First I have to say thanks to Joshua for the lovely Christmas present, thanks again Josh.
I have had a few beers from Japan, in fact Josh also brought me some back last year, so I will include them as well. I will start with the new ones though.
K’s Brewing, The Brewmaster Fukuoka Blonde Dry
5.0% gold colour wit ha nice head, sweet fruit and yeast aroma, bitter sweet Belgian blonde taste, best Japanese beer I have had to date.
From their web site, The Brewmaster started as a handcraft microbrewery in Fukuoka, Kyushu Island in 2002. Only a small brewery like us can create handcrafted, tasty and joyful beer-ale.
K’s Brewing, The Brewmaster Healing Time
5.0% black with a quickly dissipating head, bitter fruit aroma, fizzy bitter tart taste with a coffee after-taste.
K’s Brewing, The Brewmaster Amaou Noble Sweet
4.0% hazy pink colour with a nice head, bitter strawberry aroma, some strawberry in the sweet but tart taste. I let Dot drink this one.
Kirin, Classic Kirin Beer
4.5% gold colour with a very thin head, slightly sweet malt aroma, slightly sweet lager taste.
I may as well carry on with the rest of the Japanese beers I have tried.
5.0% pale yellow colour with no head, sweet malt aroma, slightly sweet with a slight caramel taste. Although I have had the Japanese version, this one was brewed in England by Wells & Youngs.
Sapporo, Imported Premium Beer, aka, Draft Beer / Premium Beer
5.0% pale yellow colour with no head, sweet malt aroma, slightly sweet with a slight orange taste. As with the last one, this was not brewed in Japan but in Canada although again I have had the original.
Asahi, Super Dry
5.0%, pale yellow no head, not much aroma (what smell it did have reminded me of pub toilets), tastes like slightly sweet over carbonated mineral water but dry. I have read reports that state it is refreshing, well so is water and that costs less.
Asahi, Black (Kuronama)
5.0% dark brown colour with a thin head, roast malt aroma, roasted smoky malt taste, it was a lot better than their Super Dry.