Orion Southern Star
Orion Beer Co., Ltd.

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Japanese Happoshu
Ranked #8
Ranked #51,094
2.82 | pDev: 24.47%
Orion Beer Co., Ltd.
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Photo of monkist
2.58/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Maybe this is the weakest of all Orions so far, almost like a light lager like Miller Lite or Coors. A watered-down beer with a taste close to none - and it’s actually not even a beer at all, it is a happoshu, made with spirits (shochu) and who knows what, to make it taste like a beer. All I can say about thisbis that it’s made “for your happy time” like the can says, it does the job, if you want, it can make you drunk. Nothing more, nothing less.

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Photo of chinchill
2.64/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

350 ml can on Tokashiki Island.
Pours with a clear golden body topped with a decent white head. Excellent clarity.
Aroma: cooked rice, herbal-spicy hops and baked bread.
The flavor is mildly bitter but stronger than the aroma suggests, with poorly hidden alcohol and a hint of apple cider.
Medium-light body with medium carbonation.

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Photo of SargeC
3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Very pale yellow beer with a fizzy, white head.

Smell: Light apple with a soda like quality.

Taste: Very weak beer flavor. The beer seems to recreate the taste of club soda wit a bit of beer mixed in.

Mouthfeel: Light body, minimal carbonation that differs from other examples of the style. Smooth finish.

Drinkablity: Not a bad example of the style. Not something I would walk too far for though.

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Photo of davidchollar
2.25/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

from the can - Orion Southern Star is a liqueur with a refreshing light taste, delicately flavored with hops. sorry beer advocate, i'm adding a liqueur.

this is a solid 2, not impressed for appearance and smell. standard rice adjunct near beer. boring pale yellow with no head? check. boring tap water smell? check. it gets a couple points for having a non-stomach-turning taste. in fact, the taste is almost on par with the better japanese beer sodas like super blue.

the can ironically has 3 stars as part of the label. orion southern star is closer to a 2, not impressed.

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Orion Southern Star from Orion Beer Co., Ltd.
Beer rating: 68 out of 100 with 10 ratings