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


on tap

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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   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.

LiebeBier's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 15, 2010
Cool blue bottle is definitely an attention getter on this beer. Had this at a Sushi rest in DC. The sweetness of the wheat really brought out tremendous malt flavors. Very fresh sample.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Skarecrow (265) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 30, 2016
350ml lovely blue bottle BB 1/2017 Subdued wheaty aroma. Hazy straw color with good head. Mild bitterness with mild wheat beer taste. Also a decent hit of wet cardboard. Wouldn’t mind trying a fresher sample.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MayumiH (982) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2016
Can at my parents. Pours cloudy yellow colour. Hints of wheat and spices, some citrus. Crisp finish. Refreshing for sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDIPSO (5667) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2016
Hazed light golden liquid with a smallish white head. Sweet wheat aromas. Sweet wheat flavors as well. Cream of wheat with honey. Solid, but unexciting as josh would say. 1/15

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (10238) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 6, 2016
A little expensive at $5.99 in the states, but a pretty nice hefe overall. Sharp carbonation. Fruity and phenolic, lots of banana and clove.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (5940) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 22, 2016
Bottle: Poured a hazy yellow color ale with a nice medium white foamy head with OK retention and some lacing. Aroma of light wheat flavours with some residual sugar notes. Taste is also a mix of wheat flavours with some residual sugar notes and light bubble-gum notes. Body is full for style with good carbonation. Not bad but complexity/drinkability were not as high as I had expected.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
invinoveritas (116) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2016
33cl beautiful blue bottle at home. Pours yellow with a massive fabulous creamy head. Packaging and pour-wise, this has to be one of the best looking beers ever. Estery banana nose, with odd notes of smoke and electrical fire and straw mushrooms. Muted banana smoothie taste with a slight sourness, but way too watery. Interesting indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nearbeer (4919) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 16, 2016
300 ml. blue bottle US import version. Hazy pear colored with a thin disc of bubbles. Nose of banana, caramel, bread, clove, light lemon and resin. Flavors of banana bread, caramel apple, light lemon juice, dried grass and wheat. Light bodied with medium carbonation and leans sweet, but still has a pretty drinkable balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
graziano85 (423) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 15, 2016
"Silver bottle" in Oviedo, Spain. Hazy amber color, with a medium white head, fading. Aroma of banana and spices. Taste is sweet but balanced, caramel, licorice, spicy on the tongue. Medium carbonation. A good beer, I liked it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
visionthing (4831) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - 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 (478) - 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.

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