MartinT (10102) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 2, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2013 My Bottom Line: Capa (3493) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - APR 28, 2007
This citrusy Hefeweizen is another fine example of Hidatakayama’s propensity for quality, genuinely delighting with its banana esters, herbal hops and idiosyncratic yeastiness.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A fluffy head of foam decorates the cloudy beige yellow for the duration of the glass.
-The soft, big-bubbled carbonation increases drinkability while never restraining the flavor profile.
-Some tropical fruitiness is also expressed by the weizen yeast.
-This one came in second in a Hefeweizen taste-off at Popeye’s, after Fujizakura’s masterful take on the style.
On tap at Popeye’s a few times.
Draught at Popeye’s. Poured hazy yellow with a nice white head. Aroma was fruity, wheat, yeast, banana, and citrus. Flavorful and refreshing. Very fruity, banana, yeast, wheat, bubblegum. Had a light, crisp body. Enjoyable. larsga (7668) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 22, 2007
Medium white head. Opaque hazy pale yellow body. Light milky banana aroma with citric notes. Taste is mealy rounded banana and milk. Dry citric aftertaste. It’s OK. (0.25l on tap.) DarkMagus (560) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 4, 2007
Hazy golden color. Light frothy head. Aroma of bubblegum, banana, and light citrus. Sweet, wheaty flavors with a delicious candy-like bubblegum fruit flavor. Crisp and refreshing, nicely carbonated. A great hefe. jonno (2980) - JAPAN - FEB 24, 2007
Just too much of a banana note to be truly enjoyable. This just screams SMOOTHIE, instead of beer...one for the Ladies
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 11, 2007
At Popeye’s in Tokyo. Cloudy orange yellow, white head. Aroma is apricot, onion, cheese. Flavor is citrus, wheat, cheese. bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - SEP 7, 2006
I snagged a few swigs of this from aceofhears. good lookn hefe. typical cloudy yellow, white head. notes of clove and banana in the nose. slighty yeasty feel with citrus aftertone. good standard. jdjuice (502) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - AUG 5, 2006
Can in Takayama. Heavy on the bananas, very heavy. Slightly spicy as well, reminiscent of witbeer almost. Somewhat heavy for a weizen, slight malty/hoppiness on finish, decent. AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - AUG 6, 2005
Tap. Looks like your average hefe; typical banana-clove with a little extra zing and some more spice to it compared with normal. Crisp mouthfeel, a bit sugary. FrancoisMtl (63) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - APR 26, 2005
Draft at Bakushu Club Popeye on March 31st. Golden hazy with nice head. Good banana aroma. This weizen has a nice smooth body with a very good sweet and acid balance. Banana play also a good role in the flavors.