Shonan Weizen Bock
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Brewed by Kumazawa Brewing (Shonan Beer)
Style: Weizen Bock
Chigasaki, Japan


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.77/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   ABV: -
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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shoulderbroken (3755) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 2, 2016
Tap at Mokichi in Fujisawa. Great aroma and taste. Bananas, light spice, wheaty creamy. Touch of caramel. Can barely taste the strength. Very nice! Smooth and creamy body. So easy drinking. Lovely! Toffee. Great. Further down, cherry fruitiness. All sorts of goodness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
biirusaikou (2566) - - JAN 2, 2016
Draught at CBM. Rich flamed banana cake, notes of honey and spices, round mouthfeel. I love that style and they pretty much nailed it, cheers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
willisread (2455) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 22, 2015
Tap at Wiz. Slightly hazy brown with a one-finger beige head that lingers. Banana, chocolate, caramel and lightly toasted malt. Thin body with a smooth, rounded mouthfeel. Malty finish, with some lingering banana and caramel. Simple pleasure, but nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
presario (4903) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 1, 2014
Another treat from Hoser. Almost no head on dark red Amber. Aroma is more intriguing than enticing. Flavour is sweet malt and ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (6713) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2013
Bottle at RBJG 2 Grand Tasting. Brown colour with a small beige head. Banana aroma. Flavour is banana, caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonno (2489) - JAPAN - JUN 25, 2012
This is more like it Listed at 8% I believe. Very faithful rendition. Full, well rounded with a nice soft, squishy banana and caramel flavour. Not a long finish, but well made. Looked a bit arse though - I hate that cloudy brown baby poo colour

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
KyotoLefty (9304) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 3, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2009 Dark chocolate brown with a fine head. Aroma of chocolate and wheat, bananas, spice, cake. The flavor is a chocolate-banana cake, with spices. rich dark roasted chocolate, dry finish with melon. This is about the richest and most filling beer I have tried. Huge! Powerful, smooth, excellent. A meal. The best weizenbock I’ve had to date. Don’t say that about too many Japanese beers!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Capa (2727) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - MAR 24, 2007
Pours the color of syrup with a large, fluffy, tan head. Aroma is banana, chocolate, clove, and malt. Full, creamy body. Tastes of banana, chocolate malt, and clove spice. Finishes smooth. Good brew and their best offering by far.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimE (5046) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 25, 2005
Cloudy brownish orange color with a big banana nose with a hint of milk chocolate. Med-full body. Mouth chocolate, cloves, bananas in the mouth. Full chocolatey banana finish. Definetely their best beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - OCT 17, 2005
Tap @ brewery. Hazy yellow-brown, big offwhite head. Served a little too cold, improved as it warned. Very prominent spicy-clove in the nose, leading into a standard weizen bock banana-clove flavor with some extra malts. Lactic; pine/cinnamon spice that goes together pretty well. Good, but I’d only drink one at a time. Best beer in the house.

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