Showing posts with label Japan. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Japan. Show all posts

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Asahi Black

Asahi Black

Ratebeer 3.0 44th percentile
Beer Advocate B
Taste +2

It pours with a minimal, thin head. ICYWW that is not a traditional style of beer glass. It came with a fancy Italian frozen desert. The colour is true, dark like coffee but not murky. The taste is as you would expect. There is roasted malt sweetness mixed with burnt toast and just the fainted of hops. It was actually very thin tasting; similar to a burnt Guinness. Only not as sweet.

Aftertaste +2

The brew provided a long lasting roasted malt and astringent hops coating. It seemed to hang around for hours.

Alcohol Content 0 5%

Value 0

You could liken this to a watery stout. Asahi dark was nice but not spectacular.

Ingame Enhancement 0

I tried the Grid Defence demo today. I think there may be a 12 step program in my near future

Overall 4/10

If I were in Japan and could not get anything else, I would have one again.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Hitachino Nest XH

Hitachino Nest XH

This is the odd ball beer, a Belgian style ale aged in Sake casks.

Ratebeer 3.69 93 percentile
Beer Advocate B

Obvious lots of people loved this beer. Perhaps the emperor has a nice pair of Khakis.

Taste -2

Eww, the nose oozed lichen, musty and earth tones. The first sip was effervescent rice, wet nuts and tastes like listerine. It smelled like an old house.
Aftertaste 0

Thank goodness is faded fast and was clean.
Alcohol Content +1 7%

This was the only highlight of this beer.

Value -1

This beer was not tasty in the least; too musty and smokie.

Ingame Enhancement -1

I missed a few levels of L4D because I had to dump this beer out and brush my teeth.

Overall -3/10

You must be a fan of earthy and sake tastes to enjoy this beer. If you want something different, look for these owls. Whenever I see these little owls in the future I will reach for my autoshotty