Ginga Kogen Weizen Bock is a winter seasonal 6% weizenbock from Ginga Kogen Beer that is part of their seasonal lineup of beers. It is usually on sale from the first week in December and is available in canned form only outside of the brewery it seems. Ginga Kogen Weizen Bock is also unfiltered so be careful when you do pour it out as there may be residue left at the bottom.
Ginga Kogen Weizen Bock Aroma and Taste
The first thing I noticed when Ginga Kogen Weizen Bock was poured into the glass is how bright orange it is – most weizenbocks (besides Gotemba Kogen Weizenbock) I’ve had in the past have been a much darker colour though this was bright orange in comparison. Perhaps it contained some additives but it was a little discerning to see it. There was a meagre amount of head on top that didn’t last long. Ginga Kogen Weizen Bock’s most dominating aroma was the syrupy sweetnesss from the malts with a distinct lack of wheatness to it.
Thankfully the body was much better and far more complex than the aroma initially let on. Ginga Kogen Weizen Bock had a nice level of caramel flavour to it that balanced nicely with a bouquet of orange and banana. A wheat biscuit flavour laid dormant until it had warmed up to the suggested serving temperature of 13°c though by that point, the alcohol booziness was far stronger and more biting than before. It wasn’t as strong as your usual weizenbock but somehow the alcohol made it feel like it was.
Ginga Kogen Weizen Bock One Line Review
For me,Ginga Kogen Weizen Bock is one of the better Ginga Kogen Beers out there. Nice though could be better defined.
Where to Buy Ginga Kogen Weizen Bock
Ginga Kogen Weizen Bock can be bought online at the following places: