yenbeer (130) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 2, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium palate, average taste. Very, very close in feeling to regular Asahi Super Dry.
TBone (13816) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear golden-amber color, small steady white head. Aroma has light sweet fruity maltyness. Medium-bodied. Quite good maltyness for a bulk lager, but otherwise can’t agree earlier ratings. Sweetish rice, grain flavor. Not much bitterness. Even some nasty adjunct notes. Meh.
samparkique4 (50) - - JUL 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
caramel, hay, nuts, toast, floral, citrus, clove, amber, brown, clear, minimal head, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, light body, lively
JaKeAFC (679) - ITALY - JUL 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
35cl can sixpack at Wellcome in Hong Kong. Very nice design, 590 HK$, 5.5%. Dark gold color, clear, big bubbly white head. Nose is somewhat hoppy. Aroma is refreshing, focusing on flowery hops, sort of american hop, floral, honey. Mild malts, rice, soapy overtones. Taste is sweetish with a bitter finish, texture tend to be oily, medium bodied. Actually, nice.
maekchu (2667) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUN 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can from convenience store. Thin powdered sugar nose, with aroma bath salts in the background. Medium straw color. Light sweet malty initial, some true bittering in mid, bready stuff, mild lingering hops in finish. Thin-medium body. Maltier and more full-bodied than their flagship lager. Not so bad.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2957) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 15, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
An Orion & Asahi collaboration (not too hard as Orion is owned by Asahi), 5.5% served in a footed pilsner glass. It pours a deep gold with a thick foamy white head that leaves some soapy looking lacing behind. The nose is a bit earthy & malty with some sugary macro-lager sweetness. The taste is a bit rough, sweet, malty herbal green hop finish - it comes across more as hop extract than real hops. I agree regarding pepper and lemon notes. The body is slick but finishes with a watery feeling in your mouth. Not that bad but one was enough for me.
czlowiekwiadro (384) - POLAND - JUN 5, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
przyjemny, dość rześki zapach - słodkie owoce, zioła i lekkie cytrusy. kolor złoty, przejrzysty, piana nawet niezła. w smaku pełne, słodowe z wyczuwalną, wyraźną, ale dość niską goryczką. bardzo lekki posmak kartonu. do tej pory zdecydowanie najlepsze piwo z oriona jakie piłem.
KyotoLefty (7433) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 1, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Sweet malty flavor, bread, lemony hops, grass. Decent bitter finish, peppery hops linger on. Darn well hopped for a pale lager. Crisp and drinkable, summery. A bit gassy and the grains are a bit harsh, but otherwise better than expected.
Westkyoto77 (560) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 30, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can. Definitely hoppier and spicier than most macro lagers. Floral hop nose. Medium body, good depth and mouthfeel. Flavours were a little off or mine- spicy, saltiness going up against the bitterness of the hops. Soapy, metallic. Nice design on the can, but I'll be giving this one a wide berth.
melush (1264) - SPAIN - MAY 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2014 Lata de 35 cl, adquirida en un Sunkus de Sapporo, Japon. Color dorado. Sabor a malta, arroz, muy suave. Facil de beber.