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


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Note: Sold in Japan in the can labeled "Weizen" at the bottom, and in the "Star Bottle."

Malty_MacHops' rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Malty_MacHops (640) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - JUN 10, 2012
Not bad, not exceptional. The nose is very citrusy with big lemon nofes backed by clove, dough, and a touch of vanilla. Not as much banana presence as in other versions of the style. The beer is hazy yellow with an oddly quickly falling head for a wheat beer. The taste is crisp lemon backed by clove, but limit to those two. Crisp and light bodied, this would make a very good summer beer to relax with.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2273) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 27, 2014
Can picked up on sale at Yamaya. This beer pours pretty as a picture with a light golden honey hazy color & a thick fluffy white head. A wheaty soft cloves aroma. The beer is smooth bodied with a round carbonation. It's got nice wheat character as well as cloves though the yeast may be a bit too prominent but that is quibbling. A solid Weizen. Ap 4 p 4 ar 8 t 7 o 12-13 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (12964) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 24, 2014
Can (Kyoto)
Hazy yellow color, steady small white head. Overriped banana dominates the aroma. Light to medium-bodied. Yeasty, overriped banana flavor is also in the flavor. Nice to have good-bodied, unfiltered weizen in a can. Not perhaps the most perfect hefeweizen but drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ret12 (452) - Maryland, USA - JUN 24, 2014
This was a great example of this style beer I was very surprised at how delicious it wad

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
foduck (330) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Very dry example of the style. All of the right aroma, haze, and color. The signature weizen yeast flavor comes up front and finishes very dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
melush (939) - SPAIN - MAY 20, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2014 Botella de 30 cl, adquirida en estacion JR de Kumamoto. Color dorado claro. Sabor a trigo, levadura, dulce.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
fajry (764) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 22, 2014
Fľaša. Zlatá farba. Bublinková biela pena. Vôňa banány, kvasnice a to je asi všetko. V chuti cítiť pšenicu, opäť banány, kvasnice. Dá sa to piť, ale nič extra.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
czlowiekwiadro (242) - POLAND - APR 14, 2014
uczciwy weitzen, ładny zapach banana i goździka. słaba piana. słodki w smaku ale poza tym bardzo dobry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brentv (386) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 10, 2014
From can. Pours a hazy golden with a thin white head and very little lacing. Aroma of bananas and fruit. Taste is sweet, bananas. Medium mouthfeel. Average carbonation. Very pleasant and a lovely beer. Will buy again. Enjoyed in Narita, Japan.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
MisoW (1702) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 14, 2014
Bottle, kindly shared by fajry, many thanks. Pours hazy yellow color, white head. Aroma is fruity, wheat, herbs and some banana. Taste is banana, lemon, herbs, wheat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cuso (4964) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 9, 2014
Bottle, kindly shared by fajry, many thanks. Hazy golden color with medium white head. Aroma of wheat, yeast, banana. Taste, wheat, banana, yeast, clove. Drinkable.

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