willisread (200) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 1, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can from Natural Lawson. Drank straight from the can. Slight aromas of orange and wheat. Citrus, wheat and coriander are noticeable tastes. Light but a little too carbonated for me. Peppery finish. Drinkable when only macro options are available for sure.
jinroh (550) - ESTONIA - JAN 22, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
350 ml can. Pours pale, whitish with a nice head that even stays a bit. Aroma has some wheat, banana and coriander. Pretty authentic for a happoshu. Taste has also some coriander and a bit a orange peels even. Light bodied, snappy and drinks well. Not great in any way but well done for a beer that is actually no beer.
GenDV138 (2458) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can at Matsukawa. Clear light golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of wheat and malt. Tastes of wheat, citrus, light apples, malt, herbs. Medium-light body with a dry finish.
pcelovebeerbbq (4) - - NOV 21, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Found this fella in Osaka (canned). Pleasant aroma like toasty, citrus, hay. Looks rather standard (pale, golden). Light sweetness, medium bitterness. Overall a pretty satisfying (or at least satisfactory) brew.
firstsip (540) - Michigan, USA - NOV 1, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can in Okinawa. Straw gold. Bubbly. Some decent head. Strong yeasty nose. Super mild Belgian yeast quality. A bit watery.
EdKing (2028) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can bought in Kimuraya, Kagurazaka. Seems to me people are getting a bit carried away with this one. Yes Sapporo are making a non-pissy lager. However, it’s not that good. Pours a lager looking pale yellow with a big foam white head. Nose is coriander, citrous lemon, slight creaminess, cereal grain malt. Taste is somewhere between a lager and a Belgian Whit. Sort of half-way house. Creamy, citrous, lots of coriander, quite a lot of cereal grain malt which is unusual, lager like crisp hop bite, bit of citrous, maybe some orange peel. There’s a bit of a tang which feels a bit artificial. Kind of a lager metallic tang. Better than the average Japanese macro, bit still not adventurous enough.
japanmangaijin (2) - - OCT 19, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Best tasting happoshu currently available. Hopefully full time not seasonal. Got my 6-pack that came with bonus almonds to snack on
Osaka_Maachan (15) - JAPAN - AUG 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Two big flavours here for me are sweet ORANGE ZEST and JASMINE (as in the tea). This Happosei (between Happoshu and beer) is my best find so far amongst the cheap beers of the local supermarket. The smell is similar to a wit bier without being so. Impressed.
rianoux (5) - - AUG 5, 2014 does not count
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Easy to find in most conbinis and groceries! Amazing to find a Belgian in those situations. Hope it's more than a seasonal.
TBone (13257) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 18, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can 330ml (Tokyo)
Clear golden color, small steady white head. Aroma has light banana, not much spiceyness. Light-bodied, light palate. Flavor has some banana and then very perfumic soapy notes. Filtered witbier - as bad idea as filtered hefeweizen.