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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: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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.


john_henry's rating

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
john_henry (124) - - JUL 13, 2013
Bottle received chilled direct from the brewery. Pretty much what I was expecting, standard wheat beer. Unfortunately lacking in anything to make it stand out, but by no means bad, just no real wheat aromas and the taste is very subtle.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
visionthing (4368) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 13, 2016
33,3cl bottle from SIP veini- ja õllepood, Tallinn. Pours slightly hazy golden with a rather small, white head. Smells like pear soda! Rather fruity aroma, but more towords artificial pears than banana, some banana and tropical fruits too and some mild wheaty notes. Moderate sweet with somewhat strange fruity flavours and a fairly light acidity. Fairly tasty and drinkable, but nothing I would buy a second time.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dervock (827) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2016
Tap - pours hazy yellow with small white head. Aroma is spicy with banana and citrus. Taste is citrus upfront then a building spicy pepper come through for a lingering finish.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
nerdboy19 (171) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - JAN 22, 2016
Shiro means "White" in Japanese. A little bit hazy and orange color with small white head. Aroma is lots of malt, balanced clove and banana. High carb, light body. Spicy, banana, malty, dry, water. Nice weizen, but may be too light for me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyobon (1251) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 5, 2016
(Bottle) Cloudy golden yellow with almost no head. Nice aroma - banana with spicy hints. Light body, good carbonation. Nice refreshing taste - bananas with citrus notes. Good refreshing Hefeweizen.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
danielyabu (1482) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - DEC 19, 2015
Appearance: white small frothy head. fair lacing. mostly diminishing. cloudy yellow thick body. aroma: moderate yeasty, banana and honey. initial flavor: moderate sweet (banana). ff: moderate sweet and light acidic; average duration. Palate: medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation and light astringent finish. Tasty, but its above-average sweetness make it a little too cloying for my taste. It lacks balance. 30s usd 3,95

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (12285) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 9, 2015
A lightly hazed weizen with a thin white head. In aroma, nice fruity banana malt with cloves and light mineral notes, grassy hops, nice. In mouth, a light sweet fruity banana malt with light cloves, light bodied, OK. On tap at Coedo Hong Kong.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (8680) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 10, 2015
330ml bottle from Little Leeds Beer House. Pours hazy yellow brown with a short-lived white head. Aromas of sweet banana and white bread. Taste is light spicy, more banana. Light clove finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (12725) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (9636) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marduk (5332) - 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.


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