TOPVALU Select Kouchi Prefecture Yuzu Chuuhai / 高知県産ゆずチューハイ

Alcohol: 4% (14 ml)
Quantity: 350 ml
Sugar:  27.7 g
Calories: 194 kcal
Price: MSRP 128 yen (98 yen at AEON)
Official Site: http://www.topvalu.net/items/detail.php?id=3870&sid=1

For an off-brand drink, this is surprisingly good – though perhaps I shouldn’t be surprised because TOPVALU’s Lager Beer is better than most of the happoushu (fake beer/second class beers) out there. There’s a medium body here and the sweet/bitter flavor of the yuzu meshes well with the moderate/high amount of sugar. Nobody really experiments with yuzu as a regular flavor – TOPVALU’s is the first regular flavor I’ve seen aside from Kirin’s Yuzu Hyouketsu, but I’d love to see what Suntory would do with a Zero Yuzu.

 

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