Coedo Shiro | Coedo Brewery (Kyodo Shoji Koedo Brewery)

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Coedo Brewery (Kyodo Shoji Koedo Brewery)
Japan
coedobrewery.com

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by nickd717 on 01-02-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
49
Reviews:
17
Avg:
3.52
pDev:
11.65%
 
 
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1
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Photo of jeschaefer
4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stengelfoot
3.96/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kitschiguy
3.47/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle poured into a 350ml beer glass.

Poured a dark, cloudy yellow. Not much of a head or lacing.

Nose - nIce aromas and failry typical of the style. Yeasty with bubble gum, cloves a hint of banana.

Palate - again, fairly typical. Quite complex but not too cloying or sticky with a hint of bitterness in the finish.

Fairly good mouth. Quite full and well rounded.

I've been finding a lot of heffes a bit bland and/or cloying and sticky lately. I thought maybe I was just going off the style but this is very nice.

Overall, a very refreshing and sessionable heffe. Good exanple.

Recommended.

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Photo of spycow
3.68/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stompilator
3.15/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dukeufo
3.85/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.12/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of innominat
3.84/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of breadwinner
4.39/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Gotta swim against the tide a bit here, as this thing absolutely sang for me. Maybe it was having it fresh on draught. Maybe it was the killer seafood alongside, courtesy of Bear Flag Fish Co. Whatever the case, this was a delight to look at in the glass, a rim of white foam atop a glowing deep gold nectary body, rich with haze and irresistible effervescence. Nose is oodles of banana, with a touch of spice, almost ginger-like (but maybe my mind is making connections with the Japanese brewer there), light wheat twang that grows in stature as the glass wears on. Flavor is rich banana again, sweet, inviting, delicious. It maybe gets a touch too sweet as it goes, but this is a minor qualm. Body felt a-ok to me, appropriately bubbly, definitely wet rather than dry, but I thought that worked to its benefit, accentuating the decadence of the brew. Overall, this was a home run, and I'd love an encore to see if it holds up.

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Photo of soulgrowl
3.37/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pretty unacceptable head action for a hefeweizen; it hardly even appears. The body is an evenly, lightly hazed gold.

Smells very true to style, with a massive banana aroma (and some pineapple) with a bit of clove as well, although that comes through more in the flavor than the smell. What else to say? It's textbook. Fairly light, dry, low hop aroma and bitterness, and overall quite pleasant. But definitely not better than the German originals.

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Photo of JoshBarker
4.42/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of patre_tim
3.49/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Thick golden cloud with a storm of yeast brewing within. Two fingers of melting whipped cream floats on top and disappears as on a hot day. Too dense to notice any carbonation.

Bananas, caramel and cloves are hinted with creme brûlée.

Bananas, fresh apple cider and a hint of caramel make me go "Wha what!!" in contrast to first appearances.

Light watery body, moderate fine bubbled carbonation.

Proud to see this brewed in Asia. Just not an overwhelming representation of the style as done in Germany. Bought in Chiang Mai, drank July 12th, 2015.

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Photo of Poupae
3.79/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mpenske
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Texasfan549
3.63/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Domvan
3/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Amaeda27
3.33/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of beerforpresident
3.93/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nelsonsaigon
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Experienced in : Singapore
Appealing to me : inviting, good taste
Less appealing to me : beer bottle look

I like this beer and will look forward to my next drink.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.43/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Packaged on: 6/27/14.

Pours a murky light whitish-brown with a foamy tan head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is subdued with some wheat, banana, and spice aromas. Taste is much the same with grain, caramel, banana, and spice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice 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 a pretty good beer with decent aromas, but the taste is slightly better in terms of traditional hefeweizen qualities.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of anvilx
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of ste5venla
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of brywhite
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of BrickOneal
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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Coedo Shiro from Coedo Brewery (Kyodo Shoji Koedo Brewery)
3.52 out of 5 based on 49 ratings.
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