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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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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   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.


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (11090) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nickls (1849) - 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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DYCSoccer17 (3320) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 14, 2011
11.25 ounce bottle purchased at the Davis Food Co-op. The aroma on this has the requisite banana and clove aromas, but something seems just off. It’s a little sweet. Perhaps some smelly feet in the nose? Moderately hazy golden body with just a slight brownish hue. Small, quickly dissipating white head. Starts a bit metallic, before the yeasty wheaty flavors come through with hints of banana and clove. Some underlying cereal is also there. Finishes with a bit of an astringent acidity. Some metallic character late. Not too bad.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 30, 2011
Bottle. Golden beer with a cream colored head. Malt and light earth aroma with light summer fruit. Malt and light grassy flavor with light earth and backing sweetness. Medium bodied. Sweet malt and light grass lingers with light earthiness.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
resce (2) - Nebraska, USA - OCT 11, 2010 does not count
Poured flat from a 333ml bottle with a light hazy golden color. Has some of the banana and fruity bubblegum flavors that you would expect from the style, but a bit lighter. Tastes like a "cleaner" hefe with muted malt and hops. Where this beer disappoints me is that it tastes less like the banana and hefe yeasty flavors like you expect and has some off flavors from the yeast that makes it taste a little "wild."

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
yespr (31220) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2010
11.25 fl oz bottle. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is wheaty and mild fruity. Dry eastery and wheaty flavoured. Subdued fruity note. Flat wheaty finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nickd717 (3497) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 2, 2010
33cl bottle from a random Japanese market. Pours a hazy golden-straw color with a one-finger off-white head and some sediment at the bottom. Aroma is fairly typical for the style: wheat, yeast, banana, and citrus. Flavor is wheaty and yeasty with banana, clove, and lemon. Something is a little weird on the finish - maybe this beer is less than fresh. Fairly light body with a mild astringency on the palate. Drinkability is above average. Overall this is a pretty average hefeweizen.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
improvjock (323) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 19, 2009
Bottle. Pours a cloudy gold with small white head that completely disappeared after 5 seconds. Low carbonation. Aroma of banana and sweet malts. Texture is a little thick but velvety. Delicious beer, but I like it to have at least a little bit of head. Oishii, ne?

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6465) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 15, 2008
Bottle from Yamaoka. Dark golden color. Cloudy, with a low, quickly fading head. Nice aroma of bananas and cloves. Rich, thick wheat malt flavor, rather sweet but balanced by a bit of sour. Excellent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (4822) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 4, 2008
Bottle. Cloudy pale golden with a smallish white head. Potent clove and banana aromas. Harmoniously blend banana and dry clove flavours. Well-carbonated. A superior weizen.


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