petewhitley (294) - JAPAN - NOV 17, 2013
1.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
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maekchu (1459) - Hirakata, JAPAN - SEP 16, 2012
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Can. Good Lord! No one has rated this for two-and-a-half years. Well, guess what? It hasn’t got any better. Some fruitiness in the aroma, also hair perm chemical, and maybe elephant piss. Typical pale yellow, thick 1-2 cm. head. Harsh grassy initial; cardboard emerges in the mid palate -- but it is very clean cardboard; the finish goes off into the fourth dimension... and I could not follow. Thin palate, with a strange sharp whole mouth feel, like a sort of mild mouthwash. Yuck! Warning: this happoshu should be consumed for research purposes only.
Beershine (5177) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2010
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Can. Clear, bright gold. Scant head. Dirty socks and hot electronics aroma. Harsh rubbing alcohol and acetone in the palate and flavors. Finishes dry and does have some malt character.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 31, 2009
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Golden-straw. No head. A little bit biscuity, bready nose. Relatively full body. Slightly toasty, but also a bit taart in the finish. Fairly bland.
faroeviking (10299) - FAROE ISLANDS - SEP 16, 2009
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can. Comes as “Sapporo Hokkaido Namashibori”. Clear yellow, short bubbly white head. Bit malty aroma with somethin grassy. Thin mouthfeel. Mild flavour of some malt, bit of grains and grass. Brewed with Ryofu barley grown in Hokkaido only. Sapporo claims that you get a "sense of nature" with this beer…. Hmmm.
austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - APR 6, 2008
1.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Painful stuff - very light, thin and watery. There is no English on the can, not even the word Sapporo, except for "namashibori.com" in real small text on the side. A typical asian brew, though not as dry as most Sapporos.
For tax reasons, Japanese brewers create these "happoshu" (low-malt) beers which are made with rice, I guess, instead of barley. Lots of water flavor.
mgoy (344) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 8, 2008
1.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2008 My rating for Sappopr Namashibori is very similar to my rating for other Asian pala lagers. While not painful to drink, this beer has ever less taste than american light beers.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 18, 2007
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Can: Clear yellow, light head and lacing. The nose is light, thin, metallic, some subtle malts. The flavor is thin, very little hop, some malt. Bland, blah. Happoshu
steview (1011) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 26, 2007
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
a little buttery on the way down, but overall dry, corny taste; little to offer, but if out in the sun and thirsty, this will do the job.
DarkMagus (468) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 9, 2007
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Seriously foamy white head. Bright yellow color. Funky, sour corn aroma. Flavors of corn, rice, and the tiniest bit of hops. Thin and watery palate. Rough stuff. But of course it’s happoshu, not beer...