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


on tap

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RATINGS: 108   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.

pforei's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
pforei (338) - USA - SEP 9, 2008
I believe this beer is also known as "Silver Bottle" when it is imported into the US in bottle form. Cloudy wheat color with good head. Really strong wheat and yeast scent/flavors with plenty of citrus. Some grain on the nose. Very mild spice, perhaps clove. A little smoother and thicker (yeast and wheat) than most most hefeweizen which usually have a bit more crispness. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GenDV138 (4104) - 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 (1429) - 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 (3416) - 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 (994) - 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 (420) - 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 (1544) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RafeAU (553) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 4, 2015
bottle In Osaka. cold storage at rakuichi. and a can 2 days later was identical. fresh, pleasant hefeweizen with a nice moderate banana aroma. wlp300 I wonder? fairly good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
willisread (1283) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 7, 2015
Can bought at Food & Company in Gakugei-Daigaku. Poured into an English tulip. Beautiful hazy straw color with a huge white head. Smells of banana and papaya with some clove on the nose. Mostly wheat on the palate with some corriander, clove and pepper noticeable as well. Good carbonation and texture. Nice peppery finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Artichoke (86) - California, USA - FEB 19, 2015
Not a bad hefe. The mouth feel is nice three finger head, fruity aromatic but needs to be more bitter. A bit saccharine

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