Itadaki
Suntory

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Style:
Japanese Happoshu
ABV:
8%
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3.59/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Okay so this is a happoshu, a beer-like drink made with shochu (spirits) - so we are talking about a "beer-like drink" and not a "real beer..."
They claim this time though that this Itadaki is "almost like a real beer" which is nearly true in this case. Looks proper and smells - and even to sone extent - it does also taste like beer. However, the booziness is different than of an 8% ABV real beer, it is burnt spirits that hits you.
The taste would be okay if it was a real beer, it is on the heavier side with more body. But like this, as a happoshu, was okay to try once but most probably I will never drink it again - nor any other happoshu. Would be nice if Japan produced proper beers in a greater variety instead of wasting effort on such inferior stuff...

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Itadaki from Suntory
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 1 ratings