Sunday, January 13, 2008
Tasting: Orion Premium Draft Beer
One of our friends is from Okinawa and they brought a local beer for us on New Years. Orion is "the" local beer of Okinawa, and is imported (as opposed to being brewed in the US like Kirin).
Tasting: From a small 5oz glass typical of Asian Restaurants.
Appearance: 1/3 VERY light color.
Aroma: 1/3 Very light malt, no discernible hops.
Flavor: 1/3 I don't know whether this should be classified as a light beer, but it tasted very light.
Mouthfeel: 2/3 Smooth, light mouthfeel
Aftertaste: 2/3 Light fiz, then a light malt finish that lingers.
Overall: 1.5/3 Better than the big 3 US lagers, but not great. I would not be surprised to find there are high concentrations of rice or corn extract.