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Robot Ninja Lager: Like Leaky Oil And Throwing Stars

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This is Robot Ninja Lager. It has absolutely nothing to do with robots or ninjas except the name and its alleged Japanese influence. Don't get me wrong, I'd still drink it, but only if the bar was out of Mickey's wide-mouth bottles. "Please, GW -- tell me you don't actually drink that shit." I don't actually drink that shit. "But do you really?" MAKE UP YOUR MIND.

Robot Ninja Sorachi Lager is inspired by the creative, colourful and sometimes crazy culture of Urban Tokyo. The taste however, is in a world of it's own. The light, yet full-flavoured rice lager is delicately brewed and bottle fermented with a precisely calculated blend of high quality malt and an exotic, Japanese Sorachi Ace hop. This all combines to create a fruity aroma and a surprisingly sweet finish that has been known to remind some of toffee or even bubble gum. Very much like Tokyo Night life, it's the kind of thing that has to be experienced to be believed.

Bubble gum? That's a flavor that has zero place in a beer. Sames goes for flies and cigarette butts. Now raise your hand if you've ever unknowingly drank a beer somebody put a cigarette out in. Now keep your hand raised if you've knowingly drank a beer somebody put a cigarette out in because the party just ran out of booze and you were that desperate. *looks up at own hand* Jesus, where'd all these bruises come from?

Photo via TNPRO.

Thanks to Armani and khz, who are both beer pros and made fun of me for drinking a Boone's Farm. Whatever, I like the taste.

There are Comments.
  • Grindzombie

    Sorachi Ace... as exotic as my local homebrew shop! srsly though I'd drink it. And not just because I'll drink anything that someone tells me will help me get my buzz on.

  • Kanger

    "Bubble gum? That's a flavor that has zero place in a beer."

    Actually bubblegum is a prominent flavor in a lot of hefeweizens, along with banana and cloves.

  • Grindzombie

    ...and, along with banana flavors, is usually more attributed to esters produced by the yeast than hops.

  • Frédéric Purenne

    Hello Kitty beer, now this... Japan is really trying to pierce in the beer market, aren't they?

  • chris

    IKR!! Wasn't the amazing Sopporo brand enough?

  • Frédéric Purenne

    Have you tested any Japanese beer other than Sapporo? I have... it's nothing to celebrate, believe me!

  • Kanger

    You are absolutely wrong. Considering Japanese is the forth largest consumer of beer in the world, they take their beer very seriously. Yes Kirin, Sapporo, and Asahi are big brew crap swill, but the Japanese craft beer is exploding right now.

    Try some of these fine breweries: Ryujin Shuzo, Echigo, Coedo, Swan Lake, Shigakogen, Harvest Moon, Shiroyama, Owa, Ryujin Shozu, Ise Kadoya, Kiuchi, Toshi, Minoh, Nippon Brewing, Orion.

    Then read this book: http://japanbeertimes.com/craf...

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