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


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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ronaldtheriot (1801) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JAN 10, 2015
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4677) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 16, 2014
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...

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (11424) - Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
burg326 (5384) - Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
melush (2949) - SPAIN - JUN 2, 2014
Lata de 35 cl, adquirida en un supermercado Summit de Tokyo, Japon. Color ambar. Sabor a malta, banana, dulce.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenkiGonzo (1079) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 17, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
czlowiekwiadro (695) - POLAND - APR 8, 2014
słodki, owocowo-drożdżowy zapach z nutami banana. kolor złoty, mętny, nieprzejrzysty. piana dość słaba. w smaku banan, drożdże, dość kwaśny.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sloshgator (714) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biirusaikou (2585) - - MAR 15, 2014
Long lasting creamy head and deep cloudy body. Yeasty banana, apple aroma. rich cereals flavor, tart, orange, banana, peppery finish. This one has slowly been growing on me as one of the best-value Japanese crafts among widely distributed cans.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (13444) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Can poured a cloudy gold with a lasting white head. Aromas of wheat, yeast, citrus and clove. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of wheat, yeast, citrus and light spice with a smooth lingering yeasty finish.

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