Gotemba Kogen Weizen is a 5% hefeweizen brewed from German malt imported from Bavaria and is one of the few beers that are available outside of the Gotemba Kogen resort in bottled form; however, it can be bought in can form from their online store or the resort. If you do visit the resort then you can also buy larger 2L growlers that you can refill with any beer you want.
Gotemba Kogen Weizen Aroma and Taste
Gotemba Kogen Weizen pours exactly as you think a hefeweizen should pour out; a solid cloudy golden body followed with a firm white head that does not dissipate quickly. It smells of bananas and cloves, again a good sign compared to traditional German hefeweizens, with a slight sweetness to the nose.
But that is where the strong points end, I’m afraid. Gotemba Kogen Weizen tastes slightly musky and creamy that feels a little off. The banana and cloves in the aroma at the beginning fall flat and it tastes thin compared to the initial expectations. A shame really.
Gotemba Kogen Weizen One-line Review
Gotemba Kogen Weizen is an average weizen that is not going to blow your mind or convince you that weizens are the future.
Where to buy Gotemba Kogen Weizen
Gotemba Kogen Weizen can be bought online at the Gotemba Kogen store here or in major department stores, such as Queens Isetan.