Posts Tagged ‘asahi’

Asahi Ginger Draft is not ginger beer

February 16, 2009

I saw this Ginger Draft in the supermarket at the weekend, and bought it thinking that it might be something like ginger beer.

Asahi Ginger Draft

Rather disappointingly, it isn’t – it’s just another Happoshu. And more disappointingly, it doesn’t even taste of ginger.

I need to memorise the kanji for Happoshu (発泡酒) to make sure I don’t inadvertently buy it again.


Asahi “Munich-Type” black beer

January 27, 2009

Recently I’ve been trying to find a shop that sells this Asahi Stout bottled beer but it’s proving to be quite elusive.

While I was in my local supermarket I came across this “Munich-type” black beer, which is also by Asahi. It was right next to the Kirin Stout that I found last week so I’m surprised I hadn’t seen it before.

Asahi Munich-Type Black Beer

Taste-wise I’d say it’s pretty much the same as the Kirin, but with a slightly bitterer taste. I don’t think either of them are quite as good as a real Munich Dunkelbier, but I’ll probably buy them again.

Note: Wikipedia has a convenient list of Japanese beers to avoid. Who the hell came up with the idea of brewing beer with soy protein instead of malt? The mind boggles.