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


on tap

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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nickls (1901) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 17, 2011
Bottle. Very hazy bright hay yellow with a fizzy white head that doesn’t last long. Banana is big in the aroma, with some wheatiness, and light vanilla as well. Tastes quite fruity, banana, very slight citrus, and finishes a bit sweet/sour. Lighter to medium body with fizzy carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (10438) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shoulderbroken (2377) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davros (2106) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - FEB 23, 2012
Almost No head. opaque orange hue,white head. solid flavor for the style. clove, banana, bubble gum. nicely done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EdKing (2025) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2011
Bottle bought in Kimuraya Supermarket, Kagurazaka. Pours cloudy urine yellow, big foaming white head. Nose is strong yeasty banana esters, lots of clove, creaminess. Taste is yeasty banana, lemon and orange, clove and a little bit of hop bitter. Mouthful is light and body is a touch watery, which shows in the lacing. Light on the palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4485) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 9, 2011
330ml bottle pours golden in color with some floaties and a small white head and very little lacing. Aroma is grainy with some hops. Taste is light malty sweetness with a mild hoppy bitterness in the finish. A very enjoyable wheat beer with nice carbonation and light to medium body and a pleasing tickle on the palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (11789) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 16, 2011
Bottle from the Co-op in Davis, CA. Pours darkish hazy goldwith a bubbly white head. Aroma is definitely banana ester. Near medium body. Fairly flat. Flavor is banana ester with some yeast/spice. Could be orange, could be clove. No doubt it’s a hefe.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (4317) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 7, 2011
12oz bottle in a weizen glass. Pours cloudy golden with a lacy, white head. Aroma of wheat, light malts, some banana notes, and floral hops. Flavor the same. Sort of light. A decent beer.

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