka Weizen 3.2
Thanks to IslandHaole for this one. Hazy gold pour with medium white head and great lacing. Aroma of hopcit, lemon, yeast. Tastes very bready (like a buttered biscuit) with citrus and some finishing hops. Smooth palate, with a nice complexity.
Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Kitakami Wakka Weizen 3.1
Typical weizen golden straw color, slightly hazy with medium bubbly white head. Corriander, cloves, banana and yeast in the nose. A banana flavor with good spice, little citrus. Spicy, turning slightly bitter aftertaste. The label mentions that this beer won a "Gold medal" at an international beer contest for the Weizen category.
Friday, December 10, 2004

Kitakami Wakka Pilsner 3.1
A light yellow/straw colored brew, small white head. The hop aroma is slightly floral, slightly herbaceous, mild sweet malt scents too. I like the hopping in this beer, their is just enough sweetness to balance it but the combination of hops makes this quite tasty. Not as fizzy as most other Japanese Pilseners, another plus in my book.
Friday, November 26, 2004

Kitakami Wakka Dunkel 3.1
Dark brown/ orange with a huge tan head. A bready, unsweetened baking cocoa and slight roasty aroma. A slightly sweet malty flavor with just a hint of yeast and cocoa. A tasty dunkel and to date, the best Japanese made Dunkel I’ve had! Better than the Matsushima Dunkel I had last night.
Wednesday, November 24, 2004