maekchu (1685) - Hirakata, JAPAN - SEP 18, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can. Grass (not unpleasant) backed with a slight chemical note. Light straw, with considerable carbonation rising. Light grass initial; lousy typical happoshu cardboard mid palate; slightly harsh finish. Fairly inoffensive, compared to most happoshu. But I really don’t want another one, thank you. It’s actually a little better than their flagship brew, Orion Lager. The label claims alc. content is greater than 4.5 and not over 5.5. Why are they guessing? It’s also extols the "Faint Aroma" of the beer. Way to go.
faroeviking (10294) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAY 13, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Lata bought in some 24 hour store in Naha, Okinawa. Clear yellow. Grainy mild aroma, Thin mouthfeel. Flavour has grain and bit mineral. Hardly any bitterness.