Monthly Archives: March 2013

Suntory Rolling Hop

Japanese Name: サントリ ローリングホップ Brewer: Suntory Release: Jun. 19, 2012 Type: Liqueur (発泡性) Alcohol: 4% Purchase Price: ¥110 @Yamaya Tasting Notes: Rolling Hop from Suntory is a co-branded product with rock group The Rolling Stones. It is just one of the … Continue reading

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Tamamura Honten Indian Summer Saison

Japanese Name: 玉村本店 インディアン・サマー セゾン Brewer: Tamamura Honten Type: Japanese Beer (Microbrew) Alcohol: 7% Purchase Price: Gift Tasting Notes: Wow! A first on Beers of Japan, a Japanese microbrew. While not an expert, I’ve definitely had my share of microbrews, … Continue reading

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Clear Asahi Prime Rich

Japanese Name: クリアアサヒ プライムリッチ Brewer: Asahi Release: Mar. 13, 2013 Type: Liqueur (発泡性) Alcohol: 6% Purchase Price: ¥105 @Aeon Tasting Notes: Prime Rich is the offspring of Asahi’s Clear Asahi new genre line, recently released a couple weeks ago. Where … Continue reading

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Put on your bitterface, Suntory The Royal Bitter is back

Back for your bitter enjoyment, Suntory The Royal Bitter serves up some very nice bitterness in a can. Those who think the likes of the usual offering from the major brewers are for wusses, The Royal Bitter delivers as advertised. … Continue reading

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Suntory MD Golden Dry [Discontinued]

Japanese Name: サントリ MDゴールデンドライ Brewer: Suntory Release: Feb. 6, 2007 Type: Happoushu Alcohol: 6% Purchase Price: ¥128 @Yamaya Tasting Notes: Suntory’s MD Golden Dry was the last happoushu brew in the Magnum Dry lineage. Originally produced as Super Hops Magnum Dry … Continue reading

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Seven Premium 100% Malt

Japanese Name: セブンプレミアム 100%MALT Brewer: Sapporo Release: Nov. 27, 2012 Type: Japanese Beer Alcohol: 5% Purchase Price: ¥198 @7-eleven Tasting Notes: Seven Premium 100% Malt is a joint venture between 7&i Holdings and Sapporo, for distribution in 7&i Holdings various … Continue reading

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Kirin Ichiban Shibori Stout

Japanese Name: キリン 一番搾り スタウト Brewer: Kirin Release: Feb. 6, 2013 Type: Japanese Beer Alcohol: 5% Purchase Price: ¥216 @7-eleven Tasting Notes: Originally released in 2007, Kirin Ichiban Shibori Stout comes to market this time of the year. It’s one of … Continue reading

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