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


on tap


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 1.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.03   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Orion Southern Star is a liqueur with a refreshing light taste, delicately flavored with hops.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
JaKeAFC (645) - ITALY - JUL 20, 2014
35 cl can from Wellcome in Hong Kong, i think 4.5% to 5.5% ABV, can’t understand exacly what it says. Clear light yellow color, big bubbly white head. Aroma is uncertain, with some sugary grains, apple, alcohol and cardboard, metallic bitterness. Light body, dusty finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
biirusaikou (900) - - JUN 11, 2014
Floral toilet paper. Cardboard, dry popcorn, wash-up liquid, watery finish. Pretty naughty, probably wouldn’t finish it without a pack of peanuts...

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
czlowiekwiadro (300) - POLAND - MAY 29, 2014
zapach taniego wina (ale nie jabola), siarki i starych drożdży. złoty kolor, piana jak z coli. w karton i powietrze ze środka materaca albo dętki. lekka goryczka. mimo wszystko nie jest odpychające i paskudne, zwyczajnie nie jest dobre.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
petewhitley (363) - JAPAN - NOV 17, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2014 coffee, cereal, orange, clear, white foam, light sweetness, light body, thin feel, sticky, light body, flat. Watered down, flat and has virtually nothing in common with actual ~beer~. Very difficult to ascertain that this is actually an alcoholic beverage; the taste is reminiscent of apple juice left sitting overnight. Almost offensive aftertastes, as it seems to leave a sticky film coating your mouth and teeth. As a fairly regular happoshu drinker, this is bottom-of-barrel stuff.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
faroeviking (10285) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAY 13, 2013
Can from a souvenir store in central Naha, Okinawa. Clear yellow colour. Small white head. Mild mineral grainy aroma. Thin mouthfeel. Flavour is mild with mineral, grains, bit sweet. Mild short bitterness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
GoufCustom (948) - 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 1 minute; Minimal lacing and active carbonation; Aroma of malt, corn syrup, light rice, light bread and faint grass; Minimal light sweet taste of malt, with corn, rice, light rubber, light wet cardboard, and hint of citrus / bitterness; Light body, watery palate; Mouth feel is highly carbo beer-water with notable paint stripper / solvent, pretty uncomfortable, coupled with wet cardboard, this is bad; Hoppiness is faint grassy nose, trace of citrus in taste, and close to zero bitterness. Only fusel finish. Yuck! Slightly Dry after taste, very easy to mouth if you ignore the fusel.

Comments: As a happoshu, this one comes at an hefty import price tag but it’s faulted as hell - a fusel-driven beer-water with wet cardboard - makes me wonder why Japanese macros can hit so low and put fabulously-marketed crap such as this. Drain pour, of course.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
maekchu (2505) - Hirakata, JAPAN - SEP 18, 2012
Can. Pissy, weedy, rotten eggs, bitter fruit aroma. Pale straw, minimal head. Medium-sweet initial; then a foul moldy cardboard mid palate; finish is a stale take on the mid palate. Thin. Pretty bad. But then, what did you expect?

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
DruncanVeasey (7379) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2011
Can from Lawson drank in Minatoyama Park watching the sun set on my Japanese long weekend. Barely-there toasted cereals aroma with citronella and lemon curd hints. Slithery with notes of card, rust and Frosties. A little honeyed white bread. Zero bitterness: cereal milk finish. Pleasant popcorny afters: Grrrrreat! Feels like a no alcohol shandy. A ghost of a beer. But there’s worse all malt beers to be had in Europe.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
rayg1 (583) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 3, 2008
Pours a darker golden color with not too much of a head to speak of, just globs of white foam here and there. Aroma is barley there but what remains is a light sweetness almost straw-like. The taste is light, nothing special. Lightly hopped with a small bittering towards the end of the sip. A simple beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
steview (1035) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUN 26, 2007
thickish palate; dead, slightly hazy body, little head; sweet with a little prick; meh.

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