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

bottled
common

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available

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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
nimbleprop (4973) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 14, 2013
33cl bottle pours a hazy, straw gold with some frothy, white head. Smells like a brewery, yeasty esters, clove, banana, sweet, light tropical fruit. Flavor is overly sweet, banana bread, light grass, light lemon, malt, candy sugar, clove. Medium bodied, sweet finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thisis12ptfont (838) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - MAR 8, 2013
Aroma brings floral, citrus and vanilla to the nose. Pale yellow in color with a decent sized foam. Light, fruity flavors with a pleasant caramel/biscuit malt undertone. Notes of orange, coriander, mango, lemon and creamy vanilla are present. Overall, nothing stands out too much but it is a very pleasant, light beer. Nice Japanese take on a Hef. I’’d give this a B- rating.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MrChopin (3347) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2013
hazy gold, large puffy white head. Nose is light green apple and paper, hints of wheat. Sweet flavor, hints of wheat and banana, thin and sugary in the finish.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (11562) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle, thanks mrchopin. Small white head atop hazy straw body. Aroma is moderately sweet, banana, some cotton candy. Taste is moderately sweet, banana, some orange, cotton candy. Low carbonation, light-medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2012
Citrusy with banana aromas with hints of spice. Pours slightly hazy gold with a white head. Citrus notes up front with bread-like malts there’s a sweetness in the middle with hints of banana. The beer finishes dry with lingering fruitiness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidm (1936) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 8, 2012
Bottle from Kiing&Godfree. Very intense, complex flavours. Aromas of caramel, honey, grain, and bubblegum. Taste is sweet, with hints of bitterness and sourness, average length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Orange, with no head.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (9951) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 10, 2012
Bottle poured a cloudy gold witha lasting off white head. Aromas of wheat, yeast and clove. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a smooth finish. Flavors of wheat, yeast and light clove witha smooth wheat finish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shoulderbroken (2105) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 13, 2012
Tap at ibrew Ginza. Looks like a classic wheat beer, smells and tastes like it too. Grainy, floury, bit of lemon and herby. Nothing out of the ordinary, but perfectly nice and drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - MAR 19, 2012
Bottle, cloudy yellow-orange color, with a little head. Aroma is dry grain and crisp hops, some sweetness (a little banana-like) and yeast also. Flavor is the same, both sweet and dry at the same time. Pretty good overall.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davros (1991) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 14, 2012
Pours hazy straw with a small, quickly fading head. Nose shows banana in large quantities along with doughy wheat and bubblegum. Impressive! Flavours are not as mind-blowing, mainly just doughy wheat with a faint metallic finish. Body seems watery.


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