Wednesday, 25 July 2007

Review: Yebisu The Hop

Yebisu The Hop from Sapporo Breweries Ltd.
Rating: B

When I happened to come across a beer with a name like this in a Hong Kong grocery store, of course I had to get it.

Appearance was typical of the style, pale straw/gold, but with a nice head and decent lacing. Aroma was, true to packaging, nice: strong floral and spicy noble hop aromas. Granted my expectations were very low, but I was surprised by this one. Flavor was less impressive, but still decent and by no means objectionable in any way. Mouthfeel light-medium, good carbonation. Drinkability above average.

Definitely the best macro-brewed Asian beer I have ever had.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 07-25-2007 05:25:19

1 comment:

Chuwy said...

Glad you liked it.
Yes, I often knock Japanese macro beers but in comparison to someother coutnires (China, south Korea, NORTH Korea!, etc), it's not so bad.
Kirin have brought out about 5 varieties of their Yebisu now and have started opening Yebisu bars in Tokyo.
Some of the brews are actually quite nice, although I don't know if I'll ever bother to try the 'creamy top', their answer to losing the rights to sell Guinness over here, in Japan.
Nice blog.