Brewed by Kiuchi Brewery (Hitachino)
Style: German Hefeweizen
Konosu, Naka, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan
Serve in Weizen


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RATINGS: 424   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   IBU: 12   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
This German style Weizen is a cloudy beer brewed with wheat malt, and a fragrant yeast. Please enjoy the banana like flavor and light taste.

Hop: Chinook, Cascade, Amarillo
Malt: Larger, Wheat
SRM: 2

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Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2006
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow with a normal sized head that disappates. Nose has some of the typical hefeweizen notes but they appear far on the horizon and not in the forefront. Flavor is in the same vain. Very pleasent lemon and banana flavors but they are not prominent, along with some spice. I thought this was pretty good, middle-of-the-road hefeweizen.

Tmoney99 (14952) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2006
Bottle at Village Pub, KY. Poured an amber color with a moderate frothy white head that diminished slowly. Moderate sour citrus aroma. Light to medium body. Medium sour citrus flavor with a tart apple finish. Sour tart apple cider brew.

OldMrCrow (2446) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 24, 2006
From the bottle (at Kisaku in Seattle).

Pours a hazy orange amber with a nice head. The aroma offers lots of orange peel and cloves, with plenty of weizen yeast and some lemon on the nose. The flavor follows, rounded and citrusy with abundant yeast flavors, enough hops to keep things dry but not too much that the dominant flavors are obscured or that the finish becomes bitter. Mouthfeel is refreshingly prickly with the carbonation.

I’m quite impressed by this interpretation of a Hefeweizen.

oldrtybastrd (5228) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2006
Pours a hazy golden orange. Aromas of bread/clove/ and some fruit. Had a taste of yeasty bread with some spice.

SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - APR 11, 2006
Hazy gold with a small, white head. Simple weizen flavor and aroma of wheat, banana, clove, grainy malt, and crisp hops. Medium, balanced body. Just a touch less carbonation than your average wheat, which in this case was a good thing. Nice wheat.

Cletus (6368) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 11, 2006
Pours copper with a white head. Strongly smells of lemons and some other citrus. Yasyes tarte with lots of citrussy notes. Good, but somewhat one dimensional. This one has a weak malt presence and something in it made my tongue numb.

HogTownHarry (7065) - Toronto (Harbourfront), CANADA - FEB 7, 2006
Bottle (330ml). Poured slightly hazy light gold with a diminishing white foamy head. Fairly typical wheat aroma of lemon, honey, ashy hop bitterness and mild spices - hints of burnt vegetal straw on warming. Slightly tart citrus on top of the aroma as above - mouthfeel is tingly and watery - pretty nice hefe, actually; no complaints.

TheBeerLover (1027) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 25, 2006
This beer is a very authentic, and delicious, Bavarian styled hefeweizen, brewed with the classic Weinhenstaphan yeast strain that produces funky, estery flavors such as clove, and banana. I was very impressed with how authentic this beer tasted, and would have to say that this beer tastes more like it came from Germany than Japan. The malted wheat character of this beer is outstanding, you can really taste it in this beer, and it makes this beer a tart, and refreshing brew. Hitachino Nest Weizen pours to a beautiful, murky, pale golden color, with a thick and creamy white head, and a very vibrant carbonation. When pouring a wezien, always remember to swirl the last ounce or so, to pick up the ring of yeast in the bottle, to insure it makes it into the glass. Yeast is a major flavor component in this beer, and you want this beer to be cloudy, and opaque, from adding the yeast. The nose on this beer is quite impressive, lots of clove and banana estery aromas, marry with aromas of wheat malt. The palate is firm, with very good tart wheat malt flavors, and a nice underpinning of fruity esters flavors of pear. This beer finishes with more tart wheat character up front, then ends with some nice clove and banana, yeasty flavors. This is an exceptional example of Bavarian hefeweizen, one of the most impressive I have tasted in some time. This beer rivals German, and authentic American examples of this style. One caveat though, this beer is very pricey here on the American market. I paid $3.99 for one 12 oz bottle of this beer, making a very high end brew.

SuIIy (1984) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 14, 2006
10oz bottle at Box Bar. Pours a very clear pale orange like color with a small fizzy white head. Lots of bubbles throughout. Nose is light with some honey and wheat. Taste is very thin, some light honey and wheat notes here as well, a light gag reflex on the bitter swallow and and overall dirty mouthfeel.

whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2006
Hazy banana yellow body with abundant chunky particles and a medium thick, slow-fading sudsy white head. Aroma of sweet honey, citrusy esters, pineapples, and oranges plus fresh wheat bread. Flavor is drier than expected with some quenching tartness. Has notes of coriander, spice, and plastic with some phenolic bitterness. Dry, somewhat thin body. Good, but lacks the depth of a great German Hefeweizen.

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