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Kawaba Snow Weizen

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Brewed by Kawaba Beer
Style: German Hefeweizen
Gunma Prefecture, Japan
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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 2.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.7   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
deekyn (1262) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 12, 2014
$11?!??! Doh! Wheat beer disguised as a bland cheap American lager. Grainy nose with lots of corn and some floral and honey notes. Light body with a little texture at the end. Grainy lagery blandness with some honey and honeysuckle. Drinks easy

1.2
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
GoufCustom (882) - HONG KONG - AUG 9, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2014

330 ml bottle bought at Sogo Fresh Mart in Causeway Bay.

Cloudy hazy light golden colour with layer of yeast sediments; Half finger head with crumpety white foam with fades in 40 seconds; Good sticky lacing and near zero carbonation; Quite pungent smell of lager malt, with smelly floral, light caramel, bread, strong yeast, light lemon and grass; Near zero sweet taste of lager malt, with very light caramel, faint wheaty tartness, strong bread, strong yeast, thin lemon, shades of bitter hops and thin grass; Mid to light body. Quite thick palate; Mouth feel is slightly-thinned, straight-up Pale Lager or a low-hopped Pilsener. Wheat is low, in the body but very thin tartness. The yeast is lager yeast, so there’s no fruity esters, vanilla, cloves or spices whatsoever, just some hints of caramel and the rest is gooey stale thick bread. Doh!... Hoppiness is smelly floral, light lemon and grass nose, minimal hop taste. Bitterness is backgroung astringency, lager-style, for a lasting, not-too-pleasant, very low bitter finish; Quite dry after taste, quite easy to mouth.

Comments: How dare the brewer called this a Weizen! This is just a Pale Lager what bits of wheat being thrown in. No fruity aroma or taste, just plain and lowly bready malt all over. At least Erdinger Champs has some tartness and orange taste for good measure. If you want a proper Hefeweiss, then please stay away from this expensive drain pours!

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Hazy yellow color, small to moderate head, some lace/retention. Aroma is very light - pale malts, touch of wheat, light banana/citrus. Reminds me a lot of a pale lager with some wheat characteristics. Lighter bodied. Also, the bottle itself is really heavy relative to most 12 oz bottles. Probably the most interesting thing about this.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
douglas88 (6336) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 25, 2013
12 ounce bottle from Uwajimaya. Pours a cloudy yellow color with a medium white head. A light bready nose with some pepper. A bit of faint skunk, lemon, dough, some yeasty spiciness. OK.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shoulderbroken (2202) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 5, 2013
Bottle. Very pale watery yellow colour with small white head. Aroma is quite faint, not much there, but equally nothing objectionable. Slight graininess and bit of citrus. Taste is similar. There is a hint of flavour but it fades quite quickly. Slight sweetness, bit of citrus and a little bit creamy. Fades into a kind of lemonade taste. Nothing nasty about it, in fact nothing much about it at all. Medium carbonation makes it a little bit spritzy but otherwise quite thin.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (11612) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Cloudy golden yellow pour with a white head. Really spice forward nose of clove and pepper. Lemon, mild banana, orange peel, and some sweet grain. The flavor is very light. Lemon, orange, spice, and hints of banana. Grainy sweetness and a touch of bread. Not bad, but not much of a hefweizen.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Blairgus (2731) - California, USA - FEB 19, 2013
19 Feb 2013, bottle. light yellow, some steady bubbles, faintly cloudy. nose is light lemon, pine, maybe some green pepper. thin body, moderately fizzy. has a slight lemon and ginger flavor with the faintest of hefe yeast. not great.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thisis12ptfont (868) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Light aromas of yeast, wheat and citrus. Very light golden yellow with no foam and lots of sediment. Light bodied with nice flavors of citrus, wheat and biscuit. Overall, this is a pretty well done. Simple and pleasant. I’d give this a B- rating.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
3fourths (8238) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2012
bottle.
hazed light yellow.
faint nose of lemon juice and dough.
sourish and tart wheat.
moderately fizzy and rough carbonation.
watery texture.
wet dog hair notes.
husky and coarse.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7874) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 18, 2012
Bottle. Was hoping for a kristal weizen with the translated name. Clear pour at first which turns hazy by the second half of the bottle. Medium gold hue, white head. Aromas are grainy, wheat, vanilla, very light banana esters, mild caramel. A touch of phenolic clove. Flavors are mildly sweet and floral, bready, wheat, grainy. Very light citrus notes. Isoamyl acetate. Lightly floral finish. Very light bodied, fuller carbonation. Nothing noticeably off, but nothing stands out.


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