DJC (238) - USA - NOV 27, 2006
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Gold color, with a fully diminishing head. Faint, bread dough aroma that I wish was a bit stronger. No pronounced malt or hop flavors, but a nice level of carbonation. Extremely non-offensive, and very drinkable. Would be a nice substitute for water with any meal.
raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - NOV 23, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The commercial description "fresh, crisp and clear" say it all. It’s all that and feels smooth in your mouth. It’s very dry, strict, well behaving and balanced. Perfect companion for sushi and other delicate food. Good even by itself. One of my favorite lagers.
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - NOV 11, 2006
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Top selling beer in Japan and it is good! Nice yellow colour with a nice lasting head. Mild aroma of malt. Dry taste yes, with a touch of malt. crisp aftertaste. Quite weak tasting beer actually but so refreshing.
henryalvz (32) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2006
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Just like the bottle says, dry ,very dry at the finish. An ok beer clean,crisp, refreshing. I enjoyed the extra large bottle it come in at the japenese steakhouse.
randompenguin (11) - Columbia, Tennessee, USA - NOV 9, 2006
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
This beer is very dry. VERY, VERY dry. It finishes very clean and tastes extremely good with Japanese food in general, especially dishes flavored with ginger because it mixes with the flavor of the beer.
scanman (150) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - NOV 9, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It sure is dry. Not bad ... quite good with food. I recommend the can as it keeps a bit better. The bottle I tasted was a bit "worn out." The flavors weren’t as up front. NIce aftertaste.
CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - NOV 7, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Used to drink this all the time in hawaii. Has a wine/citrus aroma. Pours out with a large foam head. Taste of slight wine and malts. Not too bad.
tomthompson89 (1976) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
easy east drinking. dry as in very dry. nothing to it. no hop flavour no malt flavour just thirst quenching easy drinking no taste beer
strings (377) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 5, 2006
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. It’s certainly dry, I’ll give it that. But a bit of flavour wouldn’t go astray though. Bit like ginger ale without the ginger.
HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2006
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Despite the bad reviews, I quite like this little Japanese beer. Others mention that it does, or does not go with sushi. Who cares what goes with sushi? Sushi is a disgusting creation only eaten by trendy, gormless city posers for effect! What matters is what the beer tastes like and this is a good little refreshing lager - not much taste I concur, but slips down a treat on a summer day and it’s brewed by Shepherd Neame, which is always a bonus!