willisread (3944) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 23, 2016
Bottle from Hasegawa. Big bready, banana nose with clove and nutmeg really standing out. A bit of citrus (possibly from the hops?) as it warms. Super refreshing and easy drinking. Solid. shoulderbroken (4256) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 28, 2014
Keyaki. Quite light, grainy and not so much banana. Taste is good, light sweetness, bit fruity, pineapple, quite strange bit I like it.
maekchu (4184) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUL 20, 2014
Tap at GJBF Osaka 2014. Very solid banana nose, full and fruity, almost pungent and sharp. Cloudy peach juice color. Thin wheaty initial, goes to a mild harsh bitterness in mid, and then becomes smooth with the fruit again. Thin-medium body. Sweetish and tasty. Nose is way up there, flavors good. KansaiBeerLvrs (5568) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 18, 2014
Aroma Weizen, bottle from Asahiya that was served in a tulip. It is a cloudy light gold with a big fat thick head. A nice spicy aroma, lots of cloves & a bit of cinnamon? Very refreshing, nice light bodied beer with good malts, lots of weizen spices a great summer drink. Served cold, so good I couldn’t wait for it to warm up so I didn’t get much extra hoppiness, damn tasty though - it really hit the spot. Wombata (627) - Kobe, JAPAN - JUL 16, 2014
Aroma: tart green apple, wheat, light banana aroma.
Palate: the carbonation lifts the mid-palate and carries on through the finish.
Flavor: green apple, coriander, mineral, and banana. Green apple returns on the finish.
Comment: lovely head of foam. This is tarter than most Weizen beers I’ve tried, though it reminded me of a Plank Weizen that I had sampled earlier in the same afternoon at the Hanshin Dept store event. Refreshing and great summer beer.
TBone (18670) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 16, 2014
Tap at 23 Craft Beers, Nagoya.
Hazy yellow color, good white head, some lace. Aroma has spicey coriander and some banana. Light-bodied to medium-bodied. Flavor is banana - not very sweet - and coriander. A bit watery palate. Interesting but not very good. Westkyoto77 (640) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 15, 2014
Draught at Bungalow. Cloudy gold with thick creamy head that dissipates quickly. Lemon and orange everywhere. Creamy and smooth, almost like a Belgian wit. Rounded short finish. Just tangy enough, with delicate flavours. Would have liked a touch more depth, but a great beer nonetheless. KyotoLefty (10931) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 14, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2014 Tap at Bungalow. Cloudy, pastel orange-gold with a tall, thick, foamy head. Aroma of lemon and orange on top of banana and clove. Slightly more citrusy hop than the regular. Hoppier flavor, too, citrus and grass. Not super hoppy, just a bit more. Bready wheat, but much lighter then the regular. Rather summer. This one was a bit flat, but I think it was the tap system. GenkiGonzo (1096) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 14, 2014
Draught at Bungalow. Slightly cloudy, nice frothy head. Aroma has lots of banana with some floral notes. Flavour is light and copies the aroma. A lot less cloying than most weizens. Very refreshing.