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

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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   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.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
yespr (29687) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theis (12759) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 25, 2013
Draught at Watering Hole, Yoyogi. Cloudy golden - white head. Banana. Fruity notes. Wheaty. Light flowery. Gloves. Thin body and finish.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (11181) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (10352) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 7, 2013
Bottle courtesy of ajax25g, thank you! Clear golden yellow color, small white head. Aroma of very light fruit. Taste has subtle banana, clove, light spice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (9036) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 5, 2014
Bottle @ home. Not sure where the h I got this one. Pours a somewhat cloudy golden yellow appearance with a thin white head. Definitely heavy spicy clove and lemon/lime/banana in the nose. Nutmeg / cinnamon. Tastes a bit old. Slight cardboard. A wee bit tart flavor. Spritzy lemon/banana flavor. Moderate sweetness. Maybe would have been a little better had it been more fresh, but still doesn’t seem like it would have been too outstanding.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gnoff (7454) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2013
333 ml bottle thanks to Ingo! Sampled on April 8, 2013. Marked (BB?) 13.04.14, purchased late December 2012.
Hazy golden color, white head. Sweet, faint, fruity scent. Sweet, fruity, mellow taste. Apricot aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, low to very low bitterness.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bb (6697) - 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
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
rosenbergh (6096) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2013
333 ml bottle. BB 14/04/17. From saveur-biere.com.
Hazy brown colour with a small off-white head. Yeast, caramel malt and something quite stale in a strange aroma. The flavour is yeast, wheat and some sweetness. Not very good for a Hefeweizen... well, it’s quite hard to recognize it’s Hefeweizen...


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