gnoff (7330) - MŲlndal, SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
350 ml can thanks to Ingo! Sampled on December 21, 2013.
Clear pale golden color, small white head. Sweet, light, apple, vegetable scent. Thin, malty, short taste. Very short grainy aftertaste. Thin fizzy mouthfeel, low to medium low bitterness.
GoufCustom (563) - HONG KONG - DEC 17, 2013
0.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
350 ml can bought at YATA in New Town Plaza, Shatin.
Piss golden yellow colour; Razor thin head and residual soapy white foam which fades in 10 seconds; Almost no lacing and no carbonation; Pungent smell of thin malt, with light apple juice, light syrup, corn, trace of unknown chemicals, hint of lemon and grass; Minimal sweet taste of very thin malt, with light grains, soda water, light wet cardboard, trace of lemon and grass; Light body, watery palate; Taste profile a razor-thin malt base. Near totally soda-like background with notes of malt and grains, and a bit of wet cardboard. Nothing else; Almost zero hoppiness, just hint of lemon and grass in nose and taste. No bitterness, soda finish; Wet after taste, extremely easy to mouth.
Comments: So the canís label says itís 70% less carbohydrates, and that means 70% less drinking fun. This got to be the least offensive Happoshu Iíve had so far, because itís practically tasteless, just piss-coloured soda water. Drain pour after 5 sips. Anheuser-Busch, your Buds is decent afterall!
petewhitley (307) - JAPAN - NOV 17, 2013
2.3 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
~This review was made some time ago via another application, and thus the specific details (beyond numerical scores) are no longer available~
maekchu (1700) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUL 12, 2013
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Can. Typical harsh sauerkraut nose. Light straw color. Thin sweetness, with a creeping tart sour juice punch in mid palate, and tapers off to light sugar and some very minor hops. Thin body. Not very appealing stuff. A very denatured sort of brew, w/o any soul. Why do people drink this? Why did I?!
left_bank (68) - JAPAN - MAR 27, 2013
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
japan is a country of many rules,and sometimes it is necessary to drink the beer that is offered;this is pretty much the most tasteless beer i have ever drank.unless you have something stuck in your throat or it is over 35 degrees(95)water is the better choice.
AndySnow (2261) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2013
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can. Pale yellow colour with a white head. Very weak aroma of citrus. Weak flavour. Probably a good beer for someone who doesnít like beer and donít want any taste.
DutchDrebus (3368) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50 cl can @ joes. Pale yellow colour, no head. Smells malts, grassy. Decent pilsener smell. Tastes malty, slightly watery, grassy. Decent beer, nothing special. Nice carbo, thin body.
Benzai (6270) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled from 50cl can thanks to Joes. Clear golden color, small white head. Aroma is a bit weird but not in a bad way. Taste is lightly malts and a bit stale. Low body, low carbonation, thin texture.
GarrettB (899) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 22, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
December 5th, 2010 - Even a parallel tasting doesnít reveal much difference between the different pale lagers crowding the shelves at Japanese grocery stores and konbini. But the Kirin Green Label has a subtly different formula. Where most of the light brews and happoshus pad their benefactors profit margins at the expense of the tired salaryman consumer, the Kirin Green Label performs a deed worthy of Ebenezer Scrooge (pre-Christmas!) by flicking an extra piece of coal my way: a palate that is thicker than the thin and sickly beers that usually make it to our drinking sessions. Itís still light, tastes of excessively exhausted grains, a bit of puffed rice, and an acrid bitterness, but it does reign king amongst itís kingdom of weak, groping subjects.
SHIG (3404) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - OCT 1, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can: Poured a golden with white colored head. Aroma was light and of sour grain. Taste is a fresh corn and grain, nice sweetness remains.