A Selection of Japanese Beer from Meidi-Ya
Here's a selection of Japanese beer that I picked up at Meidi-Ya recently. The Suntory on the left was less malty and more hoppy than the draft version that I remembered having, although that was so long ago that maybe my impression has been skewed by such a memorable name as "The Premium Malt's."
The Premium Yebisu carried a much more pronounced tinge of alcohol. If it were just toned down a bit, I might have liked its otherwise rather hearty taste much more. The blue Winter's Tale Limited Edition was probably my favorite of the bunch. I couldn't really taste any seasonal aspect of it, but it was precisely its crisp and clean nature that I liked.
The little guy on the right is just your everyday Sapporo beer, but just in an amusingly small portion. I'm not really sure what practical use such a small can has, but I surely hope that it's not meant a size meant for children.