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


on tap

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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2010
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours a cloudy yellow with white fizzy head. Aroma of lemon, grain and an odd spice I can not define with a bit of banana and sweat. Flavor is the same. Mouth feel is light and watery with fizzy carbonation. Overall, eeeggghh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ilovedarkbeer (2676) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 29, 2010
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Nose is cream of wheat, oxidized manilla folder. Taste is banana, rubber, and mesh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (5135) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2010
Plateau of the Galaxy bottle thanks to blutt59. cloudy yellow with a white head. lemon, spices, and wheat on the nose. nice on the palate, wheat, more lemon, spices, and a smooth finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5952) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2010
(300ml bottle thanks to blutt59) Pours milky/murky pale white with nice bubbles. Nose of lemon, yeast, and spices. Taste of lemon, lightly tart, cinnamon with a creamy finish. Weird beer but I didn’t dislike it, kind of liked it actually.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (6134) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2010
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. The beer pours a cloudy pale yellow color with a white head. The aroma is bananas, yeast and bubblegum. The flavor is banana, lemon and a lot more bubblegum. Medium mouthfeel and low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
blutt59 (6413) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2010
bottle, plateau of the galaxy version, light yellow color with foamy head, aromas of skunky horseblanket, flavor is sweet , some wheat, lemon , new leather, does coordinate well with tables

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 26, 2010
Bottle thanks to blutt59. Silver bottle that read "Plateau of the Galaxy". Pours with a milky, hazy golden-white body with a white head. Aroma is grassy, estery, orange and vanilla. Taste is orange, grassy and peppery. Fizzy and dry mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
osu97gp (678) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2010
Bottle. Pours a cloudy light yellow/orange with a very large white head. Aroma of clove, banana, and wheat. Flavor of cloves and banana. A nice well-balanaced wheat beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ofey (68) - Doncaster, AUSTRALIA - MAR 12, 2010
Distinctive by it’s blue bottle. Belgian style beer with citrus and spice overtones. Had it in a glass with an orange slice which did take out a lot of the initial fizz thus leaving little head. Bottle was close to expiry though (1 mth to go). Dry finish and but very drinkable. I could probably have done with a 2nd bottle though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (8810) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 28, 2010
Bottle, brought back by my lovely wife. Pours a very cloudy straw yellow with a big densely foamy chapeau that left clots of lace along the top half of my glass. Aroma is estery-wheaty, spicy, with lemon and sour melon notes. Estery palate, with loads of spice, again with mostly lighter fruit elements (not really any of the banana I would expect in a classic German hefe), and a tart finish that borders on sour. This was very interesting (in an enjoyable way), and seemed to takes parts of its identity from each of the classic wheat beer styles German, Belgian, and American.

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