Kirin Nodogoshi All Light


Japanese Name: キリン のどごし オールライト
Brewer: Kirin
Release: Jan. 27, 2015
Type: Happousei (発泡性)
Alcohol: 2.5~3.5%
Purchase Price: ¥105 @Aeon


Tasting Notes:
For those of you in Japan who have been hitting the bottle a little too hard and your body has paid the price, Kirin may have just brewed up the solution. Nodogoshi All Free features reduced calories, zero purine bodies, and zero carbs. It also possesses an ingredient list that includes red wine extract, soy proteins, and other delicious goodness.

Pours out a nice golden color in the glass, yet gives off an unappealing sweet aroma standard to these “diet” style beers. The first gulp reminds me of the many non-alcoholic beers on the market. Its got a full bodied somewhat malty flavor with a bit of sweetness up front. Everything normalizes mid-palate showing off some malt and a little bitterness. On the back end, there are hints of apple and grape-like fruitiness, and interestingly… tootsie roll?!?

Quite frankly, Nodogoshi All Light is not something the average person should be drinking. However, for those people who have dietary restrictions it is a worthwhile option. In comparison to some of the similar brews on the market, All Light is one of the more drinkable ones.

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