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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)7.001283.43
Kirin TanreiKirin Brewery Company, Limited5.50752.71
Asahi Honnama RedAsahi Breweries Ltd5.50302.82
Suntory Kinmugi (Rich Malt)Suntory5.00282.89
Clear Sakura BeerAsahi Breweries Ltd5.00272.87
Asahi Honnama Aqua BlueAsahi Breweries Ltd5.00172.04
Kirin Tanrei Green LabelKirin Brewery Company, Limited4.50152.19
Sapporo Draft OneSapporo Breweries Ltd.5.00131.99
Okhotsk Blue DraftAbashiri, K.K.5.00123.04
Kinshachi Nagoya Red Miso LagerLand Beer6.00123.56
Kirin EnjukuKirin Brewery Company, Limited6.00103.05
Helios Goya DryHelios Distillery Co., Ltd.5.0093.58
Kirin NodogoshiKirin Brewery Company, Limited5.0082.76
Orion Mugi ShokuninOrion Beer Co., Ltd.5.5073.14
Asahi Honnama GoldAsahi Breweries Ltd5.5073.19
Orion Southern StarOrion Beer Co., Ltd.5.5063.05
Jokki (Jug Nama)Suntory5.0062.37
Sapporo Mugi To Hop: The GoldSapporo Breweries Ltd.5.0052.88
Kirin ShirokirinKirin Brewery Company, Limited5.5053.06
Asahi ShinnamaAsahi Breweries Ltd5.0052.48
Kirin Enjuku KuroKirin Brewery Company, Limited6.0053.14
Honkaku Karakuchi MugiKirin Brewery Company, Limited5.0043.19
Sapporo Hokkaido PremiumSapporo Breweries Ltd.5.0042.48
BarrealHite Brewery Company LTD5.0032.24
Orion Special XOrion Beer Co., Ltd.6.0033.03
Kirin Tanrei W DoubleKirin Brewery Company, Limited5.5032.45
Sapporo Mugi To Hopppu (trans. Barley And Hop)Sapporo Breweries Ltd.5.0033.12
Asahi Strong OffAsahi Breweries Ltd7.0032.76
Kirin SumikiriKirin Brewery Company, Limited5.0033.36
Sapporo Mugi To Hop Miwaku No Hop SessionSapporo Breweries Ltd.4.5032.75
Suntory Kinmugi Clear Label (金麦クリアラベル)Suntory5.0033.45
Asahi Style Free (and Purine Free)Asahi Breweries Ltd6.0022.36
Orion Nangoku MonogatariOrion Beer Co., Ltd.5.5022.08
Asahi Style FreeAsahi Breweries Ltd4.0022.21
Suntory Aki No ZeitakuSuntory6.0023.12
Sapporo Goku ZeroSapporo Breweries Ltd.4.0022.16
Kirin Nodogoshi NamaKirin Brewery Company, Limited5.0022.38
Suntory Fuyu No HoujyunSuntory5.0023.37
Summer WhiteUehara Shuzou Co. Ltd. / Echigo Beer Pub5.0023.12
The StraightSuntory6.0023.12
Kirin Tanrei Platinum DoubleKirin Brewery Company, Limited5.5021.92
Tanba No KuromameKizakura Sake Brewing Co., Ltd.5.0024.16
Sapporo Mugi To Hop: Kaoru KokuSapporo Breweries Ltd.5.0014
Akita Bijin HadaTazawako Beer Brewery Restaurant5.5014
Kirin Koi Aji DeluxeKirin Brewery Company, Limited6.0012.5
Asahi Zeitaku BiyoriAsahi Breweries Ltd5.5013.05
Sapporo Sozai IppinSapporo Breweries Ltd.5.0013.25
Kirin SmoothKirin Brewery Company, Limited4.0013.33
Sapporo Mugi To Hop Aka RedSapporo Breweries Ltd.5.0013.5
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