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


on tap

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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Fruity beer with rich taste made by packaging "Weizen", the traditional beer in the South Germany made of over 50 % of wheat malt, without filtering beer yeast.
Note: This beer comes in the can, pictured at left, and in a new bottle that is labeled "Silver Bottle." US Import listed as "Plateau of the Galaxy" on back label.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zdk (1912) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 27, 2010
shared by Kyotolefty via Jay - nice bready arouma. Smooth bodied with some nice funk. Not bad, but a little old tasting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (5404) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 16, 2010
10.1oz bottle in a shaker. Pours hazy golden with a foamy but quickly fading white head. Aroma of a roasted malts and the light citrus notes from the wheat. Flavor of the citrus and light malts with a toasted/smoky flavor at the end. Average texture. A unique beer, but not the bets of its class.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tmoney99 (14196) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2010
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber hue with an average fizzy white head that diminished slowly with fair lacing. Good wheat and banana aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Average well balanced sweet wheat flavor with a good sweet finish of short to moderate duration. Good soft drinkable beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
CapFlu (5123) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 15, 2010
(500ml blue bottle) Nose is like an over citrus pale lager. Slight oxidation. Kind of like a bad home brew with a smooth lactic, wet wheat, grainy finish. Watery and bland. Past its BBD?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 15, 2010
Cool blue bottle is definitely an attention getter on this beer. Had this at a Sushi rest in DC. The sweetness of the wheat really brought out tremendous malt flavors. Very fresh sample.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
j12601 (10089) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 10, 2010
Can leftover from RBSG courtesy of KyotoLefty, which I took to a tasting at Andys with Joe and Zach...only missing one of the NY crew who was at RBSG. Pours a milky yellow with a thin white head. Sweet, light banana, and some lightly vegetal notes. Sweet and lightly musky. Not sure how this would have been a couple of months ago, but either the age, or something else was affecting this beer. Rather odd.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
jonas (7360) - Garching b. Mnchen, GERMANY - SEP 19, 2010
Blue bottle. Milky yellow, low head. Spicy aroma quite a bit of clove. Perfumed sweet. Lost some carbonation when we opened it. A bit unclean, over bb date?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
keepersj12 (3088) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2010
Found this in a blue bottle at Roger Wilco in Sicklerville NJ and no one knew anything about it. The said it came with the store which opened in 2008. The bottle had a 2008 date also so I was a little worried but no fears, this was quite tasty. Poured a cloudy light orange with a small head. The aroma was hweat and malt, along with some cloves, bananas. The flavor was similar with a nice peppery feel to it. Very dry finish. Tasty stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nick76 (4396) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2010
300ml cobalt blue bottle. The aroma is very much to style with bananas, bubble gum, wheat, cloves, and a touch of grass. The appearance is cloudy yellow with floating particles. The taste is like the aroma exactly. The palate is smooth. Overall a nice attempt at a Hefeweizen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (13015) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2010
(Bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a hazy yellow body with a medium egg-white head. Aroma of lemon, wheat, florals, and light banana. Flavor of banana, lemon, some bubblegum, and light clove.

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