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Ratings: 1,833
Reviews: 641
rAvg: 2.84
pDev: 19.72%
Wants: 18
Gots: 281 | FT: 0
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Japan

Style | ABV
Japanese Rice Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: IronDjinn on 05-28-2003

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Photo of dpage27
3.5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Much better than I originally anticipated

Photo of bryantan
3.56/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Mild and crisp, goes well with Japanese food on a hot day.

Photo of Andrewharemza
2.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear golden with a small, white head. Mild malt aroma. Mildly sweet malt flavour with corn, slightly bitter finish. Light body with a watery texture and soft carbonation.

Photo of aussiebeer
1/5  rDev -64.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I'll have a beer please, no thanks, I'll drink water

Photo of High_Def_Mike
4.44/5  rDev +56.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My personal favorite Japanese beer, solid beer with a crisp taste and a can so solid you could kill a hobo with it.

Photo of tjumfrid
2/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

My least favorite of the Japanese domestics. It gets a lower review than Asahi Super Dry and Kirin Lager due to the even milder taste.

Photo of Dikfour
3.46/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Look: Pale Yellow. Inch and a half of white fluffy head dissipates fairly quickly.

Smell: Not a lot here, but still pleasant. Light grains and sweet rice.

Taste:Fairly bright malts, though I was expecting it to be a little brighter. Barely pings any bitterness. The rice flavor is nice and balancing. Fairly refreshing.

Feel: Nothing to chew on here. Carbonation plays on the tongue for a while. Almost a little creamy.

Overall: This makes me think, "What if Budweiser was somewhat good." Its pretty alright for a Macro.

Photo of kevinlater
2.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

650ml can, brewed in ontario, into nonic pint. "D2915" on the bottom of the can. gonna guess that that means it was packaged on april 29, 2015. consumed on june 12, 2015

a: transparent pale yellow with just over a finger of white head that disappeared while i was typing this portion of the review

s: a weak aroma consisting of sweet grainy rice, skunky notes, and mild grassy hops

t: follows the nose. not a lot happening in the front, but mid-palate is where the rice emerges. mildly bitter finish

m: light-bodied, a bit watery, with medium-plus carbonation

o: tastes like rice and not much else. far from a bad brew, really

Photo of Sixpoint
3.36/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

pretty decent Japanese rice lager

Photo of RobAM
3.21/5  rDev +13%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A nice mild brew for a hot summer day.

Photo of ScaryEd
1.82/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Had this at a local Chinese restaurant (for some reason). I figured, why the hell not?

I found the rice to be very prevalent in the can that was poured for me. It was so grainy and almost...salty, that I barely muscled it down.

I'm glad I finally got to try it, but I will not be trying it again.

Photo of Weisenbeer
2.94/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Nice sweet Japanese rice beer. Not very exciting, but refreshing.

Photo of JustLikeMyDad
2.86/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A light feeling beer, with little taste, but a moderate hoppy aftertaste, like an ale.

Photo of jesticals
3.41/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very smooth, has a good look.

Photo of tykechandler
2/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

crushed one at the airport last weekend.

Photo of pat61
3.27/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

L: Pours brilliant straw producing a 1” rapidly disappearing white foam cap.
S: The nose is neither particularly big nor interesting, primarily composed of light grains, rise and a suspicion of hops.
T: Light grains on the palate – rice and light malts – with a light hop bitter accent on the finish. No perceptible hop flavor. A drying finish with above average rice flavor. Clean and crisp, with no apple, vegetal or sulfur flavors.
F: Light, with high levels of carbonation.
O: This is a light beer more noted for the flavors that it doesn’t have than for the ones it does.

Photo of Greywulfken
2.5/5  rDev -12%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Rice water. Basically inoffensive, but nothing I'd return to again.

Photo of drtth
3.24/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

The beer pours out into Duvel glass a clear bright golden-straw yellow color with a 1/2" white head that soon recedes to ring around the glass and a thin layer of foam that becomes an irregular island on the surface. There is a lot of fine carbonation rising to the surface and sipping leaves behind small patches of foam which mostly slide back down into the liquid. Because of the nucleation point in the glass there's a visible small stream for carbonation heading to the surface and feeding that irregular thin island of foam.

The aroma is light with only a subtle hop character showing along with some faint honey-like sweetness. The light hop character seems both a bit floral and grassy and is both gentle and well integrated with the malt and rice.

The flavors mostly follow the nose in that there's some sweetness along with some light floral and grassy notes. What bitterness there is comes in late in the game and mostly just sits quietly on the back of the tongue.

The mouth feel is on the light side and there is some light crispness from the gentle carbonation. The finish is long and dry and ends on a slight bitter dry note that invites another sip.

While this is not going to be a beer of choice for me at home it is definitely drinkable and something one could easily have more than one of in an evening. It is smooth, crisp, and easy to drink. I'd also guess that those folks who thrive on strong flavors would not care for this beer but I'm finding it reasonably pleasant, but not challenging. That said I'll probably not buy more unless in a situation where it is basically the only choice as I prefer a bit richer flavor in my beers. However, at a Japanese restaurant I'd be quite happy to have it as it should pair quite well with the traditional cuisine.

Photo of Bunman3
2.87/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Precisely what I expected for the price and the style. You could drink worse beer. This pairs nicely with Asian food. I won't go hunting for it, but would order it in a restaurant.

Photo of DuffDaddy
3.25/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

25 cent single from ABC. Pretty good for a rice lager...

Photo of RMD579
3.57/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pretty good for a light beer, had it at a hibachi. It's mostly flavorless but it's a bit better than the beers you might compare it to.

Photo of ryho
3.47/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

For a light beer this is actually tasty.

Photo of Decker
1.77/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

A revolting lager that is reminiscent of Bud-Light.

Photo of 57md
2.87/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Straw in color. Smells like a pils. Sweetness on the flavor profile but not corny like an AAL. Slightly dry finish.

Photo of bongobeer
3.35/5  rDev +18%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Sweet, easy drinking lager...would pair well with all types of food?

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