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Notes on beers in the style

Japanese Rice Lager
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633 mL brown tall tapered bottle, pale orange/yellow urine color with zero lacing and only a tiny film of head left on top of the beer. Not much carbonation completes the lacklustre and weak appearance. Aroma and taste are all sweet, adjunct corn based. The taste is amazingly sweet, with not much of the crisp dry lager that I was expecting. In fact it's syrupy sweet all the way through. No character, no body, no point! Average mouthfeel, this simply tastes like a sweet North American macro...

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Asahi Super Dry

Not my favorite style by any means, but a little better than I was expecting. It poured a very respectable gold color, much nicer and more appetizing than I was anticipating. Taste was slightly malty with no trace of hops, but about standard for the genre. What I liked about it was the smoothness. It really went down well, but with nothing else to recommend it, that's about all I can say. This brew drank well and looked better than average, but it still has the feel of a wishy-washy American...

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Sapporo Original Draft Beer

There's no doubt about the fact that this is an average beer on most levels. Certainly in terms of appearance (very pale) and taste (extremely mild) there are thousands of better alternatives, but this brew has amazing thirst quenching qualities. It really is very, very drinkable. In fact the drinkablity is absolutely exceptional. This stuff looks like a pale macro produced US based lager, but drinks 100 times better. It's smoother and less offensive to the taste. Chilled to the correct degree...