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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (5248) - 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 (6070) - 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 didnít dislike it, kind of liked it actually.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (6155) - 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 (6504) - 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 (7917) - 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 itís 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 (9543) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
randy1301 (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 28, 2010
Wow!!Found a gem at my new sushi spot tonight!!Not sure if this is the right beer Iím reviewing under though?Bottle was blue and fat.Description is hefeweizen style brewed from accumulated water from some mountain in Japan(damn I should have wrote this down...)Anyway pours a perfect yellow/golden color with a crazy banana-bomb nose!Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy medium body.Finish is long and slightly sweet.This is new to the Atlanta market so I will re-taste in the coming days but right now I think I have found the best wheat beer Iíve ever tasted.......

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thooper41 (556) - BELGIUM - DEC 27, 2009
300mL bottle: Appearance is hazy golden brown with minimal white head, Aroma has some wheat along with some yeasty charter, Flavor is pretty complex for a German Hefe, very breaddy with some ginger like spices, again slightly yeasty. Does not disappoint.

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