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

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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.2
Travlr (26288) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2009
UPDATED: APR 11, 2010 Not sure if I have the right beer, but it tastes like a German hefeweizen, so best guess. Blue bottle, blue and white label says Premium Unfiltered Beer. Aroma of yeast. Cloudy straw. Full bodied, grapefruit and bubblegum. Nice enough.
Earlier Rating: 1/3/2009 Total Score: 3.2
Not sure if I have the right beer, but it tastes like a German hefeweizen, so best guess. Blue bottle, blue and white label says Premium Unfiltered Beer. Aroma of yeast. Cloudy straw. Full bodied, grapefruit and bubblegum. Nice enough.

3.5
omhper (25835) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2005
Canned, thanks IslandHaole!
Cloudy golden, rich but brief head. Fruity banana aroma. Sweet and lightly bready, lightly lemony. Soft mouthfeel. Refreshing.

3.5
Oakes (19045) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 7, 2005
Cloudy tan colour. Sweeter and a little thciker than the Weizen, but these are only shades of difference. Otherwise, a clean, well-made but unexciting wheat.

3.4
bhensonb (15860) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 11, 2009
Bottle. The silver bottle, except it says imported. Validated on the GK website. Medium plus body with decent carbonation. Flavors of wheat, citrus and light banana. A very good hefe.

3.2
Ratman197 (15474) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Can poured a cloudy gold with a lasting white head. Aromas of wheat, yeast, citrus and clove. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of wheat, yeast, citrus and light spice with a smooth lingering yeasty finish.

2.7
Tmoney99 (15043) - 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.

2.9
crossovert (14038) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2014
30cl cobalt blue bottle. Pours a milky whiteish gold wiht a a large foamy white head. Smell is skunked, lame. The flavor though slightly skunked retains a lot of traditional hefeweizen characteristics, creamy wheat, spritzy lemon, and spicy clove, there is a bit of sweetness and it is a bti thin in the mouthfeel. Decent.

3.3
bu11zeye (13239) - 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.

3.1
j12601 (13205) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 10, 2010
Can leftover from RBSG courtesy of KyotoLefty, which I took to a tasting at Andy’s 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.

3.4
slowrunner77 (13006) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 6, 2016
A little expensive at $5.99 in the states, but a pretty nice hefe overall. Sharp carbonation. Fruity and phenolic, lots of banana and clove.


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