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Anyone unfamiliar to the Japanese beer scene may be surprised that the selection of beers in Japan are filled with happoushu which are beverages that taste like beer. Due to having a malt content lower than 67%, they are not classified as a beer and are thus cheaper. There are still great happoushu out there, but Asahi Super Dry is a popular “real” beer.
Your typical light and crisp Japanese lager, do distinctive hopped flavors, bready notes.
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According to the brewer’s website the lighthouse depicted on the label represents Oakville’s first lighthouse, who’s keeper was also the first tavern owner in that area. Not interested in lighthouses? Go watch The Lighthouse starring William Dafoe and Robert Pattinson, it’s pretty good.
Floral hops may taste a little weird and bitter to some expecting a regular lager, refreshing and crisp as well.
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A Spanish beer brewed all the way back in 1876, adapted to the Mediterranean climate. There beers are focused on the use of natural ingredients which includes barley malt, rice, and hops, without any additives or preservatives.
Faint hoppy aroma, easy to drink, nice and simple with nothing too special
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The light flavor of this beer comes from its 95 calories and 2.6 grams of carbs. For reference Budweiser has 145 calories and 10.6 grams of carbs. It’s advertised as a healthy beer towards any consumers who are wary about their diet. Buy this as a healthier option, but should you really be drinking in the first place?
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There unfiltered brewing process allows the beer to retain more flavors and aromas, so don’t be alarmed if you see any odd hazes or sediments. Although considered a microbrewery, there popularity due to their flavorful beers have seen expanding operations.
A flavorful earthy lager with a clean refreshing finish.
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If you know your East Asian history you would know that European imperialism was the factor that led to German forces taking Jiazhou Bay now known as Qingdao. The German influence on brewing is a good explanation for the beer’s solid quality in a country not really know for beers.
Light bodied, overall light taste, slight biscuit or bread flavor, easy to drink.