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


on tap

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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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.

golubj's rating

   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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
phfyysik (632) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUL 20, 2016
Pours hazy yellow with small head. Aroma is fruity, yeast, watermelon, banana, some flour, grapefruit. Taste is bitter fruits, citrus, grapefruit, banana, some yeast, a bit flour. Very good beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmgreenuk (7419) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUL 10, 2016
Tap at Craft Sukhumvit, Bangkok. Poured a murky straw colour with a thin broken white head. The aroma is light banana, grain, citrus. The flavour is light acid citrus with a smooth light floral, grainy mineral, light fruit palate. Medium to light bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (9925) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUL 8, 2016
Scores a little lower than I’d have thought. A nice cloudy hef that balanced the bubble gum/banana clove well, with a touch of citrus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HuskerTan (1582) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - JUN 8, 2016
Bottle. A- Lemon, spices, wheat, subtle banana. A- Golden color, hazy liquid, white head. T- Lemon, spices, wheat, subtle banana, subtle bubblegum. P- Light body, average texture, average carbonation, smooth finish. O- Wouldn’t consider this much of a hefe in the traditional sense but it was a decent brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
adamnowek (1732) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2016
Hazy copper colour with zero head. Served with a lemon at a bao restaurant in Paris. Over carbonated. Artificial sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
nordic (414) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAY 25, 2016
bottle. golden color. aroma of banana, also spicy & fruity. taste: sweet, wheat, seems like some kind of witbier.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
visionthing (4726) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dervock (932) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyobon (1269) - 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.

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