ekstedt (6315) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can (35 cl), courtesy of Ingo. Clear golden, medium white head. Spicy, perfumy aroma. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry, medium bitterness.
Cool_Bond (2191) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2015
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sweet, floral and yeasts in both taste and smell. Maybe a little caramel in flavor too. Light bitterness that fills the front part of the mouth for a moment. OK beer. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.
yenbeer (188) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 9, 2015
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Vile scum, smells like decay so bad that it literally gags you. Tastes just like it smells. Avoid at all costs!
willisread (1876) - 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 (1022) - 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 (5079) - 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 (7) - - 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 (720) - 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 (2305) - 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