Kirin Sparkling Hop

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Japanese Name: キリン スパークリングホップ
Brewer: Kirin
Release: Nov. 28, 2012
Type: Liqueur (発泡性)
Alcohol: 5%
Purchase Price: ¥105 @Aeon

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Tasting Notes:
First released by Kirin in 2007 to great fanfare, Sparkling Hop was once again brewed for the masses for the 2012-13 winter season. Kirin Sparkling Hop features Japanese grown “frozen hops” for freshness and hops imported from New Zealand. It is a very nice third-tier brew, with nice fruity notes and a bitterness that envelopes the mouth with a little tartiness at the end. Overall, Sparkling Hop can be described as a decent everyday brew that won’t put you in the poor-house. You might be able to still find it on store shelves, but not for long.

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