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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: 95   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.
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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19377) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12552) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2010
(Bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a hazy yellow body with a medium egg-white head. Aroma of lemon, wheat, florals, and light banana. Flavor of banana, lemon, some bubblegum, and light clove.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (11867) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 3, 2009
UPDATED: APR 11, 2010 Not sure if I have the right beer, but it tastes like a German hefeweizen, so best guess. Blue bottle, blue and white label says Premium Unfiltered Beer. Aroma of yeast. Cloudy straw. Full bodied, grapefruit and bubblegum. Nice enough.
Earlier Rating: 1/3/2009 Total Score: 3.2
Not sure if I have the right beer, but it tastes like a German hefeweizen, so best guess. Blue bottle, blue and white label says Premium Unfiltered Beer. Aroma of yeast. Cloudy straw. Full bodied, grapefruit and bubblegum. Nice enough.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (11069) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 11, 2009
Bottle. The silver bottle, except it says imported. Validated on the GK website. Medium plus body with decent carbonation. Flavors of wheat, citrus and light banana. A very good hefe.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tmoney99 (10660) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2010
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber hue with an average fizzy white head that diminished slowly with fair lacing. Good wheat and banana aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Average well balanced sweet wheat flavor with a good sweet finish of short to moderate duration. Good soft drinkable beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10289) - FAROE ISLANDS - DEC 8, 2006
Bottle. Hazy light brownish colour with a nice fuzzy head. Aroma of wheat, malt and yeast. Crisy and fruity flavour with wheat, malt and a good touch of yeast and a bit of lemon. Great wheat brew!

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (9808) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
daknole (9114) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 21, 2009
Bottle from case and keg. pours a cloudy yellow/gold color with a big bright white head. Aroma is yeasty as hell, malty and full of coriander, orange and some banana bubblegum. Flavor is smooth and nice with cloves, bananas, gum, yeast, orange, malt and a spicy hint of pepper. This is surprising considering it comes from Japan. Pretty damn nice and underrated.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (8410) - 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.


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