Japanese Name: サッポロ みがき麦
Release: Nov. 26, 2012
Type: Liqueur (発泡性)
Purchase Price: ￥105 @Aeon
Produced by Sapporo for the Aeon Group (Aeon, MaxValu, etc.), Sapporo Migaki Mugi is made with polished barley malt removing the husk, Czech fine aroma hops, and boasts a creamy head when poured.
Indeed out of the can, the head was nice an creamy. On my first gulp I encountered a lot of malt flavor, the bitterness was all up front, with some vinegar-ish tones. Migaki Mugi finishes clean without much flavor lingering on the back.
Personally, I didn’t prefer the taste of this one. It had a lot going for it, but was missing “something.” If you want to give it a try, head out to your local Aeon supermarket. Sapporo Migaki Mugi is still gracing the cooler shelves.