Brewed by Ginga Kogen Beer Company
Style: German Hefeweizen
Sawauchi, Iwate Prefecture, Japan
Serve in Weizen


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Fruity beer with rich taste made by packaging "Weizen", the traditional beer in the South Germany made of over 50 % of wheat malt, without filtering beer yeast.
Note: This beer comes in the can, pictured at left, and in a new bottle that is labeled "Silver Bottle." US Import listed as "Plateau of the Galaxy" on back label.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
redtechnj (203) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - SEP 13, 2012
Aroma- Crispy, sweet, Wheat, some lemon Appearance- cloudy golden with a nice fluffy white head. Average lasting head with nice lacing. Flavor- Floral, crisp,some lemon and grass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Sweet and fruity on a bread-like base. Some apple, lemon, and grape. Lingering aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maekchu (2082) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAY 20, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2012 Can. Fishy, glue, metallic, with some banana in the nose. Cloudy pale yellow. Initial is sweet but quite raw. Then it all goes fairly flat. Heavy carb cutting the tongue and palate. Still, it is drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 9, 2012
Admittedly, I bought this because the blue bottle with reindeer on it was quite beautiful. Gold hazey pour, white head that falls quick to a thin ring and a little film. Lots of ripe banana on the nose, clove. Mild bready flavor bodywith a sweet and sour fruity banana taste, a little lemon, clove. Surprsingly good considering the nose seemed one dimensional. Light body, moderate carbonation. Surprisingly good hefe.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
after4ever (6111) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2012
300. Pours a cloudy medium gold with a loose white head. Bananas and skunk on the nose. But not too much of the banana side. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Skunky, bready mid palate with some mild banana and clove happening. Earthy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjuf1853 (1238) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Bottle at Benton Cafe in Orlando. Very nice flavor and aroma. Went well with our sushi dinner.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shoulderbroken (1990) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 20, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2013 Can from Bic Camera. Hazy very pale yellow colour with white head that fades almost immediately. Aroma is buttery, bit of banana, touch of spice. Taste is similar, quite wheaty, but fruity and buttery too. Aftertaste is very malty. Quite smooth in the mouth, with a bit of a spike from the spice. Alright but not wildly exciting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
redlight (2316) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 7, 2012
Banana and clove notes in the aroma with hints of nutmeg. The beer pours a cloudy gold color with a white head. Spicy clove and banana flavors, finishes very crisp. Great beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ARMed (598) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2011
Wow. Completely surpirsed by this beer! Exceptional light but tasty hefe flavor. Certainly not something that you would anticipate for a Japanese beer. It is lighter than a typical German Hefe, but very ioce flavor. My one downfall of the beer is the lack of head and lacing. There is none. Slightly flat and unspirited.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Padron4KM (535) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUL 4, 2011
10.1 oz blue bottle from Total Wine in Las Vegas NV Cloudy yellow, with a quickly evaporating head, and no lace. Aroma has some slightly sour notes and overripe banana. Flavor is sweet banana, with a touch of sour, some clove spice, and a light lemony finish. Pleasant surprise.

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