jgb9348 (4694) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale golden coloured body with a touch of a ribbony white head. Aroma of rice and lemons with very little else. Light-bodied; Sharp flavour of rice, light malt, alcohol and a hint of lemons with very little else and no bitterness nor harsh flavours. Aftertaste shows some more of the malt, a hint of the grass and lemons and some very light sweet notes - not much else though. Overall, a surprisingly nice and refreshing beer with not much signs of the alcohol, even given the 5+% abv! I sampled this 50 cL can purchased from CityíSuper in Harbour City, Kowloon, Hong Kong on 03-July-2014 for HK$10,50 sampled in my hotel room here in Wan Chai, Hong Kong on 04-July-2014.
GoufCustom (795) - HONG KONG - MAY 28, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
500 ml can as ďAsahi Honnama DraftĒ bought at 7-Eleven in Metropolis Plaza, Sheung Shui.
Piss pale golden yellow colour; Half finger head and soapy white foam which fades in 30 seconds; Very small sticky lacing and notable small carbonation; Slightly pungent and very sweet smell of light malt, with rice, corn syrup, light wet cardboard, light bread, very light lemon and smelly grass; Close to light sweet taste of thin malt, with rice, very light wet cardboard, syrupy notes, soda water, light bread, thin lemon, light bitter hops and notable light grass; Light body. watery palate; Mouth feel is watery happoshu with more tastes - tastable light maltyness despite and near-water body and feel, fairly low rice adjuncts and sugar notes. Quite bready and hoppy, which are unusual for a Happoshu. Not bad!... Hoppiness is light lemon and smelly light grass in nose, thin citrus and pretty sharp light grass in taste. Bitterness is fairly light but very notable for a lasting, but very low-fi finish; Fairly dry after taste. Quite crisp and light bitter to mouth.
Comments: Thought this gonna be crap, and it turns out to be a quite decent Happoshu. Itís still watery, but has notably better maltyness, bread and almost tasty hoppiness. The best of all being very few off tastes barring some thin initial cardboards. Not too shabby and quite drinkable, especially in hot Summer right now.
czlowiekwiadro (206) - POLAND - MAY 27, 2014
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
lekki kanał i czosnek w zapachu. kolor słomkowy, piana przeciętna. w smaku lekka słodycz, posmak apteki (talk i bandaże) oraz lekka, ale dość nieprzyjemna goryczka.
Theis (13355) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can at Htel Vintage Shinjuku - from the vending machine on 8th floor, our floor. Clear yellow - white head. Sweetness, corn, light malty, breadish, ok crispy. Not bad at all.
petewhitley (332) - JAPAN - NOV 3, 2013
1.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
~This review was made some time ago via another application, and thus the specific details (beyond numerical scores) are no longer available~
Silvan7 (668) - Samarate, ITALY - MAY 22, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @ hotel. Vista la lista degli ingredienti mi aspettavo una Asahi piý complessa e profumata. NON SA DI NIENTE!!! Ť acqua colorata, solo un sentore di malto in lontananza e una lieve dolcezza. Non mi dilungo oltre. ť acqua.
maekchu (2052) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAY 10, 2013
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Can from convenience store. Gee, someone added this beer but didnít bother to rate it? Maybe they took a sip, and immediately left Japan, vowing never to return. Dunno. Anyway, Iíll give íer a go. The aroma is of piss and paper, with some lemon..... maybe. Medium straw, one-finger head. Sourish, cardboardy initial / some molasses.... and .... oh, WTF, I give up. Thin medium body. I didnít have high expectations for this one, and it certainly didnít disappoint.
GarrettB (1017) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 2, 2012
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
As usual, this can was purchased for fulfilling one criteria: itís new, and available at the local grocery store. I hoped to pair this with some kaki no pea and good friends to see me through a fun Friday night. Instead, the Honnama had a deleterious effect. This beer is eminently foul in flavor, tasting like a batch of cleaning solvents, and pouring like any other pale lager. The aroma is too thin to really catch, but the tongue scathingly bad taste of tainted mineral water is just too bad to justify a purchase even for loud, sensory disorienting parties.
Huhzubendah (2495) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 2, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
This experience was made possible by EinWeizenbitte. Can shared by drabmuh. A huge thank you to both Todd and Matt.
Served alongside Kirin Tanrei
A: The beer is transparent and light yellow in color. The head is light, white, fluffy and stands in at about a half inch tall. As it fades, it manages to leave some faint traces of lacing on the pint glass.
S: Grains, corn, sweetness. This aroma was slightly better than the Kirin Tanrei, as it lacked the off-putting, plastic, metallic aroma I disdained.
T: The taste is of grains and corn with a cheap, macro lager flavor. Overall, a bit better than the Kirin Tanei, but still basically a cheap, macro lager flavor that lacked any depth or complexity.
M: The beer is thin in body, with adequate carbonation. The aftertaste fades quickly, which happens to be a good thing, for the most part.
D: This was my second happoshu. Again, I was thrilled at the opportunity to indulge in this very elusive beer style. While it was very cool from an experience standpoint, the beer itself wasnít that enjoyable.
Serving type: can
Reviewed on: 12-03-2010
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2011
1.4 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Can thanks to EinWeizenbitte. Shared by drabmuh. Served in a Four Peaks Kiltlifter pint glass. My second Happoshu!
Pours a straw color with a slight white head. There is a tiny bit of lacing that clings to the side of the glass as it goes down. The nose is some slight grain, husk, and a bit of rice.
The taste is loads of rice along with some cooked vegetables. The mouthfeel is light with decent carbonation. This is pretty gross and near undrinkable. I might say that this style may be worse than American Light Lager if the two Iíve had are at all representative of the style.
Serving type: can
Reviewed on: 11-30-2010