petewhitley (307) - JAPAN - NOV 3, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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Fukuokaman (2) - Fukuoka, JAPAN - AUG 25, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Best beer I have tasted since moving to Japan over 1 year ago. Finally a beer that does not taste like all the generics. I find that in many cases ’real beer’ tastes just like their cheaper Happoshu counterparts.
Well done Asahi, hopefully it is not temporary
douglas88 (5482) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce can thanks to the wife. Pours a clear golden color with a medium white head. A rich peppery and banana nose, some pils malt. The flavor is bready, pilsner malts, some light crisp hops, mellow banana and yeast. Very smooth and quite nice. This is a solid quaffable brew with some bite. Finishes with a light noble hop.
Wombata (357) - Kobe, JAPAN - JUN 8, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: grainy, earthy malt, floral, earthy, and grapefruit peel from the hops.
Flavor: moderately sweet grainy malt, dried peas and melon, light earthy hops. Light bitterness on a very short finish.
Comment: soft, mellow palate. The sweetness is just short of cloying. Not bad for Asahi, maker of the bland, characterless Super Dry.
faroeviking (10294) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAY 11, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Lata. Clear golden, medium fairly well alsting white head. Aroma of malt with bit fruit (hop) and some sweetness. Good mouthfeel. Flavour has a decent maltiness with some frutish hops to it, some caramel sweetness. Mild to mediium bitterness. Pleasant.
Westkyoto77 (410) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 6, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Not much aroma, not much to look at, but an interesting drink. I got delicate flavours of hops, fruit and bread. Not out-of-this-world delicious, but quite different to the average mass-produced Japanese brew. Best thing I’ve had from Asahi for a while.
jdjuice (307) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - APR 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours yellow amber, white thin head . Fairly malty, bready aroma. Pretty malty, sweet to start, finishes on some pleasant hoppy bitterness.
Theis (12550) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can in Hamakaze 3 going to KinosakiOnsen. Nice malty. Toasted malty. Nice body. Light hoppy. Egg. Bread. Nice grainy. Straw. Dry malty. Light rice. OK.
maekchu (1700) - Hirakata, JAPAN - OCT 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can from 7-11. Surprise! Some heavy malty nose, fruity, with some apparent alcohol. Medium straw color, slightly rocky head, good lace. Very malty for the style; mid palate is sweet and caramelly; finish has a mild tongue-coating hop and some alcohol warmth. Medium body. Are the majors getting worried about the ji-biiru scene?
KyotoLefty (5808) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 15, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Slightly fruity, malty nose, some citrus hops I believe. Deep gold, low head. Nice noble hops flavor, citrus, grass, light and clean despite the alcohol. Tasty and pleasant. Decent. I like it. As Jonno said, something slightly Belgian about the yeast.