yenbeer (122) - 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 (50) - - 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 (396) - - 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 (1003) - 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 (1221) - 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.
tomer (2083) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - APR 29, 2014
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
At a tasting, thanks DSG, small bubbly, head, clear light gold colour, aroma of a musty cellar, sewer and sourdough bread, flavour of cardboard and rice, some upfront sourness. not good.
zvikar (3964) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 28, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks DSG. Pours yellow with a white head, aroma is clean with flowers, fruits and honey, flavor of lager, clean, herbal and crisp with moderate sweetness and some alcohol, medium bodied.
DSG (8199) - Tel Aviv, - APR 27, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: APR 29, 2014 Can shared at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks mom for this can! As Tanrei Draft, same ABV, same barcode. Clear straw with a white head. Aroma of hay, grains (some rice) and a faint grassy note. Flavor is quite dry, grainy, with a bit of bitterness and a bitter finish. Light-bodied. Quite crisp and easy-drinking.
czlowiekwiadro (358) - POLAND - APR 25, 2014
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
zapach słodowo alkoholowy. kolor słomkowy, piana bardzo słaba. w smaku praktycznie nic się nie dzieje. lekka goryczka.
TBone (13716) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2013
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Clear golden color, small white head. Vegetables and corn in the nose. Light bodied, crisp carbonation. Green apple, cardboardish malts.