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good japanese beer

Postby epstein » Tue Apr 01, 2008 12:48 am

other than sapparo and asahi , what else is there

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Postby HypnoSurf22 » Tue Apr 01, 2008 2:05 am

also there's Yebisu & Suntory makes good beer too.

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Postby sparky » Tue Apr 01, 2008 2:24 am


I used to enjoy Kirin, Sapparo and Asahi beer here in L.A. at a premium price.
Then, a few years ago the taste changed for the worse.
These beers are now made in the USA or Canada under license.
They still charge a premium price as if they were still imported from Japan.
What a rip off.!


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Postby hiroshi » Tue Apr 01, 2008 3:06 am

Totally agree with Sparky. Here in Canada, Sapporo is brewed under license but, in restaurants, you pay through the nose for a large can. :scratch:

In Japan, I particularly enjoyed Yebisu as well as the seasonal specialty beers each brewery makes that you find in the grocery stores.

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Postby krim » Tue Apr 01, 2008 3:32 am

Orion is my choice.

You can sometimes find a variety of Kirin brewed in Japan still, around LA at least.

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Postby canmield » Tue Apr 01, 2008 4:04 am

I've not found beer coming out of Japan for a while. They label it imported since it's coming out of Canada, but it's definitely not the same. The best beers (and sake for that matter), like the best electronics, never leave Japan unless you carry them out in your luggage.

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Postby HypnoSurf22 » Tue Apr 01, 2008 4:31 am

you can find the the premium or seasonal beers from Japan at mitsuwa marketplace. they always have a good selection. if you're lucky enough to live near one.

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Postby joykimlee » Thu Apr 17, 2008 8:42 pm

Asahi even make beer that taste like Choya ... oishii!

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Postby tsumabukis » Fri Apr 18, 2008 11:35 pm

Hai! Kanpai!
Have to go with Orion.
Best as a fresh draft, though.

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Postby hikkichan » Sat Apr 19, 2008 12:13 pm

[quote="krim"]Orion is my choice.

Word! Orion is pimp.

Of course, when I was back in the states, I really wouldn't grab Japanese brand beer as it was just brewed somewhere in the states.

But... I love this one beer brewery not to far from my place... they have a great restaurant as well.

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Postby Woosie woo » Mon Apr 21, 2008 10:34 am

i don't drink beer.........i prefer SIZZURP because it's the best.... :thumleft: :thumright:

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Postby noobee » Sun Aug 24, 2008 2:29 pm

kirin! premium malts
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Postby hellokuromi » Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:05 am

Kirin Ichiban is my favorite of all the Japanese Beers Asahi would be the least.

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Postby pn0yb0i » Wed Aug 27, 2008 6:56 pm

Though I’m only 19, my parents let me drink (wihin the household)。I am not a heavy drinker - very casual and only drink to a peak, not until im drunk. I like Kirin and Suntory brands, as those are the only ones I’ve been drinking, I tend to stay away from domestic beer, unless thats all that is available.

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Postby kenu » Fri Aug 29, 2008 10:36 pm

The ones brewed in Japan are the best tasting. Unfortunately locally (outside Japan) brewed beer is not the same taste nor quality.

Kirin Ichiban I believe is still brewed in Japan. That was nice.

The most memorable beer was a Suntory I had in a Shinjuku Izakaya. That was exceptional.

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Postby wilster » Sat Aug 30, 2008 10:49 pm

kenu wrote:The ones brewed in Japan are the best tasting. Unfortunately locally (outside Japan) brewed beer is not the same taste nor quality.

This is so true. If anybody is lucky enough to visit Tokyo I can recommend Bakusyu Club Popeye near the Ryogoku JR station. It has about 30-40 Japanese beers on tap of every imagable type, the Yona Yona beers where espically good. The two times I went there I was made to feel very welcome despite speaking no Japanese.

I also visited the Yebisu Beer Museum in Ebisu, it isn't very big, but the Magical Theatre Show involving the King of Beer and the Beer Fairy has to be seen to be believed.

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