flying_pig (1695) - SCOTLAND - OCT 11, 2017
473ml on Keg at Two Dogs Taproom, Tokyo (¥1000):jinroh (2571) - ESTONIA - OCT 4, 2016
This one was an okay wheat beer despite the fact that it was definitely lighter than anticipated & the head was quite poor for the style. It opened with a nice citrus & wheat combination that was backed by some clove & touches of yeast, the malts & bread flavours nearer the centre doing well to balance things out & help it down easily. It was a pleasant enough offering though but I'm not sure it's one that I'd go back to a second time.
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2017 Looks like peach juice, hazy, golden-yellow, pretty flat. Aroma is yeasty, lots of spices, some cloves and soft peach juice. Fruity and yeasty flavours dominate, loads of yeast spices - and I mean loads, coming out also in taste. There are some unpolished edges to it but overall not bad though.
Re-rate, tap @ Keyaki Autumn 2017:
Nice whitish momo colour pour. Beautiful. Somewhat usual weizen nose, cloves, maybe a hint of peach, some banana. Spice tingle. Full weizen body, yeast is strong, juicy. Drinkability is quite high, yeast still strong, bit spicy. Decent creamy mouthfeel. Good fruity weizen. maekchu (4184) - Hirakata, JAPAN - SEP 21, 2016
Tap at Ibaraki Bakuon 2016. Wheaty and sweet fruit nose, with peach and banana. Cloudy gold color. Tangy and pleasantly sharp fruitiness, peach notes are just right. Thin-medium body. Very tasty. Peach is ever present but does not dominate. Good malt/fruit balance. biirusaikou (2705) - - SEP 1, 2015
Draught at Barchetta. Fresh peach juice with a gentle sour edge, not so sweet, nice bready wheat base with some tartness, lively carbonation, pretty clean finish. So glad I finally got my hands on this seasonal, a lovely tasty fruit beer. willisread (3939) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 21, 2015
Tap at CBM Koenji. One of the most popular Minoh seasonal beers. Hazy, muddy peach colored cream with a medium-sized off-white head. Very strange nose: sulphur with some blue cheese and light banana. Taste is much better: light banana with big clove and spice and lovely peach on the finish. Slightly rich and creamy mouthfeel with peach all over the finish.
GenkiGonzo (1096) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 21, 2014
Bottle from Yamaoka. Cloudy straw, very little head. Big peach aroma, very sweet, some banana. Peach flavour almost tastes like juice, a hint of wheat as well. KansaiBeerLvrs (5568) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle from Asahiya served in a weizen glass. It pours a cloudy light gold that looks very much like peach juice with a soapy look head of foam. It has a big sweet peach & popcorn aroma - bizarre. The taste is the same this is the beer where I have gotten the most POPCORN flavor/aroma in my life. It is not really unpleasant just incredibly weird, popcorn, peach and light clove spiciness? I am disappointed in you Minoh... not sure if I can finish it or if it’ll be a drain pour... shoulderbroken (4256) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 6, 2012
Tap at the Watering Hole. Creamy pale yellow colour, small white head. Aroma light peach some citrus, not so much wheat, but a bit of grain/flour. Taste is very nice. Light and almost spritzy. Medium carbonation makes it feel refreshing. Even a gueuze-like feel to it. Nice peach taste and a touch of citrus bitterness too but also some sweetness. Not getting much wheat though. Very summery.
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 11, 2010
Draft at Beer Belly (Osaka). The peach and dry wheat works well on the nose, the explosion of peach comes in the flavour. But the wheaty palate still does well to balance. Theis (15150) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2009
Draught at McLaughlin’s, Kyoto (as Minoh - Peach Weizen). Murkey yellow - white head. Wheaty, milkey, high peachy, youghurt, banana, light diacetyl, cardboard, soapy, sweetness. A bit off - bad/boring.