Orion Mugi Shokunin | Orion Beer Co., Ltd.

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Orion Beer Co., Ltd.

Style: Japanese Happoshu

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by SargeC on 01-19-2009

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Ratings: 11 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of SGR1220
3.5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brewerburgundy
2.79/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz can, mug, looks like canned in July 2018 and best by March 2019.

It's a little hard to tell in the ceramic mug, but it appears to be run of the mill yellow beer with ever so slightly off-white head.

Just whiffs of malt and tinny hops.

While it looks crisp, there's a sweetness with surprising depth and bitterness to go with it.

It isn't aggressively fizzy like you might think. The feel is slightly matte with medium fizzy carbonation.

Well, from the can I didn't think this would be Happoshu. It looked as if it might be a pale ale, I guess the green drew me in. The can design has been revamped since the picture on this page was posted.

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Photo of Troy-Hawaii
3.25/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bought a single 12oz can Don Quiojte $1.50
Clear golden color
Light mouthful
High carbonation
Sweet malt, light hops taste
Overall a good beer for hot days. Well done

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Photo of mrcraft
3.38/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RochefortChris
3.53/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of shigg85
2.77/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of smithj4
2.62/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of patre_tim
3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

Chinese gold, very carbonated, filtered, 2 finger slightly yellow head that fades fast.

Smells of malt, pabst and offal, metallic.

Creamy, fresh, washed cottony linens, floral kind of taste that is smooth and finishes with a slight hop bitterness. Reminds me of the Sapporo.

Medium body, highly carbonated.

Overall, I like it. I came in expecting a pilsener type beer, and it made it to some Japanese cool beer I may have on occasion. It would go well with all an AA Lager would go with, and for the most part I would think of it as this, an AA Lager. But, it does have its Japanese charactaristics as described to the best of my ability in my taste section. Would also go well with Japanese.

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Photo of Squacher
3/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of SargeC
3.03/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Clear, pale gold brew. Nice head for a Happoshu, very dense and pure white.

Smell: Mild malt aroma. Minor touch of hops.

Taste: Light malt flavor with only a hint of hops. Water is very evident. Fits the style though.

Mouthfeel: Very light body. Slightly acidic.

Drinkablity: I thought it was worth a try. I will not seek it out again though. Extremely light.

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Orion Mugi Shokunin from Orion Beer Co., Ltd.
Beer rating: 3.17 out of 5 with 11 ratings