Helios Goya Dry - Helios Distillery Co., Ltd.

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Helios Goya DryHelios Goya Dry

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BA SCORE
82
good

10 Ratings
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Ratings: 10
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 14.49%
Wants: 5
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Japan

Style | ABV
Happoshu |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Naerhu on 07-29-2006

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Ratings: 10 | Reviews: 6
Photo of mrjez
3.03/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

Photo of snogglethorpe
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Pretty yummy. A tiny bit watery, but nicely bitter, and a friendly satisfying sort of bitterness (I don't know if this is actually from the goya, or from hops, but it tastes good anyway), with a nice vegital sweetness. No strong hop character that I could detect, despite the bitterness. A nice lingering tart aftertaste. This has some of the character I like about Saisons.

It's not incredibly unusual for Japanese beers, but it's very drinkable, with everything well balanced and spot on for a satisfying summer afternoon beer.

Photo of JoeAmerican77
3.51/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

Photo of womencantsail
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
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.

Photo of soulgrowl
4.17/5  rDev +18.5%
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.

Photo of Naerhu
4.5/5  rDev +27.8%
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.

Helios Goya Dry from Helios Distillery Co., Ltd.
82 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.