Brewed by Helios Craft Beer
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Gushikami-Son, Okinawa-Ken, Japan


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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 2.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.49/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Original brewing for fine bitter taste

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deft's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deft (84) - - OCT 14, 2012
35 cl can from Family Mart. Cloudy hay-coloured with large frothy white head. Low aroma with bitter fruity notes, some citrus, some vegetable note. Taste is also fruity and bitter, bread in aftertaste. Nice, thick mouthfeel and high carb, but still pretty refreshing.

PotjeBier (3837) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2017
Can in Naha, Okinawa. Clear golden yellow color. White head with good retention. Aroma’s: fruity, rice, like a true Japanese lager. Retronasal it’s also a bit stale and vegetal. Flavor is a bit fruity sour, with a hint of bitterness. Light bodied. Finish is indeed dry, with a weird, rather harsh bitterness that is completely out of place with this beer. Not very good.

DSG (15403) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 25, 2016
Can sample at a tasting at Na’ama’s place. Thanks Na’ama. Yellow. Weird vegetal aroma, grainy. Sweetish flavor, grainy, kinda vegetal, with a bitter finish. Light-bodied. Not really pleasant.

thellgren (1164) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 9, 2016
0.33 l bottle from local foodstore in Tokyo. Appearance is pale and clear with a decent head. In my mouth this tasted quite sweet, not dry at all.

thorongil2 (3567) - , Ontario, CANADA - SEP 11, 2015
(tap) hazy very pale yellow colour with a medium tall white head; aroma of dough; mineral and ashy flavour, with short, light sour and long light bitter finish; interesting, pleasantly refreshing

mrjez (713) - Osaka, JAPAN - JUN 10, 2015
L: pours a faint apple juice colour, I wouldn’t know it was beer save for a bubbly white head that lingers. A: Some white wine fruitiness, kinda faint. T: Quite watery but pleasant, some lager adjunct, the goya is there giving a mild bitterness. F: the goya really lingers on the first couple of sips but the palate gets used to it and it’s a nicely bitter lager. Dry finish, easy to put away. O: worth a try. They’ve kept the goya flavour down and balanced it nicely. Not exciting, but not offensive either.

willisread (3802) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 29, 2015
Can from Daiei. Drank straight from the can. Aromas of cucumber, apple, fructose and alcohol. Taste is similar with cardboad and wet hay coming out as well. Active carbonation with weird dry and sweet quality. Becomes like a chuhai on the finish. Nasty stuff.

skatanarchy (212) - - MAY 11, 2015
헬리오스 브루어리 - 고야 드라이 5% ABV 잔의 허리께에 도달하도록 들이켜도 느껴지지 않는 고야의 기운. 반이상을 들이켜고 나서야 빼꼼히 얼굴을 드러내는 고야의 씁쓸한 맛과 향. 어딘가 인삼과도 닮은 생김새 플로랄한 아로마, 엷게 퍼지는 단맛의 상승후 드러나는 씁쓸한 풀내음은 고야가 아닌 홉의 효과. 페어링하기 좋은 맥주지만 강한 음식에는 금새 기가 죽으니 조심해야 할 듯. 역시 일본. 보일듯 안보일듯 보이는 묘미 https://twitter.com/MaekJuBot

TEJA (3346) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2015
Can sampled at omhper, thanks. Bad head and no carbonation. Thinn yellow color that is clowdy. Huge aroma from boiled vegetables. No taste or bitternes. Sweet finnish and tiny body.

RafeAU (628) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 10, 2015
can In Osaka. Very pale with creamy head. pale lager with a bitterness from the goya different from hops. but pretty boring really!

maekchu (4104) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 16, 2015
Can. Had this before, but didn’t rate it. Thin malt, tiny sweet fruit -- loquat or baby apple juice. Clear peach juice color, thin frothy head. Light fruity initial, pears, cardboardy notes, vegetal. Finish has some small bitterness, from the goya, I assume. Very very light body. A rather lackluster brew.

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