Ginga Kogen Weizen | Ginga Kogen Beer

Ginga Kogen WeizenGinga Kogen Weizen
BA SCORE
52.6%
Liked This Beer
3.71 w/ 76 ratings
Ginga Kogen WeizenGinga Kogen Weizen
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ginga Kogen Beer
Japan
gingakogenbeer.com

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
“Ginga Kougen Beer” is a “Hefeweizen” style beer a yeast wheat top-fermented beer brewed with more than 50% of wheat malt. It is unfiltered beer distinguished by its fruity aroma and pale color.

Added by Todd on 01-03-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#26,193
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
76
Liked:
40
Avg:
3.71/5
pDev:
11.59%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
11
Trade:
0
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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.13/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

It pours cloudy ad with a huge head. The aroma is full of clove and banana. The taste is sweet upfront with a late bitterness and more banana and clove as an aftertaste. Very chewable. A nice and very authentic hefe.

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Photo of bwbetts
3.66/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sephyrott
2.4/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NeverSettle
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a hazy yellow color ale with a nice medium white foamy head with OK retention and some lacing. Aroma of light wheat flavours with some residual sugar notes. Taste is also a mix of wheat flavours with some residual sugar notes and light bubble-gum notes. Body is full for style with good carbonation. Not bad but complexity/drinkability were not as high as I had expected.

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Photo of I3eer
3.98/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A very German hefe but overly carbonated.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a murky light orange with a foamy tan head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of wheat, grain, banana, caramel, spice, and skunk aromas. Taste is much the same with cardboard, wheat, caramel, banana, and spice flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is drinkable, but this one seems a bit old to me.

Serving type: bottle.

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3.64/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Resuin
3.71/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ddibella84
3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Wattie
3.15/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of patre_tim
3.72/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy golden with chunk of yeast on the bottom of the glass, a finger of off white head that fades fast.

Coriander, bubble gum, skunk (blue bottle) candy, Belgian yeasts, light smokiness.

Coriander, bubblegum, like a Belgian strong pale ale but with less alcohol.

Medium lightly syrupy body, light fizzy carbonation.

Unique brew in a cool blue bottle. Only some skunk on the nose. Got at Central Festival in Chiang Mai, drank June 2nd, 2015.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerZombies1
3.66/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Maltyduo
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Cheebacheebs
3.72/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of dansushi
3.95/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of BallsDeep
3.7/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of JohnTurano
5/5  rDev +34.8%

Photo of JoeAmerican77
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Bought single can from Max Value, Yomitan, Okinawa...

A - Pours a dark hazy orange with one finger of white head that quickly disappears.
S - Smells of citrus, blood orange, Flintstones vitamins, and sweet syrup.
T - Sweet and light citrus right up front followed by nothing else. A very basic flavor, which would go very well with an orange slice.
M - Mouthfeel is light medium bodied with firm small bubble carbonation.

Overall a delicious Hefeweizen, that is simple and could be easily enjoyed by a first time beer drinker as well as an old salt dog. Recommend.

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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Beer rating: 52.6% out of 100 with 76 ratings
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