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Gotemba Kogen Weiss

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Brewed by Gotemba Kogen
Style: German Hefeweizen
Gotemba-shi, Shizuoka, Japan
Serve in Weizen

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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maekchu (2061) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle from local Yamaya store. Fresh yeasty nose, light floral notes, good banana, some powdered sugar. Hazy glowing amber color, with fat bubbles sticking to the sides of the glass, soap sudsy head, some lace. Good mild citrusy initial, tangy, lemony, lot of bittering in mid, gentle floating lightly sweet finish. Thin-medium body, with a touch of astringency. Not too shabby. Seems clean and frsh. Just a bit thick with bittering in mid palate.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biirusaikou (598) - - MAY 13, 2014
Dried banana, pepper, yeast. Light banana cake, cereals, straw, dry peppery finish. A decent weizen wihout being outstanding, dusty yeast is slowly killing flavors.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (1869) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 18, 2014
Can direct from the brewery via rakuten, listed as Weizen not Weiss. A slightly cloudy straw gold pour with a foamy white head leaving behind fairly minimal lacing. The aroma is cloves & a butterscotch yeast quality to it. The taste is sweet, yeasty, light cloves and a mild buttery flavor. That buttery taste is diacetyl an off-flavor in a hefeweizen. It is an ok beer but not as good as the schwarz & pils which beat my expectations whereas this disappointed me.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jonno (2287) - JAPAN - SEP 10, 2012
Pretty run of the mill Weiss. Trad flavours are there, but not really projected. This leaves the whole thing feeling a bit flat. Decent enough drinking, but there are so many better examples even in Japan.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shoulderbroken (1988) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 9, 2012
Tap at the Gotemba Beer Kingdom festival. Pale blond colour, creamy head. Aroma is wheat, lots of it. Not much else. Taste similar, bit of cream, some banana, maybe little bit of spice. Quite nice and refreshing but not wildly exciting.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
worldbeertaste (1619) - AUSTRIA - JUL 13, 2011
Cloudy, Light gold, Strong banana smell. Light palate. Fruity with Banana. Light malt and yeast feel. Smooth. I really enjoy the banana feel. No real bitterness. Not complex.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thebeertourist (4779) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 5, 2010
Bottle, 5.5 percent ABV. Hazy pale yellow, big white head. Solid banana aroma. Banana and gradually also clove providing a good balance. A very good weizen despite its pale appearance.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10291) - FAROE ISLANDS - SEP 11, 2009
Botella, "Gotemba Kohgen Beer Weizen". Hazy golden, nice steady big white cramy head. Good wheat and yeasty fruity aroma. Pleasant filling mouthfeel. Fresh wheat fruity flavour with yeast and some sweetness. Good banana fruity weiss. Thanks for waiting and sharing this with me Tooru!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty (6299) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 31, 2009
Draught at the brewery. Glowing cloudy yellow color, very bubbly, with a thick, fine, head. Aroma has a decent sour edge to it, lemony, with banana and clove. Medium rich malt flavor. Refreshing, and not too sweet. Tart as well. Well done. Not very special, but good. A bit thin.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19310) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2009
Draught at the brewpub. Cloudy yellow, small head. Estery raspberry , bandaid and banana up front. Light-medium bodied with cottony spun sugar, strong wheat malt character and plenty of banana. Solid weizen.


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