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Old 06-27-2016, 05:52 AM
 
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Yes I have had some bad western made alcohol, but without exception every Asian beer/liquor I have ever tried has tasted horrible, even smelled bad. Some may like it, but I am not the only one, a friend told me he hates every Asian beer/liquor he has tried as well. What is it do you think makes it universally so bad for me?
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Old 06-27-2016, 07:54 PM
 
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They can be made from very different ingredients--like rice beer. I've heard that some Asian beer uses local native varieties of hops, so that could give a different flavour from your favourite U.S. or Euro beer. Depends upon the brand, I guess you'd have to look up what exactly the beer was made from.
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Old 08-10-2016, 09:12 AM
 
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i love sake or shochu especially with orange juice and it can be quite cheap as well
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Old 08-10-2016, 01:43 PM
 
Location: St Thomas, USVI - Seattle, WA - Gulf Coast, TX
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Not a whisky fan, I take it? Japan is putting out some AMAZING whisky these days.

As far as the beers go, I haven't noticed anything particularly offensive about the standard, light lagers that are well-known, common-in-the-states, Asian beers (like Tsingtao or Singha). They're just not very flavorful (kind of watery?) compared to others.

I think we'd have to know exactly what liquors and beers you're referring to, in order to offer any real insight.
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Old 08-11-2016, 06:31 AM
 
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I agree with IslandCityGirl. Japan is probably one of the few Asian countries producing good alcohol now. I've had the chance to tour Asia (and am currently in the Philippines now) and I got to say, they're trying a lot of "different" things here. They have this drink called "Lambanog" which is made from like coconut or something. They're selling it here by the gallon!
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Old 08-11-2016, 10:48 AM
 
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San Miguel Beer from the Philippines is not much different from Budweiser, Coors, Corona or Heineken


don't know about other beers from Asia but the original brewer of San Miguel was imported from Germany and they still does
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Old 08-11-2016, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Eastern Tennessee
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I really like most Chinese and Japanese beers I have tried. Sapporo is probably my favorite but Tsing Tsao is pretty good too.
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Old 08-14-2016, 05:25 PM
 
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Kingfisher is pretty much your average lager.

Second on the Japanese whiskey.
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Old 08-24-2016, 01:11 AM
 
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Tsing Tao is not bad, and Sapporo is good as well. If your really into rice based liquor (Which I'm not) try BaiJiu liquor from China. A higher end brand is called MaoTai, and its a super popular drink here in China, esp on holidays and business dinners. Its a very unique taste which I can't adjust to liking at all, no matter how many times I'm pressured into shooting it at business meals.
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Old 08-24-2016, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Type 0.7 Kardashev
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Tsing Tao is not bad, and Sapporo is good as well. If your really into rice based liquor (Which I'm not) try BaiJiu liquor from China. A higher end brand is called MaoTai, and its a super popular drink here in China, esp on holidays and business dinners. Its a very unique taste which I can't adjust to liking at all, no matter how many times I'm pressured into shooting it at business meals.
I wouldn't say they're good, but they're no crappier than most of what passes for beer in the United States.

But then, here in North America we mostly have access to the most popular Asian beers... which are undoubtedly made to the same watered-down, minimal-taste standards as the most popular beers here. I mean, I drink some great beers from local breweries, but at least one isn't even distributed beyond the borders of my state (Minnesota). For all I know, by the same token there may be some great beers brewed on a small scale in Japan or China... but how would I ever know about them, except to travel over there?

So while I've never had an impressive Asian beer, I'm not ready to say there aren't any - I just may not have had access to them.
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