Monthly Archives: October 2010

Sapporo Ginza Lion Premium

Japanese Name: サッポロ 銀座ライオン プレミアム Brewer: Sapporo Release: Oct. 27, 2010 Type: Beer(ビール) Alcohol: 5.5% Purchase Price: ¥220 @Sankus (conbini) Tasting notes: Japan’s first beer hall was established in Ginza, Tokyo in 1899. Ginza Lion coming on one-hundred eleven years, their commitment to … Continue reading

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TopValu Barreal

Japanese Name: トップバリュ バーリアル Brewer: Unnamed Korean brewer in cooperation with TopValu Release: June 23, 2010 Type: Happousei (発泡性) Alcohol: 5% Purchase Price: ¥88 @Jusco (Aeon Group supermarket) Tasting notes: Private brands have taken off in Japan, as they have in … Continue reading

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Suntory Kohaku no Zeitaku

Japanese Name: サントリー 琥珀の贅沢 Brewer: Suntory Release: Oct. 12, 2010 Type: Happousei (発泡性) Alcohol: 6% Purchase Price: ¥139 @Sankus (conbini) Tasting notes: I first tried this 3rd-tier happousei in November 2009 when it was first released, and it was one of … Continue reading

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Suntory All-Free

Japanese Name: サントリー オール・フリー Brewer: Suntory Release: Aug. 3, 2010 Type: Beer Taste Beverage Alcohol: 0.00% Purchase Price: ¥148 @FamilyMart(conbini) Tasting notes: The white/gold packaging really has a soothingly strong  impact, and stands out saying, “buy me!” among the other canned … Continue reading

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Asahi W-ZERO

Japanese Name: アサヒ ダブルゼロ Brewer: Asahi Release: Aug. 3, 2010 Type: Beer Taste Beverage Alcohol: 0.00% Purchase Price: ¥148 @FamilyMart(conbini) Tasting Notes: Not only are 0.00% alcohol beverages all the rage in Japan these days, but add to that zero … Continue reading

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Sapporo Fuyu Monogatari

Japanese Name: サッポロ 2010-2011 冬物語 (Fuyu Monogatari) Brewer: Sapporo Release: Oct. 13, 2010 Type: Beer(ビール) Alcohol: 5.5% Purchase Price: ¥217 @Sankus (conbini) Tasting notes: Pouring this winter brew  from Sapporo, I immediately noticed the deep golden color, hinting at amber, … Continue reading

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Fuyu Kirin

Japanese Name: キリン 冬麒麟 (Fuyu Kirin) Brewer: Kirin Release: Oct. 6, 2010 Type: Happousei (発泡性) Alcohol: 5% Purchase Price: ¥108 @Jusco (Aeon supermarket chain) Tasting notes: Meaning winter, Fuyu Kirin is the brewery’s limited edition winter brew, only it’s not “officially” … Continue reading

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Asahi World Beer Travels Germany Maerzen Type

Japanese Name: アサヒ 世界ビール紀行 ドイツ メルツェンタイプ Brewer: Asahi Release: Sep. 28, 2010 Type: Beer Alcohol: 5.5% Purchase Price: ¥247 @Heart-in (Conbini) Tasting Notes: Styled after a German Märzen, this first beer of the World Beer Travels series was created by … Continue reading

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