Brewed by Orion Breweries Limited (Asahi)
Style: Pale Lager
Urasoe-City, Okinawa, Japan


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RATINGS: 267   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Ingredients: Malt, Hops, Rice, Corn, Starch.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
EdKing (2431) - London, Greater London, - JAN 10, 2012
Can shared with my father-in-law. Colour is very pale yellow, well carbonated with a huge head. Nose is very similar to Yebisu Silk and so I suspect its got the same malt profile with wheat. Its sweetish grainy cereal malt with an artificial lactic sweetness to it. Taste is the same. Finish is quite bitter and theres a bit of citrous. Like if you had lemon juice diluted with water.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
radagast83 (7506) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - NOV 15, 2016
~20oz bottle pour at a local sushi restaurant. Poured a golden yellow color, big head, quickly dissipating. Aroma was light rice, sweet grains. Flavor was similar.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Luneylane (59) - Taipei City, TAIWAN - NOV 12, 2016
Not interested in clocking up ticks, promised myself Id only rate the really good ones. However, since theyre so widely available in Taipei, and since I actually worked in Japan for five years, Ill rate this one just for fun. Two cans from Wellcome supermarket poured into a pint glass for the full effect. The design on the can makes it look like soda water, a worrying sign... Aroma: smells alright, caramel? Appearance: clear amber, no head to speak of. Palate: light-bodied and thin, soft carbonation. There is something rather sour in the finish. Taste: lightly bitter, undistinguished. I dont care if its from the sub-tropical island of Okinawa or not, I doubt if I will be drinking this one again.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
scarletfire65 (1343) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2016
Bottle at a Japanese restaurant in Flushing during US Open. Grainy nondescript lager. Grassy, corny, Budweisery, kind of sweet.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skarecrow (338) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 1, 2016
500ml can BB 12/2016 from Tokyo Liquor in Newmarket. Slight grainy aroma. Gold with good head. Mild bitterness with grainy thin finish. A touch of wet cardboard too. OK but nothing startling.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ajnepple (5403) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2016
12 oz can into a shaker pint at Sushi Den. Clear golden appearance with a fluffy white head. Aroma of grains, light hops and a hint of corn. Similar flavor, adding light to mild malt sweetness and light bitterness. A little bland and boring overall, but it is pretty crisp, light and easy to drink I suppose.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
RobBestwick (854) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 8, 2016
633ml bottle. Light grain aroma. Golden colour with small white head. Grain and bread flavour. Thin body. Watery finish with a trace of bitterness.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
imsky (3) - busan, SOUTH KOREA - JUL 30, 2016 does not count
no aroma,pale, clear, minimal head, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, light body, thin feel,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
adamnowek (1948) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 28, 2016
Super bright golden colour. Corny aroma. Taste is overly sweet. This would be better on an Okinawan beach.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BVery (9774) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2016
Can from FairPrice in Singapore. This is better than some other lagers Ive had in the area, but by no means is it good. A little cleaner, maybe some sweet grains poking through, but still bland and boring.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HuskerTan (1787) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - JUN 8, 2016
Draft. A- Sweet grains, cereal. A- Yellow color, clear liquid, white head. T- Sweet grains, subtle straw, subtle citrus. P- Light body, average texture, average carbonation, refreshing finish. O- Had with some Okinawan food. Actually pretty refreshing and not skunky at all.

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