willisread (407) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can bought at Food & Company in Gakugei-Daigaku. Poured into an English tulip. Beautiful hazy straw color with a huge white head. Smells of banana and papaya with some clove on the nose. Mostly wheat on the palate with some corriander, clove and pepper noticeable as well. Good carbonation and texture. Nice peppery finish.
Artichoke (86) - California, USA - FEB 19, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not a bad hefe. The mouth feel is nice three finger head, fruity aromatic but needs to be more bitter. A bit saccharine
ronaldtheriot (1425) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JAN 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ginga Kogen has a thick, creamy, white head, a milky, opaque, yellow-gold appearance, and moderate lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of banana, coriander, slight smoke, and white wheat. Taste is of all that with bubble gum and white pepper. Bitterness is low, and sugariness is high. RJT
KansaiBeerLvrs (2677) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. For some reason I thought this was a lager so I served it in a footed pilsner glass, imagine my surprise when it pour a cloudy gold with a solid head of white foam - ummm... that looks like a weizen. One whiff, bready wheat and cloves with a bit of a fruity tang. Label check, yep made with wheat. I am just confused as to why they are selling a beer made with wheat as Komugi no Beer and another beer made with wheat as Weizen... I think the body on this one is slightly thinner. I switched to my weizen glass, a subtler nose and a fuller mouthfeel. The taste is a protein rich wheatiness & cloves, with a smooth silky body - in the pilsner glass the carbonation came off a bit rough. The flavor is nicely balanced but a bit mild. I like it and I guess it might be slightly different from the other Ginga Kogen Weizen... I think I need to try them side by side or talk to someone at the brewery...
crossovert (8500) - Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2014
2.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
30cl cobalt blue bottle. Pours a milky whiteish gold wiht a a large foamy white head. Smell is skunked, lame. The flavor though slightly skunked retains a lot of traditional hefeweizen characteristics, creamy wheat, spritzy lemon, and spicy clove, there is a bit of sweetness and it is a bti thin in the mouthfeel. Decent.
burg326 (4240) - Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a cloudy golden color with aromas of banana, fruited yeast, wheat, and some light sweetness. Flavors were yeasty, wheaty, and light banana, refreshing in the heat, could drink a lot of this on a nice hot summer afternoon.
melush (1126) - SPAIN - JUN 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lata de 35 cl, adquirida en un supermercado Summit de Tokyo, Japon. Color ambar. Sabor a malta, banana, dulce.
GenkiGonzo (485) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 24, 2014 Can from Yamaya. Pours a cloudy amber. Spicy aroma with lots of banana. Solid weizen flavours. Great value for money. Taste got worse as it warmed.
czlowiekwiadro (301) - POLAND - APR 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
słodki, owocowo-drożdżowy zapach z nutami banana. kolor złoty, mętny, nieprzejrzysty. piana dość słaba. w smaku banan, drożdże, dość kwaśny.
sloshgator (514) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Drank from the bottle under the name Silver Bottle according to the brewers English version website, this beer was an unexpectedly delicious. Fruity and yeast aromas coming from a pillowy white head on top of a cloudy orange pour. Taste is a well-balanced mix of wheat malt and yeast with some fruity notes. Note quite as complex as a German Hefeweizen, but really nice just the same. Yeast notes linger on the tongue. If you can figure out the labeling, this is a beer worth trying.