Snow Weizen - Denen Plaza Kawaba Brewery

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Snow WeizenSnow Weizen

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BA SCORE
80
good

21 Ratings
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Ratings: 21
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 16.13%
Wants: 0
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Japan

Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  ABV ?

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 03-27-2013

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Ratings: 21 | Reviews: 5
Reviews by UCLABrewN84:
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3.46/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky light yellow with a foamy khaki bone colored that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy chunks of lace slowly drop into the remaining beer on the drink down. Small particles of sediment sink to the bottom of the glass after the pour. Smell is of malt, wheat, and some subdued grassy and yeast aromas. There are some fruity aromas that come out as the beer warms up. Taste is much the same with fruity and slight spice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that has some interesting flavors that are better than the smell.

More User Reviews:
Photo of The_Mad_Capper
2.6/5  rDev -23.8%

330ml bottle, 5% ABV, merely labeled "Weizen" not "Snow Weizen." And this is most certainly not a weizenbock.

A very small amount of head forms and dissipates quickly. Body is turbid and straw-colored. Aroma gives off a weakly spicy quality with just a little vanilla sweetness; a touch of butter comes through after a couple minutes. Flavor is watery with just a little vanilla sweetness, some citrusy tartness follows; finish is grainy. Very soft carbonation with a crisp bite; body is medium-light.

Overall very unremarkable—visually unappealing, and the flavors and aromas are neither very pronounced nor especially pleasant.

Photo of DoubleJ
2.13/5  rDev -37.5%

Light colored banana peel yellow, cloudy in the body, and topped with an inch of creamy head on the pour. It looks like an authentic hefeweizen. However, it smells like an imported lager with its stinky, sulfry aroma. A faint note of vanilla makes the only positive thing coming from the aroma.

I'm confused. Kawaba Weizen does not taste at all like a hefewezien. In tastes like an imported lager with a sulfury aspect, albeit a creamier smoother beer than said stereotype. There's a whisper of banana, but not much else happening in what is often an eventful style.

Kawaba has not impressed me in two tries. Could third time be the charm? It better be if I am to continue dropping a Lincoln for a single bottle.

Photo of mobrado
3.3/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Not a Weizenbock, but rather a Pale Wheat. Light, refreshing, inoffensive.

Photo of retry4z
3.86/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours straw-yellow with a half inch head that dissipates quiqly. Interestingly, it seems like the head starts to grow a little out of the already-poured beer shortly after I poured it.

Smell is faint, but has hints of light grain, caramel, and citrus.

Tastes is strong for a hefeweizen (I believe that is what this beer is, and not weizenbock, as is said in the description). The alcohol content is somewhere around 5-6% in my opinion. Tastes of sour apple, line, and orange peels. There is a sweet element to it, maybe maple syrop.

The beer is medium-bodied, moderately carbonated, with a strong "bite" on the tongue - both from flavor and carbonation.

Overall, it is a drinkable hafe from Japan, that brings something unique to the table and can stand it's own among other comparable beers.

Snow Weizen from Denen Plaza Kawaba Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.