Brewed by Asahi Breweries
Style: Pale Lager
Tokyo, Japan


on tap

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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 1.91/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
50% less sugar.

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GoufCustom (1980) - HONG KONG - OCT 6, 2016

500 ml can as bought at 7-Eleven in Metropolis Plaza, Sheung Shui.

Piss pale golden yellow colour; Three-quarter finger head with soapy white foam which fades in 40 seconds; Fair sticky lacing with quite fizzy carbonation; Pungent and sweet smell of lager malt, with soda, floral, sugar, light bread, light lemon and smelly grass; Light sweet taste of very thin malt, with soda, light floral, light sugar, very thin lemon, light bitter hops and very light grass; Light body. watery palate; Mouth feel is thin maltyness in a very watery background. More soda pop than a Happoshu, light floral and sugar, thin lemon to round. Easy but very empty! Hoppiness is floral, light lemon and smelly grass in nose. Light floral, thin lemon and faint grass in taste; Bitterness is very light for a abrupt, very low astringent water floral non-finish; Slightly dry after taste. Soda-ish and easy to mouth.

Comments: This 50%-off sugar variant of Asahi Honnama is so inoffensive and easy to down you will feel nothing at all, just a soda really, devoid of malt and hops. It cost as much as the original Honnama, and taste and feel like a tasteless black hole. Avoid!

yenbeer (188) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 23, 2014
Extremely watrery. The closest thing Japan has to an American style lite beer. Stick with its red Honnama brother if really want to drink Asahi happoshu.

czlowiekwiadro (946) - POLAND - MAY 21, 2014
ubogi ale czysty aromat słodowy. kolor jasnego złota ze słabą pianą. w smaku woda, ale z dość wyraźną (choć niską) goryczką. lekko kwaskowy posmak. odrobinę lepsze od zwykłego koncerniaka japońskiego

petewhitley (560) - Nagoya, JAPAN - NOV 3, 2013
~This review was made some time ago via another application, and thus the specific details (beyond numerical scores) are no longer available~

futre7 (237) - Taipei, TAIWAN - AUG 15, 2013
Foamy , light and sweet with an artificial taste consisting of cardboard , bubblegum and vegetables. It may be low in sugar but it is also low in beer taste. I can see why people would want to drink this but there are better low calorie beers out there. Namely Asahi style free. The can looks cool tho.

maekchu (3856) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAY 24, 2013
Can from ... somewhere. Light extract, molasses nose. Pale straw, really frisky carbonation (kinda unnatural and scary. actually). Flavors is basically thin extract in carbonated water, not much hop presence at all. Thin-medium body, crisp. Really, this is lightly beer-flavored club soda. Not really offensive... and not not.

Fech (291) - Parsippany, New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2012
Best Asahi brew...highly recommended but hard to find. Bought can in a Guam duty free shop.

Ernest (7669) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 22, 2011
Can (rated Apr 2008). Head is mostly diminishing. Body is medium yellow. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain, husks), lightly hoppy (herbs), with a note of DMS. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter, husky, unclean. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.

JaKeAFC (1121) - ITALY - NOV 4, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2011 350ml can at Tokyo vending machine, 250Y. This Happoshu is not beer, this is water with a bit of beer aftertaste. Not bad as a soft drink itself, but not beer. Aroma almost inexistent, bug bubbles white head, taste of cereals but subtle, dirty, acidic. Watery body.

tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 10, 2009
Pours clear pale yellow. Nose is floral. Taste is chalky, tastes like a corn blend, not too dry, chemical aftertaste.

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