Osaka_Maachan (10) - JAPAN - AUG 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I wouldn’t class this as an amber beer, more a porter (albeit a Happosei). Chocolate nose, slight coffee. Same with the taste: chocolate, slight coffee. Standard porter but porter in itself being rare here, it was a bit of a treat. 全然行けるね
czlowiekwiadro (209) - POLAND - JUN 3, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
przyjemny zapach palonych słodów, kawy zbożowej i śmietanki (trochę jak kawowy jogurt do picia). w kolorze głęboki brąz, ale całkowicie przejrzyste. piana mierna. w smaku dość pełne, przyjemne, z wyraźną palonością. lekki posmak kawy, śmietanki i przypalonego pieczywa.
petewhitley (334) - JAPAN - NOV 17, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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biirusaikou (614) - - AUG 6, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Toffee, malty nose. Taste of milk chocolate, light coffee bitterness, watery finish. Quite simple but a very decent black happoshu.
BelgianBeerGal (3138) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Misawa can. This took some effort to find in the database. Way darker pour than expected: looks like Coke. Aroma is a little rosary with some chocolate; maybe a touch metallic. Flavor is a little thin but some coffee and dark malt. Okay but seems odd to be in the Vienna category.
maekchu (2079) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAY 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can from Yamaya. Light chocolate and some coffee in the nose. Dark translucent brown, minimal head. Solid roastiness in initial... which dissipates quickly / the finish brings back the coffee for a few moments. Thin body. Not so bad, really. Quite a surprise. It has such a light body, and I wish it had a little more. But the typical cardboard extract/spirits combo is masked by the roast malt. Actually, checking the label, it doesn’t contain extract. I wish other happoshu avoided extract. This and the Sapporo Mugi to Hoppu Aka are in a different league from the other cheap crap. Should this really be classified as an Amber/Vienna?
Theis (13360) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can on Room, Hearton Hotel Kyoto. Clear dark brown - offwhite head. Ryebread, roasted, sweet dark bread, light barley notes, dark chocolate, red berries, thin body, ok taste - almost no aftertaste.
Westkyoto77 (515) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 22, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A pleasant surprise. Looks hearty enough in the glass, but a touch watery. Still a lot more body than most happoshu. Roasted malts, a touch of coffee. Creamy sweetness, but enough bitterness too. Pretty good cost-performance.
SHIG (3565) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can: Poured a dark black with a creamy thin tan head. Aroma is roasted malts and light hops, some grass as well. Taste is strong on roasted coffee and malts, a bit watery.
jonno (2290) - JAPAN - JUN 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2014 Wow..for a happoshu this is pretty good. Dark malts, caramel and a moderate hoppy finish. A little thin. Very drinkable for the price (around 150 yen). Very impressed.