Brewed by Orion Breweries Limited (Asahi)
Style: Pale Lager
Urasoe-City, Okinawa, Japan


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brodies_Best (257) - Auckland Central, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 7, 2013
Bottle picked up at New World Birkenhead Auckland. Overall a decent drop not missing any marks for an average easy to drink beer. Sweet, slightly grassy, light bodied and not too carbonated.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Grumbo (630) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2013
Bottle bought in London. Pale gold colour with an average white head. Aromas of grass, and malt. Body light-medium. Hoped for something a little better.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gam (3346) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 23, 2013
Good sized frothy head clear gold pour medium strong carbonation aromas grassy fruit grain or hay some metallic notes flavours sweet tasting beer mild bitter fruit or citrus origin grassy hay metallic tastes the finish best tastes sweet bitter finish grassy grain notes

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Inbreak (2404) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUL 26, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 28.06.2013, 0,33l bottle @ Wasabi Manhattan NYC:
Fizzy mediumlasting head. Aroma is neutral, light malts, rice, hints of hay and yeast. Taste is slightly sour-ish, light malts, grass, citrus, hay. Little bitterness. Weird!

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
mtwhitney (168) - Maui, Hawaii, USA - JUL 19, 2013
According to their wikipedia entry, Orion became popular when they switched from a German style to an American style. No wonder it tastes like bilge-water. Not a drain-pour, as it was so bland that I could force it down.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2344) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 18, 2013
Nothing special but actually not all that bad. I had it all the time when I was down in Okinawa. A light lager geared for tropical climes. Paly yellow gold color, white head, decent body and light flavor. Refreshing on a hot day, an ok lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dogbrick (8670) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2013
Pale golden color with a medium foamy white head that recedes slowly. Aroma of grain and hops. Light-bodied with flavors of grainy malt, corn and mild hops. The finish is sweet with a grassy hops aftertaste. Below average overall.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Westkyoto77 (541) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 27, 2013
Can. This one wander nearly as good as I remembered it. Thin nose and body. Grass, watery hops, with not much crispness. Expected much better. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
kidmartinek (3742) - austin, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Pale yellow, pouring with a 3 inch, white foamy head. Aroma is of pale malt. Flavor is grainy, a little bitter, a little sweet, and a little gummy. No, a lot gummy. Just let it warm one minute before you pour it out.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
GoufCustom (874) - HONG KONG - MAY 10, 2013

330 ml can bought at Sogo Freshmart in Tsim Sha Tsui.

Clear golden yellow colour; Thin head and white foam which last for about 30 seconds; Small lacing and pretty fizzy carbonation; Quite pungent smell of malt, rice, very light wet cardboard and faint grass; Very light sweet taste of thin malt, with rice, corn, faint chalk dust, and faint note of grass; Light body, thin but crisp palate; Mouth feel is typical, highly carbo macro with very low malt base, rice-laden, and very faint but tolerable chalk dust; Hoppiness is very faint grassy nose, almost zero taste of citrus and hint of grass and bitterness. Not much of a finish; Slightly Dry after taste, very easy to mouth.

Comments: As Orion’s mainstay, this is no lowly happoshu, but there’s not much quality to speak of, either. Typical ricey Asian macro with very low chalk as its redeeming value, and as a ‘draft’, its taste is wet and messy. Not a drain pour, but not something I’ll have again.

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