Ok, this is my top 5 Japanese happoshus. Happoshu in Japan is a low-malt beer, kind of like a fake beer to get round the Japanese tax laws that increase as the amount of malt in a “beer” increase.
To find out more about this quirk in Japanese alcohol taxes have a look at my previous posts : What is Happoshu? and Daisan to Face a Tax Hike?.
As you’ll see I’m not actually a big fan of Happoshu’s. The phrase “not bad” and “nothing special” crop up a lot in the reviews. Still, they’re cheap, so good for people on a budget I guess.
Out of the many Happoshus I’ve tried, here is my Top 5:
Full Review: Bergen Brau
Full Review : Shiro Kirin (White Kirin)
Well I wouldn’t go that far, but it’s not bad.
Full Review: Hokkaido Namashibori
I really don’t like to eat Goya, but it makes a surprising good happoshu.
Full Review: Goya Dry
and at No. 1…
Full Review: Magnum Dry Golden Dry
So these are my top 5 Japanese happoshus (so far).
They seem to bring new ones out every couple of months, so I’ll keep on trying them, see if they get any better.