Brewed by Kyodo Shoji Koedo Brewery
Style: German Hefeweizen
Kawagoe-shi, Saitama Prefecture, Japan
Serve in Weizen


on tap

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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
The feature of this non-filtered wheat beer is it’s bright, smooth, slightly cloudy appearance. Through the use of wheat malt and specially chosen yeasts, this refreshing brew with fruity overtones, boasts a full bodied, yet smooth texture, which glides easily down the throat. With its distinctly individual flavor and smooth elegance, it has been named "shiro," meaning white.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (13072) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 22, 2015
330ml bottle (Pothouse, Tallinn)
Slightly cloudy orange, nice tight head. Very orangy aroma, bergamot, coriander seed even, it’s so spiky. Very smooth full palate, pleasant carbonation. Odd estery retronasals, a bit solventy. Tons of sweet wheat in the taste, a bit of banana ice cream at the end. Some minerals in finish, chalky. Several negatives, but I kinda like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (9826) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2015
Sampled from the bottle at ABR 2015. Pours a clear yellowish gold with a bubbly white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of sweet wheat with touches of clove and light fruits. Flavor has sweet wheat with a touch of earthiness and light fruit and clove supporting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marduk (5887) - Reval, ESTONIA - SEP 8, 2015
330ml bottle (thanks FatPhil). Hazy amber color. Small size, white head, can’t hold. Sweet, very faint orange peel, yeasty, faint banana in aroma. Sweet, grainy, mild hops, but notable hops in taste. Hopping is very well done. Nice mellow crisp mouthfeel. Whole composition is quite refreshing. I like it. Good brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jookos (5141) - FINLAND - SEP 4, 2015
Bottle. Yellow, unfiltered hefe, but without much in-suspension yeast. Fruity, estery, bananas etc, but missing the deep phenolics, clove. Med lightish bodied, bit dull. Malted wheaty sweets, overall a bit boring though.

-- bb

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
suurjuust (2742) - ESTONIA - AUG 29, 2015
Hazy yellow beer, medium to small white head. Nose is estery banana, wheat, yeast. Flavor is banana, caramel, wheat. Finishes with sweetness and wheaty sourness, some banana.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
martjoobolut (2730) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 17, 2015
Bottle (from Koht, Tallinn). Pours hazy golden with white head. The head stays for a moment. Aroma is very sweet, fruits, banana, wheat. Flavor is sweet, somewhat sour, fruits, banana, citrus, wheat, some spicy notes. Body feels thin-ish. Overall: ok weizen.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
teddybeer (3271) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 5, 2015
Light brown color, like dirty water, no head. Aroma is light yeast with mild sweet notes in the mouth and yesty notes. Light and watery final.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamaty (1771) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 4, 2015
Pajiza turbia, apenas espuma. Raro en una weizen. Las dos cosas, el color y la espuma. Aroma a plátano. Cuerpo medio y bajo gas. Suave textura pero el sabor no convence, por empalagoso. Aunque el final es más seco el predominio es claramente dulzón y frutal con el característico plátano. Para mi gusto los toques especiados no logran compensar. Aún así merece ser catada.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Patrickctenchi (5800) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 31, 2015
Bottle: Pours hazy, light, slightly greenish-yellow with a small white head. Spicy banana, wheat aroma. Taste is grainy, wheat malt, banana... Not bad, but just a little too grainy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (10252) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Bottle (courtesy of Blutt59) Banana, lemon, clove, and wheat malt aroma. Hazy pale yellow with moderate head. Lightly sweet banana, lemon, clove and wheat malt flavor. Medium body. Decent.

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