Ginga Kogen Weizen - Ginga Kogen Beer
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4.25/5 rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Beautiful cloudy pour with a nice white head, and in a very cool blue bottle. I love this beer, it is decently priced and in a shop right around the corner from my house. My go to beer when I crave something other than the standard conbini lager Japanese swill. Goes down very smooth...
Serving type: bottle
07-31-2009 02:55:36 | More by Stonepot
3.93/5 rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Ginga Kougen Weizen brew pours a rich, cloudy, golden hue and is topped by a with a frothy cloud-white head. Little to no lacing clings to the glass. The appearance is very true to the style.
The aroma of this beer is also very true to the hefeweizen style. Rich and bready smells are present but an acutely powerful clove aroma pierces through. A mild yeast funkiness is also apparent.
Taste-wise, this beer is rock solid. As the aroma would indicate, strong banana bread and clove flavors dominate. The clove is just a bit stronger than it should be, but does help cut through the thick malty flavors.
The texture of this beer is a bit thicker than many hefeweizens and with a bit less carbonation than usual.
All in all, I could drink this beer on a hot summer day or a cold winter night and be satisfied with either. It's light alcohol content lends itself to being a session beer, but the complex flavors make just a pint more than enjoyable.
Serving type: can
03-28-2011 10:53:00 | More by OneBrewru
4.35/5 rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
I admit it was my first time trying a Ginga Kogen beer. And compared to the "other" Asian beers on the market, this beer was better in EVERY way, even thought the price was a bit a steep for a 330ml bottle (I believe it as $4.59).
For starters is it a fairly traditional German hefeweizen. The body is a clouded yellow with a generous white head and a fair amount lacing. I didn't however notice that unfiltered nature of the beer as was indicated on the bottle. The beer also seemed to be lacking on the banana and clove taste that is normally associated with this type of beer, but in its defense, I have been drinking A LOT of traditional German Hefeweizen.
There also is a slight, lingering taste of orange on the finish. When all of this is factored in with the cleanliness of the wheat and a smooth light carbonation, it makes for a rather tasty beer.
Serving type: bottle
05-29-2009 22:06:44 | More by Scorpious
Ginga Kogen Weizen from Ginga Kogen Beer
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