flying_pig (1646) - SCOTLAND - OCT 25, 2017
330ml bottle from Yamaya Nagahoribashi, Osaka (¥410):Cantabrian (1161) - Christchurch NZ, now Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 13, 2017
Not a bad hefeweizen on the whole despite starting poorly on the nose with some corn & basic malts kicking things off, thankfully the traditional wheat beer flavours weren't too far behind though & it turned out to be a pleasant & drinkable beer with some nice banana, clove & wheat flavours alongside some faint bubblegum towards the end. Whilst not the best of the style I tried in Japan, the beer was enjoyable enough to make it worth trying but I'm not sure if it's one that I'd go back to again.
I got a can of Billiken Beer, offered in a shop at Shin Osaka, next to a plastic mascot of the beer. I had no idea it was a Minoh. Alright flavour and aroma of cloves and bananas, in a good amount of cooked vegetables. Quite watery. The best part of th=is beer is the presentation and the idea of the mascot Billiken. MayumiH (1224) - - NOV 20, 2016
Bottle at home. Smells of banana bread and orange. Fresh malt flavour with a hint of floral sweetness. Smooth. Well balanced. Tasty. invinoveritas (156) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2016
Bottle at bar. Coriander, clove, orange peel, banana - a spicy fruity bonanza on the nose, even though chilled. Rather more restrained on the palate, though crisp and refreshing. Good. BuckeyeBoy (8473) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 6, 2016
On tap at Beer Belly. pours out a hazy straw topped with a white head. nose is stone fruit spice bread malts bubblegum and some sweetness. Taste is more of the fruit mix stone banana spice bread notes and a light sweetness.
mrjez (674) - Osaka, JAPAN - JUL 30, 2015
L: pours a nice cloudy wheat gold.
S: plenty of spice and banana.
T: banana comes through first, not a complex taste but pleasant.
F: has a decent creamy start and a dry spice finish. Good body.
O: a tasty refreshing weizen, not knocking it out of the park but solid for a session. willisread (3644) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 15, 2015
330ml bottle from deguchiya in Tokyo. Pored in an English tulip pint. Pours a hazy deep yellow with a full banana cream head. Cinnamon, clove, peach and apple aroma. Nice carbonation. Body is a little thin. Nice wheat taste with a bit of green apple. Nice take on weizen. jinroh (2276) - ESTONIA - FEB 12, 2015
Pours pale, whitish, hazy but does not seem rich but quite thin. Foam top comes nice, stays for a bit. Aroma has wet wheat, cloves, banana. Usual weizen, not worse, not better. Taste has some enticing spicyness, cloves and body is fuller than it looks. Drinks well, good with sashimi. Good table weizen.
mds (2256) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2014
Draught at Devil Craft in TokyoTBone (18223) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2014
Cloudy golden with a creamy white head. Lots of clove and banana in the nose and flavour. Pretty much just a solid hefeweizen.
Can 330ml as Billiken Weizen (bought from Japan, BB 11/2014)
Hazy yellow color, smallish white head. Yeasty, clove spicey aroma with some banana. Light-bodied (light for this ABV). Yeasty and spicey flavor. Light tart citrus. Some banana too but a bit messy and not really refreshing or fruity. Probably better from bottle with yeast.