Kaigunsan Weizen | Bakushukan Clair (Kure Beer)

3 Ratings

Brewed by:
Bakushukan Clair (Kure Beer)

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by donnebaby on 10-26-2004

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Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of flyingpig
3.57/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

500ml Keg from Raku Beer, Hiroshima, Japan (¥1200):
This one was a fairly enjoyable beer & one that I'd place somewhere between a hefeweizen & witbier in style thanks to the abundance of wheat, coriander & cloves coming through with both the nose & the taste. The beer was a fairly standard tasting one overall but there was some citrus coming through to add a nice tang, there was also some subtle hops further on which helped with the balance & made it an easy beer to drink as well as one of the better of the style I managed to try in Japan.

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Photo of shigg85
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bought a bottle of this from the Hiroshima Airport in Hiroshima, Japan. Poured into a weizen glass. Bottled 7/1/13, best by 8/30/13. I thought this was a decent weizen, but there wasn't too much going on beyond the normal banana and clove combo. I was glad to have tried this, but I'm not sure I will be looking for it again. If you are in Hiroshima though, you should definitely try it out!

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Photo of donnebaby
3.76/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thick, orange creamsicle color head of tiny bubbles interspersed with bigger bubbles to give it a lop-sided, poofy sort of look. Heavy on a thin film lacing. Light sweet banana/peach smell. Fragrant.

Taste, too, was a sweet banana and peach mixture not at all overpowering. However, seemed to get sweeter as I continued to drink. Wheaty, with a pleasant wheat aftertaste as well. Thick body--lots of stuff in this beer. But the carbonation was like going-flat seltzer, which definitely took away from the mouthfeel. Good beer, but heavy, certainly. And taste is small and fleeting.

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Kaigunsan Weizen from Bakushukan Clair (Kure Beer)
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 3 ratings
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