oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 14, 2012
Bottled (thanks Kim!). Hazy yellowish golden colour, small white head. Aroma is yeast, citrus, wheat, herbs and some slight toffeeish notes. Flavour is wheat, citrus, some toffee and mild herbal notes. KyotoLefty (10254) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 2, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2009 Dark golden / brown, with orange. Very cloudy, tall foamy head. Fragrant aroma of banana, clove, all kinds of fruits. Slightly cake-like. Bit wheat malt flavor, like a banana cream cake. Sweet, just a bit cloying, but thick and rich. Could use a touch more balance, but generally good for a sweet-type weizen. MartinT (9880) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 26, 2007
My Bottom Line:motelpogo (7704) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 5, 2009
This Weizen’s honeyed bananas submit to a soft fizz before spicy, herbal hops successfully reach equilibrium.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A thin veil of foam lays atop the honeyed gold haze.
-The round body remains cushiony and therefore the beer is easily downed.
-Yeast offers esters and a pleasant spicy character.
-This straightforward Weizen wasn’t that memorable, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t a solid example of its style.
Bottle; thx Tim!
at bulldog in tokyo. deep shade of golden with a steady white head, aroma of porridge with honey and banana, some artificial banana flavours, hint of sourness, steady enough hefeweizen TimE (5816) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 16, 2005
A cloudy golden red hue, bannany nose, fragrant spicy light mouth with cloves, bananas and a refreshing finish. Excellent summer beer.
KansaiBeerLvrs (5152) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 4, 2015
Damn broke my Weizen glass... Sad but at least it’s a good looking deep cloudy gold with a dense head of foam. The nose is cloves and banana bread. Medium bodied it has a crackery, flatbread maltiness with spicy cloves and a tangy fruity finish. Very pleasurable. Let it warm up to squeeze some added complexity out of it. Bottle from the brewery. shoulderbroken (4255) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle. Aroma is good, bananas, light spice, bit of tropical fruit, clove. Taste is good too, peach, bubblegum, creamy. Light tropical fruit at the end too. Quite different and surprisingly nice. Fairly light in the mouth, so easy drinking. I’ll look out for this again. willisread (3342) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 19, 2015
Bottle from Tanakaya. Poured into an English tulip. Hazy golden color with big soapy white head. Big aromas of banana cream pie, clove and bubblegum. Taste is very well-balanced between spice and fruit. Some tropical fruit mixed with banana along with a fair amount of clove, cardamom and coriander. Really nice carbonation and mouthfeel. They’ve definitely eliminated the overt sweetness. This is fairly spicy with a nice lightly dry and peppery finish. Wonderfully refreshing. Capa (3295) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - DEC 13, 2007
Glowing hay in color with a quickly diminishing white head. Sweet aroma of banana, yeast, herbal spices, and clove. Full bodied. Flavor is a bit off, but not bad. Spicey, yeast, sweet malts, and some banana. Not a bad hefe, but I can’t say it’s worth picking up twice. jonno (2761) - JAPAN - JAN 1, 2012
Bottle. A pretty good version of the classic style. Probably not a full in flavour as say Weihenstephaner, but every box is ticked nicely. Smooth body, banana, clove and some bubblegum. Good length soft bitter finish. Well made.