yenbeer (93) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 5, 2015
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
This one is almost there, but the poor palate and taste really kill of the buildup. Like really bad medicine.
Osaka_Maachan (15) - JAPAN - AUG 25, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
clear pale gold appearance. Bit of citrus, bit of grass, nothing much more to say. Pretty standard but not bad..
samparkique4 (49) - - MAY 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
hay, roasty, floral, citrus, herbs, earthy, leather, skunky, smoke, aromatic
czlowiekwiadro (300) - POLAND - APR 17, 2014
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
w zapachu słód i lekki kanał. kolor jasno-słomkowy, piana bardzo słaba. w smaku słodkawy i niewiele poza tym.
Dredd (711) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - APR 14, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Nice easy drinking lager style beer. Aroma is a mix of slight cardboard and sweetness. Flavour is a mix of slight apricot and citrus with a mild bitter finish. The Kirin web site looks like it is a Happoshu, if it is, then they have come a long way over the past 8 years.
petewhitley (363) - JAPAN - NOV 17, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
~This review was made some time ago via another application, and thus the specific details (beyond numerical scores) are no longer available~
GoufCustom (949) - HONG KONG - OCT 14, 2013
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
500 ml can bought at 7-Eeleven in Metropolis Plaza, Sheung Shui.
Piss pale golden yellow colour; Half finger head and soapy white foam which fades in 30 seconds; Minimal lacing and fizzy carbonation; Pungent smell of malt, with very light inoffensive skunk (fades in 1 minute), corn, sugar, faint lemon and faint grass; Light sweet taste of thin malt, with soda water, notes of wet cardboard, mineral water, light lemon and hint of grass; Light body, watery palate; Taste profile a very thin malt base with a muted, water-like, but pretty odd chemical background. No much taste othererwise, just faint notes of wet cardboards; Hoppiness is very light lemon and initially skunky then muted grass nose, very light lemon and grass taste and barely detectable bitterness for a muted finish. Wet after taste, easy to mouth.
Comments: This is decent by happoshu standard, and is as close to a pale lager proper as you can get, but it’s very watery in body and taste. Way better than many crappy happoshus but also hollow and boring. 100% barley beer? Of course it’s a lie.
biirusaikou (900) - - JUL 26, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Wet straw smell. Boring taste of a light cereal soda, followed by some sour hops. Fairly disappointing attempt to an original happoshu.
Westkyoto77 (542) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 21, 2013
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Wow. This was pretty nasty. Soggy cardboard, sour veggies on the nose. Dishwatery palate, forgettable flavour. I know it's only a touch over 100 yen per can, but come on people, there are much more palatable frankenbeers than this.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - JUN 25, 2013
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Can from Altek, Okinawa. Poured light yellow with a medium sized effervescent white head. Streaming bubbles. Mild hop aroma. Taste is not unlike any other pale lager. Avoid.