jgb9348 (6249) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2017
Completely clear golden coloured body with a soapy, frothy white head. Aroma of super pale malt, a hint of bananas and canned corn. Ultra-light-bodied; Small flavours of malt and cardboard up front with a touch of lemon and canned corn and literally nothing else. Aftertaste shows water, some lemons, fake sugars and more water with a bit of cardboardie malt and canned corn thrown in near the end. Overall, a very subdued and super mild beer that almost has no flavour at all. Very watery and dry, and when there are some options at all, even those without the best flavours, they are perhaps better options than this, without any flavour at all. I sampled this 33 cL can purchased from my hotel’s Mini Mart (Mini Mini) at the Garden Villa Hotel in Tumon, Guam on 19-July-2017 for US$1,60 sampled a day later in my hotel room on 20-July-2017. GoufCustom (1998) - HONG KONG - OCT 6, 2016
yenbeer (188) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 23, 2014
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!
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 (975) - 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 (566) - Nagoya, JAPAN - NOV 3, 2013
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futre7 (238) - 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 (3888) - 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 (7692) - 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 (1125) - 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.