Ginga Kogen Weizen - Ginga Kogen Beer
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3.16/5 rDev -15.1%
The beer comes in a hazy golden yellow color.
The aroma has a bit of funky grain and fruit, but generally wheat, banana, a bit of lemon, and pepper.
The flavor follows with a bit of that funky/skunky off banana, citrus, lemon flavor. There's a bit of sweet wheat to clean it up, but with a bit more of off flavors on the finish.
08-18-2013 14:56:20 | More by dar482
3.93/5 rDev +5.6%
Can bought in Japan, poured into a goblet.
A: Light hazy color, almost a dark orange. Large foamy head that left great lacing.
S: Banana, cloves, peach, citrus, orange.
T:Hints of banana, and peach. Yeast is also present. Kind of bready in the middle and finish. Finishes with malts and bread along with a citrus bite.
M: Creamy but quite carbonated.
O: The smell is excellent and the taste is good but doesn't quite match the smell. Still a good hef that hits the spot!
06-13-2013 12:29:24 | More by TokyoCO
4.14/5 rDev +11.3%
Poured from a 300 ml bottle into a weizen glass
Pours a cloudy light gold capped with a two and half finger clean white fluffy head. Above average retention and plenty of splotchy lacing. Bready yeast, banana, clove, and light lemongrass accent. Opens with banana tinged yeast, clove and perhaps a hint of coriander. Finishes with lightly sweet white bread, perhaps even some angel cake and more banana hints. Abundant, bubbly carbonation, very pleasantly creamy. The heavier side of light bodied to very light medium bodied. An excellent hefeweizen. I'm hopeful that the local Japanese supermarket will keep this stocked through the summer.
04-25-2013 03:51:20 | More by chanokokoro
3.63/5 rDev -2.4%
Unique 300 ml blue bottle distributed to U.S.A. picked up at a Mitsuwa Market.
A: Pours a hazy/murky yellowish with a thin white head which fades slowly leaving a few spots of lace.
N: Basic hefe style with wheaty grain, yeast notes and typical clove spices and some banana fruit esters.
T: Mildly tart and lemony. Wheat grains, yeasty with faint malt.
M: Light body and carbonation. Clean and refreshing finish.
O: Fairly traditional for style. O.K., and easy drinking. Note: probably same as other hefeweizen entry listed.
03-06-2013 22:13:07 | More by wethorseblanket
3.93/5 rDev +5.6%
Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a slightly hazy, light to medium golden amber. Thin white head that dissipates to a film and moderate ring around the glass. Aroma is wheat with a hint of lemon and clove, strong skunkiness on opening the bottle that dissipated in the glass. Flavor is sweet wheat, lemon and a hint of cloves and banana, very true to German hefeweizen flavor. Fortunately, no skunk remains from the intial aroma (blue glass bottle may not protect the beer sufficiently, but looks cool and different). Light bodied, true to style. A little on the sweet side for a hefeweizen, but pleasant and refreshing to drink. Glad I got to try this. This bottle states "Ginga Kogen Beer" with no style or beer name stated in English, but matches the "Silver Bottle" label on their website, which is stated to be a hefeweizen. I suspect that both this beer and the "Ginga Kogen Wheat" listing on BA are the same beer. Enjoyable and different.
11-14-2012 04:41:41 | More by LiquidAmber
Ginga Kogen Weizen from Ginga Kogen Beer
84 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.