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


on tap

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RATINGS: 111   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.

trapped's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
trapped (2023) - New York, - JAN 27, 2013
Blue tinted bottle with blue label, white reindeers and ’premium unfiltered beer’ under them. Pale yellow color with slight haziness, strong fruity smell, high carbonation, slightly bitter citrusy taste, long finish. A nice hefeweizen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ttheilen (426) - USA - MAY 26, 2016
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
visionthing (4471) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2016
35cl can from a beer shop in Kyoto. Pours hazy murky yellow with a white head. Fruity aroma with notable banana, some yeasty and wheaty notes and hints of spices. Moderate sweet with nice fruity flavours and a certain acidity. Tasty, balanced and refreshing!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mrjez (347) - Osaka, JAPAN - MAR 30, 2016
From can it pours a hazy yellow-orange, with a decent foamy head that settles after a few minutes. Aroma of spice and banana esters, slight bubblegum and wheat. Nice mellow banana and wheat flavour, quite peppery throughout. Has a kind of aspirin fizz where a more creamy feel would’ve been nice, quite light and dry, lingering flavour and spice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GenDV138 (5231) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2015
11-12 oz bottle at Izakaya Seki in DC served with a small tasting glass. Clear golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of sweet malt, herbs, spice, light banana. Tastes of banana, herbs, spice, light citrus, sweet malt. Medium-light body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markoijelena (2011) - Belgrade, SERBIA - AUG 16, 2015
Can 0.33l at The 8th Belgrade tasting Session One at the Beerville Beer Bar.17.07.2015.Thanks ippopotamo36 for this beer.Pour it hazy yellow color with medium white head.Aroma of clove and wheat.Taste banana, clove, dry little bit bur nor bad at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (3984) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 25, 2015
At Belgrade Eighth Tasting, round one. Can. Slight haze, chunky white foam. Bright aroma, balanced wheat flavors. Solid spiced hefe, sharp clean flavors. Banana-bubblegum predominant. Clean and tasty, works quite well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ippopotamo36 (1485) - Rome, ITALY - JUL 21, 2015
At the 8th tasting (round 1), held at Vlada’s Beerville pub in Belgrade-Serbia. Can courtesy of KansaiBeer Lvrs, many thanks mate! Pours cloudy golden-weizen color, medium tick white foamy head. Nose: clove, banana, bakery smell, fresh and clean aroma. Mouth: clean, balanced, well-done. Mild feel of wheat, bread crumb, lovely. Bravo!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tonkun (1296) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2015
Can. Cloudy yellow white pour with a white head that dissipated quickly. Lemon zest, orange, honey, bread. Really nice aroma. Medium body and carbonation. Sweet, bitter and sour finish. Nice. And good looking can

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
colui72 (562) - HONG KONG - JUN 7, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2015 Good Japanese Hefeweizen in a beautiful and appealing blue bottle. Fruity and yeasty. Good summer beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamaty (1749) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 4, 2015
La botella es sencillamente preciosa. Con aspecto de agua mineral premium con vidrio azul intenso. Ambar bonita, pero con mucha menor espuma de la esperada para el estilo. El aroma tiene fondo de weizen, aplatanada, pero es mucho más cereal. La textura es perfecta en boca y el punto de gas también. En cuanto al sabor, no defrauda. En absoluto. Equilibrada, aunque deja predominar las maltas, con sabor de plátano, dulce, bastante dulce. Compensado con un final más seco, algo achampanado. Buen ejemplar de weizen en Japón, demostrando otra vez que cuando hay trigo en la receta saben lo que se tienen entre manos.

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