robertbruce (1) - Nagoya, JAPAN - JAN 6, 2015 does not count
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Based on the fact that this is a low priced and low malt beer, it’s not that bad at all. Normally, I haven’t got the time of day for ’low malt’ beers but this one isn’t too bad if you want to save a little money. As for those who say it tastes of cardboard etc., I totally disagree although I’ve never eaten cardboard and I’m sure they haven’t either. Not the choice I would make when holding a party but fine when you’re alone or with a couple of pals who couldn’t care less. I am an Englishman living in Japan and this beer is brewed in and imported from South Korea. I don’t know how many countries they export to but try it if you can find it.
TBone (14265) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can (bought in Tokyo, sampled in Osaka)
Clear golden color, good white head. Rice grainy aroma.Light-bodied. Rice malty, sweetish finish. Somewhat clean mouthfeel. Clean bulk lager and certainly better than 50 % off version.
jgb9348 (5120) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 22, 2014
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Crisp golden coloured body with a soapy white head. Aroma of lemons, light malt, metal and very little else. Light-bodied; Rice flavour at first with some mild malt and a hint of lemons coupled with some light sweetness. Aftertaste shows a subdued malt character, some light sweetness and a hint of rice - not much going on, but pleasantly enough - no bitterness at all. I sampled this 50 cL can purchased at Circle K in Narita, Japan on 20-June-2014 for ¥98 sampled a few minutes later in my hotel room in Narita.
KansaiBeerLvrs (3343) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 19, 2014
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
88 yen can from Circle K, I just wanted to tick off another Japanese brewery but for that price figured I’d knock off both their beers. It pours a clear gold which is fine but the the head was incredibly fizzy-like soda, almost soapy. Not terribly appeatizing in terms of looks. The aroma straight from the fridge is average to below average for a macro: malts, sweetness, actually it has a bready soda-ish quality to it. The body is very light & incredibly fizzy. The taste is sweet fizzy water, with a sharp but weak bitterness in the finish. Surprisingly the 50% diet one was better, this is the closest I’ve seen to a beer literally being fizzy yellow water. I’d say it is tasteless but no it has flavor just sugary, cardboard, corn syrup, bitter. Imagine drinking an alcoholic tonic water... pretty gross. Too carbonated.
biirusaikou (1262) - - FEB 9, 2014
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Dry turd smell...
Do i really have to taste this...
Sweet malt, not much else, mild rotten garbage, lemon wash-liquid finish
Wow this was nasty...
Thanks but... no thanks...
petewhitley (400) - JAPAN - NOV 4, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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maekchu (2767) - Hirakata, JAPAN - NOV 23, 2012
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Can. This is a Circle K Sunkus private brand contract brewed by Jinro Japan. Brewed in Korea. Typical foul chemical spirits aroma, rotten eggs, wet cardboard. Clear straw, little head, heavy carbonation. Initial is pineapple rind; mid is rough, rude, and harsh sweetness, along with a big carb attack; final is nondescript with some continuing carb burn. Thin body. I’d drink it if I were dying of thirst, I suppose.