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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
Ranking:
#35,852
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
56
pDev:
10.89%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
13
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Photo of JMikeWBuckley
3.2/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of josanguapo
4.18/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From Hiper Oriente. In Bavaria hefe glass. Playing Space Pilgrim Episode 4. Typical hefe very well executed in all aspects, just less foamy than usual but feels good. A pity its price (2.85€) and short size (33cl)

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beginner2
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Got at Woodman's in Kenosha on a beer run to Wisconsin to find brewers with the good sense not to do business with the Illinois ABC. The haul always includes New Glarus and, this time, Coedo. My first from them.

Being brewers of rice and not malt, the longevity issue for Coedo is how well can they copy the German styles. This hefe is more than OK and given its travel to the Midwest, probably above the average American crafters rendition.

I must say its Looks are not promising, quickly goes flat and never really gets cloudy. But Smells make up, for it smells like a hefe and Coedo seems to know how to get those smells out of the yeast... not easy to copy. Taste really does not come in as well, although still a good copy. Feels falls a bit flat, thin and not lasting.

I will continue this analysis with the other two German styles I purchased.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.15/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Bottle courtesy of Schlimenhaumer.

More of a kristallweizen, but tasty and clove-emphatic.

C+ / ABOVE AVERAGE

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Photo of RobinLee
3.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Beergery
3.55/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 333 ml bottle, it appears a hazy unfiltered golden colour with plenty of white froth. The aromas detected are typical for a wheat ale, earthy and yeasty, bread and dough. Flavours are again typical of a hefeweizen, sweet malts with subtle hints of spices and fruits in the mix. golden, Light, refreshing brew for the weather!

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Photo of jeschaefer
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stengelfoot
3.96/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kitschiguy
3.47/5  rDev -3.1%
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 +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stompilator
3.15/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dukeufo
3.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.12/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of innominat
3.84/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of breadwinner
4.39/5  rDev +22.6%
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 -5.9%
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 +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of patre_tim
3.49/5  rDev -2.5%
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 +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mpenske
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Texasfan549
3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Domvan
3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Amaeda27
3.33/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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Coedo Shiro from Coedo Brewery (Kyodo Shoji Koedo Brewery)
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 56 ratings
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