Certainly the best asian beer country. Apart from the worldwide known, average Asahi and Kirin (which are in the top ten of the largest breweries in the world), Japan seems to hide interesting treasures, like the products from Kiuchi Hitachino and Baird.
Beer is quite popular in Japan and they have even invented a new sub-style: dry beer. I suspect that the beers labeled stout are not really stouts but more likely schwarzbier, heir to the german original influence.
Breweries: 650 to 900 / Beers: 2000 to 4000

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Total: 49 beers Weighted average: 12.99

country rating:

my favourite breweries (min. 3 beers)

  1. KIUCHI 13.76
  2. BAIRD 13.45
  3. YO-HO 12.93

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BREWERY & BEER NAME
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ABASHIRI OKHOTSK BLUE RYUHYO DRAFT 5 Spice/Herb/Vegetable 6.4 link    
ASAHI SUPER DRY 5 Pale Lager 11 link  
BAIRD ANGRY BOY BROWN ALE 6.2 Brown Ale 14 link    
BAIRD BUREIKO JIKAN GOLDEN ALE 8.5 Belgian Strong Ale 15.2 link    
BAIRD CBC CELEBRATION ALE 5.5 Imperial/Double IPA 14.8 link   retired
BAIRD DARK SKY 9 Imperial Stout 15.6 link    
BAIRD FOUR SISTERS SPRING BOCK 7 Heller Bock/Maibock 16 link    
BAIRD FRUITFUL LIFE CITRUS IPA 7.5 Fruit Beer 16.4 link    
BAIRD KUROFUNE PORTER 6 Porter 13.2 link    
BAIRD MIKKELLER FRUITFUL LIFE COLLABORATION ALE 6.8 Fruit Beer 13.6 link   retired
BAIRD NUMAZU LAGER 5.5 Amber Lager/Vienna 12.8 link    
BAIRD RED ROSE AMBER ALE 6 California Common 15.2 link    
BAIRD RISING SUN PALE ALE 5.1 American Pale Ale 12.4 link    
BAIRD SECOND STRIKE APPLE ALE 6.7 Fruit Beer 10 link    
BAIRD SHIMAGUNI STOUT 4.5 Stout/Dry Stout 14 link    
BAIRD SHUZENJI HERITAGE HELLES 5 Dortmunder/Helles/Premium Lager 15.6 link    
BAIRD SINGLE TAKE SESSION ALE 4.7 Mild Ale 12.8 link    
BAIRD SURUGA BAY 8.5 Imperial/Double IPA 15.6 link    
BAIRD TEIKOKU IPA 6 India Pale Ale 13.6 link    
BAIRD WABI SABI JAPAN PALE ALE 6 Spice/Herb/Vegetable 13.2 link    
BAIRD WHEAT KING WIT 5 Belgian Witbier 8.8 link    
BAIRD the CARPENTER'S MIKAN ALE 7 Fruit Beer 13.6 link    
GINGA KOGEN STOUT 5.5 Brown Ale 13.6 link    
HAKUSEKIKAN CRYSTAL ALE 12 Belgian Strong Ale 12.8 link   retired
HYOUKO YASHIKI NO MORI SWAN LAKE AMBER SWAN ALE Amber Ale 14.8 link    
ISE KADOYA BROWN ALE 5 Brown Ale 16.8 link    
ISE KADOYA SINTO PALE ALE 5 American Pale Ale 15.6 link    
KIRIN DRAFT 5.5 Pale Lager 11 link   retired
KIRIN ICHIBAN 5.5/5.0 Pale Lager 11 link    
KIRIN PREMIUM LAGER 5 Pale Lager 9.6 link    
KIUCHI HITACHINO NEST ANCIENT NIPPONIA 8 Specialty Grain 14.4 link    
KIUCHI HITACHINO NEST COMMEMORATIVE ALE 2014 Spice/Herb/Vegetable 15.6 link    
KIUCHI HITACHINO NEST ESPRESSO STOUT 7.5 Stout/Dry Stout 15.6 link    
KIUCHI HITACHINO NEST JAPANESE CLASSIC ALE 7.5 India Pale Ale 14 link    
KIUCHI HITACHINO NEST REAL GINGER ALE 8 Spice/Herb/Vegetable 13.6 link    
KIUCHI HITACHINO NEST RED RICE 7 Traditional Ale 15.6 link    
KIUCHI HITACHINO NEST WHITE ALE 5.5 Belgian Witbier 15.2 link    
KIUCHI HITACHINO NEST XH 8 Belgian Strong Ale 14.4 link    
MINOH BEER BELGIUM LAMBIC 8.5 Flemish Sour 12.4 link   retired
NIKKO NIKKO BEER (AMBER) 5 Amber Ale 11.6 link   retired
SAPPORO IMPORTED BLACK STOUT DRAFT 4.3 Schwarzbier 14 link   retired
SAPPORO SILVER PREMIUM LAGER 4.5/4.7 Pale Lager 6.4 link    
SAPPORO YEBISU PREMIUM 5 Dortmunder/Helles/Premium Lager 9.2 link  
TAMAMURA-HONTEN HOUSE IPA 8.2 Imperial/Double IPA 15.2 link    
YO-HO AOONI 7 India Pale Ale 16 link    
YO-HO SORRY SESSION YUZU ALE 4 Fruit Beer 13.2 link    
YO-HO SUIYOUBI NO NEKO 4.5 Belgian Witbier 11.2 link    
YO-HO TOKYO BLACK 5 Porter 16 link    
YO-HO YONA YONA ALE 5.5 American Pale Ale 14 link    

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