麦搾り

18 Sep

Last Tuesday, Asahi Beer released a new beer (actually a 発泡酒 (Happoushu*)) called 「麦絞り」 (which translates to something like “Extract Of Wheat”).

* (発泡酒 (Happoushu) is similar to Malt Liquor. It looks like beer and tastes nearly identical to lager beer. Some people don’t like them…but, just as with regular beer, some taste better than others.
I think most of them taste exactly like beer.
The best thing about 発泡酒 (Happoushu) is that in Japan there is a high beer tax…but since 発泡酒 (Happoushu) isn’t technically a beer, there is no beer tax on them. So a 500ml can of 発泡酒 (Happoushu) is often cheaper than a 350ml can of beer!)

mugishibori

It says on the can 「アルコール分ちょっと高め」…which means “The alcohol is a little bit higher”.
And it’s listed as “between 5.5 – 6.5% alcohol”.

So, I bought this beer and drank it with dinner last night.
It was good. I recommend it.

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2 Responses to “麦搾り”

  1. カエル September 18, 2009 at 2:00 am #

    Hmm, I’ve had a few of those. Didn’t realize the small alcohol content. Now I have new inspiration to work on my kanji reading skills!

    I did manage to get real Asahi beer with 0% tax and 0% everything! Check it out here: http://www.fukuokadreaming.com/?p=242

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    • tokyo5 September 18, 2009 at 3:05 am #

      You’ve tried this beer already too?

      >Didn’t realize the small alcohol content.

      It’s not low.
      Most beers of the world have 4 -5% alcohol…and Japanese beer is usually 5 – 5.5%.
      This one is 5.5 – 6.5% (a little bit higher…just as it says).

      If you want more alcohol, Kirin Beer‘s “Strong Seven” has 7% alcohol.
      (Check my post here: https://tokyo5.wordpress.com/2009/04/10/i-love-beer/ )

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