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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: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.


Nena's rating

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 9, 2012
Admittedly, I bought this because the blue bottle with reindeer on it was quite beautiful. Gold hazey pour, white head that falls quick to a thin ring and a little film. Lots of ripe banana on the nose, clove. Mild bready flavor bodywith a sweet and sour fruity banana taste, a little lemon, clove. Surprsingly good considering the nose seemed one dimensional. Light body, moderate carbonation. Surprisingly good hefe.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (5863) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
invinoveritas (115) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nearbeer (4836) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
graziano85 (419) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
visionthing (4738) - 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!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mrjez (442) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GenDV138 (5748) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markoijelena (2175) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (4529) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ippopotamo36 (1612) - 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!


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