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Ginga Kogen Weizen - Ginga Kogen Beer

Ginga Kogen WeizenGinga Kogen Weizen

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45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 10.4%

Brewed by:
Ginga Kogen Beer visit their website

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Todd on 01-03-2003)
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3.16/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: can

08-18-2013 14:56:20 | More by dar482
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3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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!

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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.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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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.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a very cloudy medium yellow in color with a half finger tall off-white head. The head reduces to an extremely thin layer over the majority of the surface of the beer and a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate lacing is observed.

S: The most dominant aroma is definitely the wheat and the yeast is also quite present. In the background there are the light aromas of banana and clove.

T: Like the smell, the wheat flavor dominates with the yeast, banana, and clove all playing a lesser part. There is also a slightly sour note in the finish.

M: Light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: An interesting interpretation of a hefeweizen by the Japanese brewery here, not quite a bold in the flavor + smell and a little light in the color. Not a bad beer and certainly easy enough to drink but I prefer a more traditional hefeweizen personally. The beer is refreshing and sessionable.

Serving type: bottle

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3.7/5  rDev -1.3%
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A: The beer is slightly hazy pale yellow in color and has a slight amount of carbonation. It poured with a thin white head that quickly died down leaving only a ring of bubbles on the surface around the edge of the glass.
S: There are aromas of wheat and yeast in the nose along with notes of clove and hints of bananas.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has a subtle sour aftertaste.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The beer is rather easy to drink and has some refreshing properties.

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300ml blue bottle served in a weizen glass.

L - hazed yellow color with a white head that thinned to a ring.

S - some skunkiness along with subtle wheat and spices.

T - there's no skunkiness in the taste, just light but good hefeweizen flavors with a tart, lemony finish.

F - lighter bodied with a crisp feel.

O - a good, refreshing beer.

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