jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From a can poured a straw color with a fair amount of head. Light malty flavor with a quick finish.
TBone (13002) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 15, 2014
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Golden color, small white head. Aroma has rubber and corn. Light-bodied. Watery and fizzy. Similar rubber and corn flavors in the flavor than in the aroma. Lowend bulk.
biirusaikou (811) - - JUN 13, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
More of a summer diet beer soda, not too offensive but pretty tasteless. Chemicals almost do a decent job to reproduce a thin macro lager.
czlowiekwiadro (251) - POLAND - MAY 17, 2014
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
zapach słodowy i kanalizacyjny. złoty kolor, piana mierna. w smaku woda, kukurydza i lekka, ale nieprzyjemnie osadzająca się goryczka.
melush (982) - SPAIN - MAY 15, 2014
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2014 Lata de 33 cl, adquirida en un Sunkus de Nagoya, Japon. Color dorado. Escaso sabor, muy ligeramente a malta, dulce. Recuerda al agua con gas.
Sledutah (5104) - Utah, USA - MAY 13, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz can picked up at the hotel in Tokyo
Clear golden with a medium sized white head that dissipates quickly, some lacing. Aroma of sweet malts, corn, grassy and apples. Tastes like seltzer water, grassy, corn with a bitter dry finish
I wouldn’t have another
gnoff (7979) - Mölndal, 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 (880) - 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 can’s label says it’s 70% less carbohydrates, and that means 70% less drinking fun. This got to be the least offensive Happoshu I’ve had so far, because it’s practically tasteless, just piss-coloured soda water. Drain pour after 5 sips. Anheuser-Busch, your Buds is decent afterall!
petewhitley (352) - JAPAN - NOV 17, 2013
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 25, 2014 alcohol, rotten eggs, golden, hazy, frothy, light sweetness, lightly sour, light body, thin feel. More akin to a fruit-flavored soda than a beer (or more precisely, happoshu). NOT a tasty brew, but it’s inoffensive, light, and cheap. Because of those qualities, it has a regular place in my cooler as a source of alcoholic refreshment.
maekchu (2300) - 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?!