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Helios Goya Dry - Helios Distillery Co., Ltd.

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Ratings: 5
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 5
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Japan

Style | ABV
Happoshu |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Naerhu on 07-29-2006)
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JoeAmerican77

Colorado

3.54/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bright yellow and white can. The appearence matches said can; couple fingers of the white stuff on top of a filtered yellow body. On the nose there is a faint tin smell and a grip of jalepeno-like green pepper. Wow, if you have ever had a Billy's Chilis or another garden pepper variant beer then this tastes almost identical, sans the heat on the tongue. The palate is bitter and dry, green pepper dominates with a subtle sweetness in the back end. Light bodied with copious bubbly and a dry mouth afterwords.

Overall I'm excited to say this beer has character as well as it tastes just like the Okinawan vegetable on the can. Is it good, maybe, was it worth a try, absolutely.

Serving type: can

03-05-2013 10:35:59 | More by JoeAmerican77
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t0rin0

California

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

10-14-2012 01:21:58 | More by t0rin0
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womencantsail

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear light golden color with a white head. Nose is fruity with quite a bit of melon. Some sweet malt and rice notes, maybe a light citrus zest and vegetable aroma. The flavor is fruity and slightly sweet with a bitter finish. Definitely a strong rice flavor and somewhat dry. A little disappointing.

Serving type: can

08-07-2012 15:59:21 | More by womencantsail
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soulgrowl

United Kingdom (England)

4.18/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance: Clear straw-colored body with a soft, small, sticky white head that retains fairly well.

Smell: Weak macro/happoshu malt/hop combo is totally redeemed by an eyebrow-raisingly unique aroma of goya. The best I can do to describe it is probably a combination of grapefruit, yellow squash, and cucumber. Very intriguing.

Taste: Really unusual and tasty, with a fresh, grainy malt base balanced by citric/floral hops and the distinct bitter, slightly grassy edge of goya. Well-rounded and refreshing, yet savorable and complex.

Mouthfeel: Light and crisp (but not fizzy) with zippy carbonation to match the zesty goya.

Drinkability: Few beers this light on the palate are this interesting and tasty, making this exceptionally drinkable. I need to get my ass to Okinawa.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2006 14:57:59 | More by soulgrowl
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Naerhu

Japan

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Brewed with a bitter gourd used in many Okinawan dishes, goya.

A - Clear yellow body with small white head, excellent lacing.
S - Light floral aroma.
T - Medium grainy/hay-like flavors, slightly sweet with big dry bittterness on the finish (obviously from the goya).
M - Light refreshing body.
D - Surprisingly good, easy drinking. I thought this would be a gimmicky beer, but instead its a great beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2006 05:59:35 | More by Naerhu
Helios Goya Dry from Helios Distillery Co., Ltd.
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