Brewed by Kyodo Shoji Koedo Brewery
Style: German Hefeweizen
Kawagoe-shi, Saitama Prefecture, Japan
Serve in Weizen


on tap

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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
The feature of this non-filtered wheat beer is its bright, smooth, slightly cloudy appearance. Through the use of wheat malt and specially chosen yeasts, this refreshing brew with fruity overtones, boasts a full bodied, yet smooth texture, which glides easily down the throat. With its distinctly individual flavor and smooth elegance, it has been named "shiro," meaning white.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hawthorne00 (3664) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle. Cloudy gold with a white head that fades fast. Aroma of oranges, wheat and cloves. Carbonation is on the low side. Sweet with tangy citrus, some spices, next to no bitterness. Pleasant enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Grzesiek79 (4133) - Radom, POLAND - AUG 6, 2014
Dosc dobre piwo ale delikatnie metne i ze srednia iloscia osadu. W smaku nieco przypominalo niemieckie pszeniczniaki ale nieco bylo lagodniejsze. Wyczulem pieczone banany, gozdziki i wanilie. Pod koniec piwo staje sie mniej slodowe a bardziej dziala ozezwiajaco, dochodzi cytrynowa skorka. Ogolnie smaczne ale nie powalalo, nawet w letnie upalne dni. Powiem szczerze ze po cenie spodziewalem sie sporo lepszego piwa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (5915) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Super hazy blonde and straw coloured beer with an amber glow and a thin white head. Aroma of pale malt, alcohol, wheat, yeast, coriander seed and a hint of bubble gum - very nice smelling. Medium-bodied; Assertive wheat and yeast flavours showing a strong herbal and grassy flavour and mellowing out at the end with a definite banana and fruity flavour. Aftertaste shows some subdued corn and herbal characteristics and a nice smooth sweetness. Overall, a very nice german hef made in Japan, but sampled here in Hong Kong - definitely worth trying if you can find this! I sampled this stubby 333 mL bottle purchased from City!Super in Harbour City, Kowloon, Hong Kong on22-June-2014 for HK$29,00 sampled in my hotel room here in Wan Chai, Hong Kong. Best by date on bottle of 21-November-2014.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bamsen78 (5168) - Snderborg, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle at America Strikes Back, Ulfborg. Pours murky pale amber with small off-white head. Clear aroma of yeast, fruit, banana and rice. Sweet flavour of fruit and yeast, with subtle hoppy notes and malty touches. Sourish and sweetish aftertaste. OK but more ricey than a usual GH.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Meilby (11108) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle 333ml @ fonefan on the patio
Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, wheat, clove and hint of banana. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is light to medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
chrisv10 (16032) - DENMARK - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle. Murky dark yellow with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, wheat, yeast, little banana and spices. Flavour is malt, wheat, yeast, banana, sweet and spices.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (18082) - PCastle, GERMANY - APR 19, 2014
Ins Glas ergiet sich ein trbes goldenes Bier mit schner Schaumkrone. Geruch hefig, fruchtig, bananig. Geschmack hefig, sehr s bananig.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
adnielsen (10573) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 5, 2014
Bottle @ home. Not sure where the h I got this one. Pours a somewhat cloudy golden yellow appearance with a thin white head. Definitely heavy spicy clove and lemon/lime/banana in the nose. Nutmeg / cinnamon. Tastes a bit old. Slight cardboard. A wee bit tart flavor. Spritzy lemon/banana flavor. Moderate sweetness. Maybe would have been a little better had it been more fresh, but still doesnt seem like it would have been too outstanding.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Idiosynkrasie (6869) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAR 16, 2014
333ml bottle. Murky, orangey, dark golden to amber colour with small, frothy, diminishing, white head. Fruity and wheaty aroma, a spicy yeasty touch, hints of banana and apple. Taste is moderately sweet wheaty, fruity, minimally peppery spicy yeasty; soft carbonation, soft, minimally sticky palate. Slightly too sweet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kidmartinek (4884) - austin, Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Hazy deep yellow. Big, dense white head. Fruity nose with some danky notes. Tastes like cocktail sauce which is weird, not awesome for beer, and cool amd tasty all at the same time.is this like a Japanese craft clamato? You decide.

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