douglas88 (9626) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 16, 2017 pappaushi (13) - - JAN 29, 2013
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
The recipe has been changed!! That’s official!! So...so sad! When first released this low malt beer was an instant success story NO JOKE!
Great hop bite, wet and clean. It has now joined the ranks of wet cardboard
and ...."Who cares??"
Just pathetic.....obviously an attempt to rival Kirin’s long selling Nodogoshi
It is a total let down. Bland as water. It’s a corporate mess like Yahoo.
Move along now....nothing to enjoy at all.
12 ounce can. Pours a clear golden hue with a medium white head. A light grainy nose. Toast, light overripe fruit. OK. Pretty smooth really. Not good though. jinroh (2276) - ESTONIA - JUL 8, 2017
Nothing much to say about it really. Usual Japanese fake beer, palatable when you drink it on a hot day - and the beer needs to be still very cold. Today was quite hot day... IslandHaole (1299) - Misawa, JAPAN - JUL 8, 2017
Like nearly every other Japanese macro/happo-shu, this is a clear golden color. Has a foamy head the color of light spun honey. Has the smell of Cheerios in the box, some grain, some wet paper. Very thin body, tinny, has a touch of bitterness in what otherwise is a flavorless wasted effort. Asahi IS capable of producing decent beer, but this certainly isn’t one of them. yy0pp (1632) - - JUN 22, 2017
Can. Clear golden color with small white head. Aroma - Malt, pear, grain. Taste - Light sweetness, low bitterness, malt, hay. Leighton (22304) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2017
Can at the hotel in Tokyo. Pours a fetchingly clear yellow-gold with a fluffy, pure white head. The nose has simple pale grains, cereal. Light to medium sweet flavour with a lot of crunchy cereal, a little buttered biscuit, cornbread, white bread, almost no hops, maybe a little straw, faint citrus notes. Light bodied with average carbonation. Finishes with more sweet white bread, biscuits, white sugar, minimal bitterness. It’s easy enough to drink, but could be crisper.
GoufCustom (2173) - HONG KONG - JUN 14, 2016
visionthing (5532) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 12, 2016
500 ml can bought at 7-Eleven on Lock Road, Tsim Sha Tsui.
Piss golden yellow colour; One and a quarter finger head with soapy white foam which lasts for 90 seconds; Fair sticky lacing and fizzy carbonation; Sweet aroma of moderate malt, with floral, sugar, grain spirit, dry biscuits, light lemon and light grass; Close to light sweet taste of very light malt, strong barley grains and spirit, light floral, soda, molasses, dry bread, lemon, moderate bitter hops and light grass; Mid to light body. Thin and dry palate; Mouth feel is very thin malt in a thin body. Strong grainy spirit dominates for a dry, biscuity feel. Minimal characters otherwise, with low floral and light sweetness. Light lemon to round. Okay… Hoppiness is with floral, light lemon and light grass in nose and taste; Bitteness is light to moderate for a lasting, fairly light astringent dry grainy finish; Quite dry after taste. Pretty easy to mouth.
Comments: So this is the first of Asahi’s Clear series, and as a Happoshu this is not bad after all: no pissy smell, no awful chemicals or sweetness, just grainy alcohol taste in slight excess. Thre’s some fair light touches of floral hoppiness to top. Not quality stuff, but drinkable.
35cl can from a nearby Family Mart in Tokyo. Pours clear golden with a modest white head. Mild grainy aroma with just a hint of fruits and possibly honey. Sweet, watery and not much flavour or bitterness to speak of. Close to sparkling water. Tokyo9 (250) - GERMANY - JAN 29, 2016
- Coarse foamUngstrup (38384) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2015
- Almost no hop smell
- Subtle malt
- Thin like water
A pale golden beige head. The aroma has notes of malt and straw. The flavor is sweet with notes of straw, malt, and hay, leading to a bitter finish. jpkeskinen (526) - FINLAND - JUN 25, 2015
Drank from a can. A lager with a beer light taste. There is some faint hints of malts and even fainter hints of hops.