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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scipio (699) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2013
Thank you again to Chris for this rare gift. Pours a bright yellowish, hazy golden with a full, bubbly white head. Aroma is banana, orange, wheat, and spices. It has a very Belgian impression to it. The taste is similar to the aroma. The banana stands out the most, followed by the orange and spices. Short aftertaste of banana and spice. Some bubbly carbonation up front, but it seems to be more flat at the end. Light in body with a slick texture. It is refreshing to drink. I had this many years ago on a visit to Japan. I think I liked it more back then when I was more naive. However I’m pleased to say that I think this is still very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
burg326 (3667) - 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 (658) - 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 (271) - 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 (215) - 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 (426) - 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 (679) - - 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 (9794) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
petewhitley (337) - JAPAN - NOV 4, 2013
~This review was made some time ago via another application, and thus the specific details (beyond numerical scores) are no longer available~

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mrmartin (669) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Hazy Dark Golden pour with no head. Sweet wheaty nose hint of citrus Flat. Semisweet. Lots of Wheat characteristics. Unique but not quite for me. Love the bottle design.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GBZ59 (1129) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - SEP 4, 2013
Botella de 330ml (Elegante, baja y azul). Copa Tulipa de pie largo. Color pajizo dorado y apariencia turbia. Espuma blanca y corona tupida y persistente. Aromas de levadura, pan, trazos de clavo y sutil humo. Entrada divertida y chispeante con sutiles sabores de plátano y pan. Cuerpo medio y carbonatación moderada. Textura densa. Matices afrutados y piel cítrica que aportan una agradable astringencia en el intermedio. Final seco y retrogusto afrutado. Refrescante y de muy fácil asimilación. 330ml bottle (Nice, blue & short). Long foot tulip glass. Golden straw, foggy appearance. White froth, lasting & close crown. Yeasty & bready notes, hints of clove & subtle smoke to the nose. Funny sparkling upfront, subtle flavors of bread & banana. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Oily texture. Hints of fruit & citric peel provide soft astringency. Dry finish & fruity aftertaste. Refreshing & easy drinkable.

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