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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: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   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.


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3.8
   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AdiBeer (1494) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2014
Aroma: wheat, grain and caramel malts, light banana. Appearance: hazy gold, small, creamy, white head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: sweets continue and intensify, wheat, grain, caramel, soft carbonation, medium body. Overall: not a bad Hefeweizen, yet struggles to stand out. Bottle at Vista Sky 100, Hong Kong.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (6033) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2014
Bottle, 08/14, no head with hazy orange color, thick fruity wine aromas, flavor is some thin clove and yeast notes, light tang finish

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2014

Bottle 333ml.

[ As Coedo Shiro ].
Hazy matt medium grey yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is light to light moderate malty, wheat, moderate yeasty, weizen yeast, fruity, clove, sweet spicy malt, light spicy. Flavour is moderate sweet with a average duration, sweet malt - wheat, fruity, yeasty, banana notes. Body is medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. [20140517]

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mar (4959) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Hazy yellow with a white head. Nose is coriander, lemon, spice, yeast, and bright. Easy palate, heavy yeast, coriander, spice, lemon, light finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BobyFischer (103) - FRANCE - OCT 9, 2014
Une Hefe Weizen clairement pas au niveau d’une Allemande qui se respecte.Elle se défend cependant par son acidité originale, sa douceur plus discrète et la prépondérances des arômes d’agrumes (et d’épices). Plus subtile qu’une pauvre Hoegaarden racoleuse mais pas assez éclatante pour m’enthousiasmer plus que ça.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (11192) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 3, 2014
Bottle. Golden-orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is orange, citrus, malt. Flavour is orange, citrus, malt, caramel, wheat, banana, yeast. Medium body. Ordinary beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hawthorne00 (2539) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle. Cloudy gold with a white head that fades fast. Aroma of oranges, wheat and cloves. Carbonation is on the low side. Sweet with tangy citrus, some spices, next to no bitterness. Pleasant enough.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Grzesiek79 (3303) - Radom, POLAND - AUG 6, 2014
Dosc dobre piwo ale delikatnie metne i ze srednia iloscia osadu. W smaku nieco przypominalo niemieckie pszeniczniaki ale nieco bylo lagodniejsze. Wyczulem pieczone banany, gozdziki i wanilie. Pod koniec piwo staje sie mniej slodowe a bardziej dziala ozezwiajaco, dochodzi cytrynowa skorka. Ogolnie smaczne ale nie powalalo, nawet w letnie upalne dni. Powiem szczerze ze po cenie spodziewalem sie sporo lepszego piwa.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4843) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Super hazy blonde and straw coloured beer with an amber glow and a thin white head. Aroma of pale malt, alcohol, wheat, yeast, coriander seed and a hint of bubble gum - very nice smelling. Medium-bodied; Assertive wheat and yeast flavours showing a strong herbal and grassy flavour and mellowing out at the end with a definite banana and fruity flavour. Aftertaste shows some subdued corn and herbal characteristics and a nice smooth sweetness. Overall, a very nice german hef made in Japan, but sampled here in Hong Kong - definitely worth trying if you can find this! I sampled this stubby 333 mL bottle purchased from City!Super in Harbour City, Kowloon, Hong Kong on22-June-2014 for HK$29,00 sampled in my hotel room here in Wan Chai, Hong Kong. Best by date on bottle of 21-November-2014.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bamsen78 (3389) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle at America Strikes Back, Ulfborg. Pours murky pale amber with small off-white head. Clear aroma of yeast, fruit, banana and rice. Sweet flavour of fruit and yeast, with subtle hoppy notes and malty touches. Sourish and sweetish aftertaste. OK but more ricey than a usual GH.


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