Posts Tagged ‘Kirin’

Kirin Diabolo Ginger

August 6, 2009

Kirin Diabolo Ginger

I’ve been looking (on and off) for Ginger Beer since last December, after I was introduced to the Dark and Stormy during my visit home at Christmas. By chance I found this one in the small supermarket near my train station.

For a drink with a name like “Diabolo” it’s surprisingly mild – I’ve had own-brand Ginger Beers with more bite from UK supermarkets – but still, it’s way better than the Canada Dry Ginger Ale that you find everywhere here.

(Note: I haven’t tried to make Dark & Stormy with Canada Dry – just whiskey & ginger).

As an added bonus, it contains grapefruit (didn’t see that on the label until I got it home) which I suppose I can accept as a passable alternative to lime juice if it means I don’t have to get annoyed trying to find it in a shop.

Kirin “Koku no Jikan”

August 5, 2009

Kirin Koku no Jikan

I thought I’d try this beer after reading about it on Tokyo5.

It’s quite a nice beer. Good flavour, not too dry, not too bitter. The only thing that puts me off is the name. They translate “コクの時間” as “Golden Moment”, but my brain somehow takes the more direct literal approach and turns it into “Cock Time”.

“Hey guys, wanna come round to my place tonight for some cock time?”