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Japanese beer companies produce what's called "Happoshu," which is sparkling low malt beverage. Since the tax for Happoshu is much less than the tax for beer, happoshu is cheaper than beer. For that reason, Happoshu has become very popular in Japan. Happoshu classification occurs when an ingredient other than malt, hops, rice, corn, kaoliang, potato, starch, or sugar is used, or if the malt ratio is less than 67%.

Average alcohol by volume (abv) range: 4.0-7.0%   [ ? ] 

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Coedo BeniakaCoedo Brewery (Kyodo Shoji Koedo Brewery)7.003.477-
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Asahi Honnama RedAsahi Breweries Ltd5.502.8427-
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Suntory Kinmugi (Rich Malt)Suntory5.002.9216-
Asahi Honnama Aqua BlueAsahi Breweries Ltd5.002.0215-
Sapporo Draft OneSapporo Breweries Ltd.5.001.9712-
Kirin Tanrei Green LabelKirin Brewery Company, Limited4.502.111-
Kirin EnjukuKirin Brewery Company, Limited6.003.0510-
Kinshachi Nagoya Red Miso LagerLand Beer6.003.559-
Helios Goya DryHelios Distillery Co., Ltd.5.003.589-
Kirin NodogoshiKirin Brewery Company, Limited5.002.768-
Asahi Honnama GoldAsahi Breweries Ltd5.503.326-
Jokki (Jug Nama)Suntory5.002.376-
Orion Mugi ShokuninOrion Beer Co., Ltd.5.503.135-
Kirin ShirokirinKirin Brewery Company, Limited5.503.065-
Kirin Enjuku KuroKirin Brewery Company, Limited6.003.145-
Asahi ShinnamaAsahi Breweries Ltd5.002.474-
Orion Southern StarOrion Beer Co., Ltd.5.502.94-
BarrealHite Brewery Company LTD5.002.243-
Honkaku Karakuchi MugiKirin Brewery Company, Limited5.003.223-
Sapporo Mugi To Hop: The GoldSapporo Breweries Ltd.5.003.033-
Sapporo Hokkaido PremiumSapporo Breweries Ltd.5.002.583-
Kirin SumikiriKirin Brewery Company, Limited5.003.363-
Orion Nangoku MonogatariOrion Beer Co., Ltd.5.502.082-
Asahi Style FreeAsahi Breweries Ltd4.002.212-
Kirin Tanrei W DoubleKirin Brewery Company, Limited5.502.322-
Suntory Aki No ZeitakuSuntory6.003.132-
Sapporo Mugi To Hopppu (trans. Barley And Hop)Sapporo Breweries Ltd.5.002.842-
Asahi Strong OffAsahi Breweries Ltd7.0032-
Suntory Fuyu No HoujyunSuntory5.003.372-
Summer WhiteUehara Shuzou Co. Ltd. / Echigo Beer Pub5.003.132-
The StraightSuntory6.003.132-
Kirin Tanrei Platinum DoubleKirin Brewery Company, Limited5.501.922-
Akita Bijin HadaTazawako Beer Brewery Restaurant5.5041-
Kirin Koi Aji DeluxeKirin Brewery Company, Limited6.002.51-
Asahi Zeitaku BiyoriAsahi Breweries Ltd5.503.051-
Sapporo Sozai IppinSapporo Breweries Ltd.5.003.251-
Kirin SmoothKirin Brewery Company, Limited4.003.331-
Sapporo Mugi To Hop Aka RedSapporo Breweries Ltd.5.003.51-
Kirin Fuyu KirinKirin Brewery Company, Limited5.002.51-
Oishi ZeroSuntory5.002.751-
Asahi Fukairi No AkiAsahi Breweries Ltd6.003.251-
Asahi / Orion Okinawa DayoriAsahi Breweries Ltd5.002.51-
Bergen BräuOriental Brewery Co., Ltd5.502.251-
Suntory White BelgSuntory5.0031-
Asahi Fuyu No OkurimonoAsahi Breweries Ltd6.502.251-
Kirin Nodogoshi NamaKirin Brewery Company, Limited5.001.721-
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