Brewed by Asahi Breweries
Style: Pale Lager
Tokyo, Japan


on tap


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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 1.77/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.9/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
"The secret behind the unique qualities of our happo-shu lies in two industry firsts: barley extract and Deep Sea Water. In the past, the biggest problem with brewing happo-shu was the difficulty of bringing a low-malt to healthy fermentation without the high levels of nutrients and minerals needed for yeast. By using two new ingredients, extract of barley and Deep Sea Water, we succeeded in creating a happo-shu without the peculiar smell and uneven taste caused by unhealthy yeast fermentation. In fact, we think Asahi Honnama has the crispest, clearest taste of any happo-shu ever created. At the same time, by fermenting with the rich taste of wheat from barley extract, we have eliminated the watery taste of other happo-shu to create a rich flavor experience."

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Cuso (8950) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 13, 2016
Bottle kindly shared by Milos, many thanks. Pale golden color with small white head. Corn, malt, diacetyl in taste and aroma. Bad.

Gurthnar (6280) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 13, 2016
Can. I congratulate tha Japanese Asahi division. They truly succeeded in creating a true industrial macro eurobeer. Tasteless with only hints of corn, sweetish extracty syrup. Drinkable at least.

lukka19 (925) - Myjava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 13, 2016
Can. Golden color, minimum white head. Aroma of malt, corn, light hops. Taste is malty, corny

MisoW (3694) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 13, 2016
Can. Pours yellow color, small white head. Aroma of malt. Taste is medium bitter, malty, piss.

sunevdj (4143) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2014
Can in Aso Backpackers. Pours a clear golden with a small white head. Light sweetness with an even lighter dryness. Some light aromas of hay.

yenbeer (188) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 9, 2014
A good happoshu low-malt beer, very easy to drink due to the light taste and slick palate.

jgb9348 (6580) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Pale golden coloured body with a touch of a ribbony white head. Aroma of rice and lemons with very little else. Light-bodied; Sharp flavour of rice, light malt, alcohol and a hint of lemons with very little else and no bitterness nor harsh flavours. Aftertaste shows some more of the malt, a hint of the grass and lemons and some very light sweet notes - not much else though. Overall, a surprisingly nice and refreshing beer with not much signs of the alcohol, even given the 5+% abv! I sampled this 50 cL can purchased from City’Super in Harbour City, Kowloon, Hong Kong on 03-July-2014 for HK$10,50 sampled in my hotel room here in Wan Chai, Hong Kong on 04-July-2014.

GoufCustom (2252) - HONG KONG - MAY 28, 2014

500 ml can as “Asahi Honnama Draft” bought at 7-Eleven in Metropolis Plaza, Sheung Shui.

Piss pale golden yellow colour; Half finger head and soapy white foam which fades in 30 seconds; Very small sticky lacing and notable small carbonation; Slightly pungent and very sweet smell of light malt, with rice, corn syrup, light wet cardboard, light bread, very light lemon and smelly grass; Close to light sweet taste of thin malt, with rice, very light wet cardboard, syrupy notes, soda water, light bread, thin lemon, light bitter hops and notable light grass; Light body. watery palate; Mouth feel is watery happoshu with more tastes - tastable light maltyness despite and near-water body and feel, fairly low rice adjuncts and sugar notes. Quite bready and hoppy, which are unusual for a Happoshu. Not bad!... Hoppiness is light lemon and smelly light grass in nose, thin citrus and pretty sharp light grass in taste. Bitterness is fairly light but very notable for a lasting, but very low-fi finish; Fairly dry after taste. Quite crisp and light bitter to mouth.

Comments: Thought this gonna be crap, and it turns out to be a quite decent Happoshu. It’s still watery, but has notably better maltyness, bread and almost tasty hoppiness. The best of all being very few off tastes barring some thin initial cardboards. Not too shabby and quite drinkable, especially in hot Summer right now.

czlowiekwiadro (1224) - POLAND - MAY 27, 2014
lekki kanał i czosnek w zapachu. kolor słomkowy, piana przeciętna. w smaku lekka słodycz, posmak apteki (talk i bandaże) oraz lekka, ale dość nieprzyjemna goryczka.

Theis (15150) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2014
Can at Htel Vintage Shinjuku - from the vending machine on 8th floor, our floor. Clear yellow - white head. Sweetness, corn, light malty, breadish, ok crispy. Not bad at all.

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