A few days ago I wandered into a Lawson convenience store here in Kobe and was shocked to see Goya Beer on the shelve. Goya or "bitter melon" in English, is an extremely bitter vegetable that I am not particularly fond of, is used to give the beer a bitter edge.
I chose not to buy the beer. if you dislike goya as much as I do, you probably would have as well.
Since I didn't buy a can, I can't tell you how it tastes. I do however have a coworker who fancies himself a "beer afficiando" and he said it "Tastes like barf!"
If you are wondering, Goya Dry is made by Helios Distillery Co. in Okinawa, Japan.
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