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Judge's Review: 92 Rating - COEDO Shiro by COEDO Brewery

November, 2019
Judges Rating: 
22 / 24
6 / 6
37 / 40
10 / 10
Overall Impression: 
17 / 20

Shiro by COEDO Brewery is a Hefeweizen and is being evaluated as a Weissbier (category 10A in the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines).  Weissbier is noted for its golden color, frequent haze, wheaty flavor and prominent esters (typically banana) and clove-like phenolics. “Shiro” means ‘white’ in Japanese.

Shiro pours light golden with a slight haze and a small, fluffy white head. The aroma is moderately wheaty with moderate banana ester and a hint of clove phenolics. The flavor is similarly wheaty with the banana ester slightly more elevated over the light clove phenolic. The bitterness is appropriately low with the flavor finishing with light banana esters and clove phenolics in a crisp, refreshing finish.

Shiro is a very pleasant, refreshing, well-brewed Weissbier. The banana esters are in-check at an appropriate level but the clove phenolics were a bit light. The beer is refreshing and crisp and does not bear too much residual sweetness as many commercial weizens do. Kanpai!