biirusaikou (2585) - - SEP 8, 2016
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Draught at Club Quattro. Didn’t realize they actually dare kegging that crap... I usually don’t mind Kirin but that one is a pretty gross and cloying sweet happoshu. Even if you drink it fresh and quick, you’ll likely need a true beer afterwards to wash out the naughty aftertaste. Avoid!
visionthing (4831) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 10, 2016
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
50cl can from a vending machine at Sakura Terrace, Kyoto. Pours the regular pale golden with a white head. Mild grainy aroma with some fruity and grassy notes, hints of vegetables and herbs. Moderate sweet, not much flavour, but a light bitterness in the end. Rather watery and bland, but still fairly drinkable.
markoijelena (2480) - Belgrade, SERBIA - AUG 15, 2015
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Can 0.16l at The 8th Belgrade tasting Session One at the Beerville Beer Bar.17.07.2015.Thanks ippopotamo36 for this bottle.Pour it clear golden color with small white head.Aroma is eggy, Taste of corn, sour finish, funky.
luttonm (4727) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 25, 2015
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
At Belgrade Eighth Tasting, round one. Cute little can. Very pale yellow, sour weak corn. Weak grainy, sweet lager. Nothing here.
ippopotamo36 (1770) - Rome, ITALY - JUL 21, 2015
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
At the 8th tasting (round 1), held at Vlada’s Beerville pub in Belgrade-Serbia. Mini can courtesy of KansaiBeer Lvrs, thank you. Pours filtered golden color, little white foam. Nose: corn, paper. Mouth: awful. sour-cornish, blah.
yenbeer (188) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The gold standard for happoshu, and the reason I can still respect something not a full beer. Smell and taste are functional beer, alcohol is slightly more, and the palate is light enough for chugging while still having enough body to satisfy. There’s a reason this one has stuck around for ages.
samparkique4 (59) - - SEP 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
caramel, hay, cereal, toast, floral, citrus, leather, cheese, banana, clove, vanilla, skunky, themcalled golden, clear, rocky head, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, umami, light body, slick feel, lively,
JohnCook101 (535) - - SEP 23, 2014
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pretty terrible. Clear amber, no head, no aroma. Tastes oddly musty with absolutely nothing else. Will not be having this again.
GoufCustom (1651) - HONG KONG - JUL 31, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
500 ml can bought at 7-Eleven in Metropolis Plaza, Sheung Shui.
Light golden yellow colour; Less than one-quarter finger head and soapy white foam which fades in 30 seconds; Very small lacing and notable small carbonation; Slightly pungent smell of light malt, with light apple juice, sugar, corn, very faint wet cardboard, soggy bread, light lemon and thin grass; Very light sweet taste of very light malt, with light rice, soda water, faint soggy bread, faint lemon and shades of bitter grassy hops; Light body, watery palate; Taste profile is a very thin, but still tastable malt base. Mostly soda-like background with pretty light rice. No off-taste, empty but certainly inoffenisive… Hoppiness is very light lemon and faint grass in nose and taste. Bitterness is background notes for a vaguely malty non-finish; Slightly dry after taste, very easy to mouth.
Comments: Thought this one will be just as poor as the Tanrei Green Label, turns out this original Tanrei has a really slim but testable malts, very low sweetness, plain, empty but foul-free aroma and taste. Maybe that’s what Tanrei is all about - a mild beauty, if only Happoshu is your thing. Definitely drinkable, but still a lowly one.
melush (2932) - SPAIN - MAY 15, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2014 Lata de 33 cl, adquirida en un 7 Eleven de Nagoya, Japon. Color dorado. Sabor a malta, aguado. Lager industrial.