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

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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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. Blue bottle with modern design brings out table coordinates. 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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (8313) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2005
Pale yellow colour, more like a wit than a hefe. Sweet marshmallow aroma, some coriander, faint banana and apple. Flavour is fairly dry, with a watery palate. Light candyish flavour, some wheaty spice. Thanks Josh.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2005
Hazy golden with a strong bananaq aroma. Fruity flavour of banana and pears. Yeasty short finish. (Thanks Ompher for having all those japanese micros and a big Thank You to IslandHaole to bring these goodies all over Asia)

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19194) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2005
Canned, thanks IslandHaole! Cloudy golden, rich but brief head. Fruity banana aroma. Sweet and lightly bready, lightly lemony. Soft mouthfeel. Refreshing.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shadey (1879) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 7, 2005
Banana aroma. Actually plenty of flavor in this wierd blue and gold can. A big suprise from japan. Thanks to Oakes for bringing this to the Toronto gathering.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 7, 2005
Cloudy tan colour. Sweeter and a little thciker than the Weizen, but these are only shades of difference. Otherwise, a clean, well-made but unexciting wheat.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mds (2194) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2005
can. grassy, grainy, spicy, and some notes of banana in the aroma. hazy golden body, fluffy white head. pretty interesting for a hefeweizen from Japan. Thanks oakes.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - APR 5, 2005
Can from Radekfest (thanks Josh). Light gold color with a small but sturdy head. Aroma is yeasty with some banana and lemon. Taste is light with those same flavors and honey. A surprisingly good beer. My favorite hefe in a can.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2005
Cloudy gold-yellow w/ fluffy white foam. Sweet, yeasty (banana) aroma of (reminiscent of candy necklaces) w/ a hint of clove. Light, somewhat grainy feel. Well-balanced yeasty flavour w/ a solid wheat foundation & nice clove spiciness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (7703) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2005
Thanks to Islandhaole for this one. Pours hazy canary with big, white head. Aroma of huge banana, cloves, bubblegum, hopcit. Tastes weissy, with the same flavors as aromas. Smooth palate, nice balance, and wonderful complexity. Just outstanding. Shove some sushi in my mouth and call me Yoshi!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joshpiledean (315) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 5, 2005
Thanks to IslandHaole for this gem. Cloudy light golden pour, small head. Crisp spicy yeast nose, some fruity esters, banana and sweet lemon. Slighty subdued wheat character, with yeast and light spice evening out. Very clean and refreshing, reletivaley dry finish. Great!


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