Coedo Shiro | Coedo Brewery (Kyodo Shoji Koedo Brewery)

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Coedo Brewery (Kyodo Shoji Koedo Brewery)
Japan | website

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Reviews: 17 | Ratings: 46
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.


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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 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 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 Brew_42
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Super cloudy straw color with a half inch white head

Smells of banana and clove. Not as strong as most hefes I have had

Taste- I think I got a bad bottle. The aroma is there in the taste a bit but there is an over riding sour taste.

Mouthfeell- Medium body not a lot of carbonation

Overall- Not that great but I will try it again in case I got a bad bottle

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Photo of nychrislin
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours some dramatic bubbling effect at first, but ends in a 1/2 inch of bubbles that quickly dissipates to zero. The carbonation is very light, but very active. The golden yellow appearance has a beautiful slightly darker orange cloudy center in my glass.

S: I taste a strong wheat beer, with banana, and clove.

T: A great hefeweizen - strong flavors of banana, and clove, and wheat, i almost get a hint of a grapefruit at the end.

M: Very thin and watery, but a refreshing and active amount of gentle carbonation.

O: The taste of this beer is awesome, it's very enjoyable to taste, but the mouthfeel is way too watery. Aftertaste is a bit bitter, the other components aren't sweet enough to balance it out.

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Photo of metter98
3.74/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is relatively clear dark yellow in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a ¼-finger high head that quickly dissipated, leaving only a thing collar around the edge of the glass and some wispy lacing on the surface.
S: There are moderate to strong aromas of bananas in the nose along with notes of bubble gum.
T: The taste is almost identical to the smell and has lots of flavors of bananas and bubble gum.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has a great smell and taste but is lacking in carbonation, particularly in the appearance.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.74/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a lightly hazy medium golden yellow in color with some orange highlights and moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a quarter finger tall bubbly white head that quickly reduces to a couple of small patches of large bubbles and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of wheat, banana, clove, and lemon citrus. Lighter hints of bubblegum.

T: A really good tasting hefeweizen - moderately strong flavors of banana, clove, and wheat with a slightly ligher presence of lemon citrus.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of gentle carbonation. Slightly thin/watery.

O: The smell and the taste of this beer are spot on for the style but the appearance and mouthfeel are not quite spot on... Very enjoyable and easy to drink, easily sessionable.

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

My second ever Japanese crafted beer. (Sapporo, Kirin and Asahi do not count!)

A: Nice cloudy straw colour. After two or three minutes the head vanishes.

S: Rubbery at first, but actually turns out to be very nice. Banana and spice.

T: Not half bad. Sweet, lots of banana but just on the right side of palatable/sickly. A bit more effervescence would take it a lot further, but the flavour is spot on. Not much bubblegum.

M: Body strength spot on but it's the flattest hefewiezen I've ever had, as in it's almost entirely flat, and I can't work out if I like that or not. Maybe not.

O: Very underrated, but again, I really feel it would benefit from some more effervescence. All in all good job, Coedo, but stop copying Chimay's label design!!!

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Photo of CrazyDavros
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy straw with a small, quickly fading head.
Nose shows banana in large quantities along with doughy wheat and bubblegum. Impressive!
Flavours are not as mind-blowing, mainly just doughy wheat with a faint metallic finish.
Body seems watery.
Disappointing after that great aroma.

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Photo of eric5bellies
2.58/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Drank from my Duvel Tulip

A - Pours the classic Heffe,cloudy hay like colour. Small White head that disappears quickly.

S - Small amounts of yeast and sticky bread

T - Up front some nice malty flavours but fades badly after that.

M - Medium body, sticky mouthfeel and a little watery. The carbonation is low.

O - Not the best Hefe and there are much better examples

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

A-Pours hazy light amber with a ring of eggshell white bubbles.

S-Cloves, white pepper, banana peels. Bubble gum sweetness.

T/M-Light/medium bodied with light, unobtrusive carbonation and a lingering bubblegum sweetness in the finish. A by the book hefeweizen. Could use some more aggressive prickly carbonation to bring out the pepper/clove flavors and cut the sweetness.

O-An average interpretation of the style.

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Photo of smakawhat
3.37/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a collins glass. Served a little colder than expected at the sushi joint I was at.

A cloudy off yellow/orange body. Head does not stay at all but is off white colored. It manages to maintain a collar throughout drinking but there is no head action on this beer whatsoever.

Bouquet is wheat and simple yeast, with chewy spice profile. Faint hint of ginger, but it seems like a wet beer is coming, not very dynamic. No sense of clove or banana.

Taste is a wet bodied and watery lemon, muted wheat and airy spritzy feeling. It certainly tastes like a Heffeweizen, but it's quite watery in mouthfeel.

Still overall this is pretty easy drinking, and depending on the price I could drink this compared to some other mass produced beers. There is certainly better for this style out there but I could have this again no problem.

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Photo of jeranbrews
3.47/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Purchased from a Japanese supermarket in a unique bottle with creative letters raised on glass of the neck.

A - An average hay color. Some reasonable head, close to 1 finger. And even some continued carbonation. A slightly cloudy haze to the beer.

S - Also average for a Hefeweizen. Some sweet sour citrus yeast smells mixed with a splash of wheatyness.

T - Initial sour twang that you expect some faint fruity estery tones and a standard hop. A Hoegaarden clone.

M - A bit too loose, as is common in Japanese micro brews. Maybe a result of sugars or rice in the process.

D - This is a fine off the shelf Hefeweizen and pretty good for a larger Japanese micro brew. This is an attempt to compete with the recent popularity of Hoegaarden.

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Photo of nickd717
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

33cl bottle from a random Japanese market.

Pours a hazy golden-straw color with a one-finger off-white head and some sediment at the bottom.

Aroma is fairly typical for the style: wheat, yeast, banana, and citrus.

Flavor is wheaty and yeasty with banana, clove, and lemon. Something is a little weird on the finish - maybe this beer is less than fresh.

Fairly light body with a mild astringency on the palate.

Drinkability is above average. Overall this is a pretty average hefeweizen.

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Coedo Shiro from Coedo Brewery (Kyodo Shoji Koedo Brewery)
3.52 out of 5 based on 46 ratings.
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