petewhitley (459) - Nagoya, JAPAN - DEC 1, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
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minihame2 (327) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 11, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice golden brown colour with a tan head. Aroma has faint malt to it. Taste is weak but alright for a regular beer. Nothing to see here.
Westkyoto77 (588) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 30, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. Malty caramel nose. Medium-bodied, some depth. Sticky mouthfeel gives way to cough drops and water, but the flavour hangs around. Six percent alcohol neatly hidden. Not exactly a rich autumnal ale, but pretty good cost-performance.
biirusaikou (1894) - - AUG 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Soap, metallic smell. Caramel malt, roasted cereals, mild hops, sweet watery finish. Surprisingly rich and malty for a Suntory happoshu.
maekchu (3034) - Hirakata, JAPAN - SEP 10, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
500 ml can from local Yamaya store. Syrupy, candy factory aroma. Maple or dark brown tea color. Mild brown sugar sweetness’ goes flat in mid palate; final has mostly just some alcohol warmth. Thin body, with very noticeable carbonation. Pretty lousy overall. This is a seasonal happoshu (includes spirits). It does have a bit of flavor, and it’s not really offensive -- as many happoshu are.