shoulderbroken (4255) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 27, 2016
Bottle. Weird smell. Bit stinky to be honest. Manure and artificial sweetness. Taste is very strange. Better, but not great still. Rice, booze, corn, sweetness, weirdness. Not a fan. Better drink this up quick... biirusaikou (2705) - - JUN 29, 2015
Didn’t realize this was a happoshu but it explains a lot. Sweet malt, no trace of hops, watery finish. Pretty empty and overpriced omiyage beer, avoid despite the cute logos. KyotoLefty (10311) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 12, 2009
Seems like this is an attempt by a micro brewer to make a real Japanese-style happoshu! It has less than 25% malt, plus unmalted barley, rice, sugar, and starch!
Clear, deep golden color with a small head. Faint aroma of malt and maybe rice. Slightly fruity; barely hoppy. Thin, watery malt flavor, a bit of fruit, quite sweet and slightly creamy. A touch of hops. OK. If this was ¥160, I would surely buy it in a pinch, as it does have a much better flavor and balance than regular happoshu—at least there are no really nasty flavors going on, and you can taste the malt. But, it cost like ¥500!!! Are they nuts? Why bother?