jinroh (1034) - ESTONIA - JAN 14, 2015
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can. Has a white bubbly head that is gone in two seconds. Looks amber, super clear, too clear for me. Aroma is almost OK, usual raw beans and grass coming from daisan biiru is not too strong, almost edging nice. Taste is smooth and not offensive. Not sure how much of it is natural - if anything at all. Some sweet corn notes and something synthetic also there. Chemical - but not unpalatable. Overall almost drinkable, nothing there to savour about but at least I could down this. Barely.
yenbeer (188) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 14, 2015
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Really about as non-offensive as a daisan can be. The flavor is flat but the aroma is alright. Weak palate is the worst thing going for it.
KansaiBeerLvrs (4182) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 30, 2014
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Can, served in a footed pilsner glass. It is a deep gold color & ultra-carbonated with a fizzy white head that disappears almost as quickly as it forms. The nose is sugary but more like artificial sweeteners than real sugar, cardboard & some vegetal flavors. Not truly bad but not appetizing. Fairly light bodied with a scratchy carbonation. The taste isn’t quite as bad as I feared from other reviews - light sugary chemical sweeteners, sweet cloying finish just bland and boring and lacking in any positive flavors - it seems more like something made in a lab than a brewery.
KyotoLefty (8848) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 29, 2014
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Can. Orange-gold color with a frothy head. Rather unoffensive nose of light malt and maybe a hop. Corny, DMS-like raunchy flavor, cardboard. Light and slightly oily body. Crap.
Westkyoto77 (606) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 29, 2014
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Can. Rotten veggie nose. Thin, airless mouthfeel. Flavours of wet paper, chewing gum. Malt is there, but so are some other over-sweet fillers. No thanks.
biirusaikou (2305) - - NOV 10, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Skunky sweet malt, straw, cheap apple juice, mild bitter finish. Drinks like a malt soda with some sticky lollipop aftertaste.
petewhitley (491) - Nagoya, JAPAN - NOV 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
~This review was made some time ago via another application, and thus the specific details (beyond numerical scores) are no longer available~
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAY 13, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Lata bought at a local "suupaa" in Yanai-shi, Yamaguchi. Clear yellow, small bubbly head. Bit medicine with minerals in the aroma along with a mild maltish touch. Thin mouthfeel. Mild flavour, minerals and bit medicine, mild weak maltish touch.
maekchu (3249) - Hirakata, JAPAN - NOV 16, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can. Pissy, cardboardy nose. Clear very pale straw color, fluffy white head. Innocuous fruity initial; cardboard in mid palate; harsh chemical finish with a light carb burn. Thin body. Not as repugnant as most happoshu. I’m guessing that they used better ingredients than usual for happoshu.