Category Archives: JapanQuest

Review: Ginga Kogen Weizen

Drink Date: 10/31/2010
Review Date: 10/31/2010
Grade: C+ (3.2 out of 5)
Beerface: No 🙂

Blue bottle “with the reindeer” that pours dirty and with a finger of head. Grainy, but they do let you know it’s unfiltered. The smell is actually nice for a weizen, with lemon and honey being the most present.

The taste is a bit tart, followed by the sweetness of a citrus, maybe even a bit tropical. Carbonation provides a nice feel in the mouth to help out the medium body. By the bottom of the glass the grains became too much to finish.

I’m picturing myself on the beach in Japan, sipping this under a canopy overlooking the Pacific, and having it so cold that the mountains and the reindeer make sense. We’ll see if that ever happens.

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Sake.. Bombs?

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Hitachino Nest XH (Matured In Shocyu Sake Casks)

Appearance: Looks great, nice dark amber. Like other strong ales I’ve seen.

Smell: Aroma much like sake, which would be pretty great if that’s what I were into. But I’m not.

Taste: Tastes like sake, not like beer. It’s a complex taste, and I give it points for that, but I just can’t do much with it because I’m not into sake. That’s what you get for letting an amateur review beers, haha.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, nothing special going out, but still a decent body.

Drinkability: Can’t do more than sip this.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 09-12-2010 23:46:57

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Review: Hitachino Nest XH (Matured In Shocyu Sake Casks)

New review posted: Hitachino Nest XH (Matured In Shocyu Sake Casks)
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