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Takara Tomy A.R.T.S’ new “Beer Hour” is perfect for those who are tired of drinking their beer in a can, but still do so only because it’s the cheapest option. With “Beer Hour,” all you need to do is attach it to the top of your can, push the foam lever and pour it into a glass. The result comes close to what you’ll have in a German or Irish pub. Price: 1,995 yen.

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This is just another gimmick to try to get people to spend their hard working money on unnecessary things like this.

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Not for me. I don't like foam on my beer, Foam = less beer in the Glass. :p

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Yeah, who the hell wants foam on their beer? That always pisses me off in Japan.

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Agree with alladin, Zenny & thepro. Whenever I order a mug of beer in a restaurant (which isn't often ) I say "Awa nashi."

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if poured right a bit of head on a draft tastes MUCH better than one poured to minimze! But like the rest I want the max beer in my mug when throwing down my yen in an izakaya!

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GW.

Sort of agree. But than the glasses back home have a line that denotes the minimum amount of Beer that needs to go into it. Ditto for cool-drinks.

None of this add foam or ice to make up the volume.

OTOH, it looks like a fun-gimmick to amuse the guys that come over to watch a game, etc.

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Forgot when I pour a beer there is NO foam.

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Sure, there is less beer in the glass when you buy it in the pub. But getting the right amount of foam and getting it to stick in the glass is a real art. It takes about 10 minutes to do it correctly.The picture seems to be a bit misleading of this new gadget since you can't really see the consistancy of the foam, it looks way too watery to me. I love my foam on the beer, on my cappuccino and in the bathtub.

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Foam on Cappuccino and bath-tub is fine.

Article don't say but I would assume the gadget uses some form of cartridge.

Said that a good head(of foam) can be tasty.

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@foxie-10 minutes to do it correctly??? im on my third beer in that time.

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Prefer the bottom-pouring beer tap, haha.

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One of the first things I learnt to say here, 'Few bubbles'.

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A lot of the izakayas I go to don't pour so much foam but man, some really do. A little bit tastes better than none at all for some reason but too much is a big taste turn off.

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Beer is healthy for the woels and skin.

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If you're slamming beers, a head just gets in the way. But if you're drinking beer to enjoy its flavor, a little bit of a head (no more than an inch, really) is a must. The head is what releases the aroma.

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There are so many things I miss about Japan but being served (and charged for) a half glass of froth every time I ordered a beer isn't one of them. Best thing the breweries ever did in in the UK was placing the tide mark on our pint glasses - sorry, 568ml glasses.

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love my foam ... in the bathtub.

too much info here. You'll have folks foaming at the mouth.

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Don't think I have ever had a bad beer

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The result comes close to what you’ll have in a German or Irish pub.

What about proper pubs= British pubs?

Do they make a "glassing" device too? Because there's nothing like a few shards of glass in the face to make the British pub experience more realistic.

Yeah, who the hell wants foam on their beer? That always pisses me off in Japan.

I think we all know that Japanese culture gives more importance to the look of something, rather than the taste/worth.

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The best head is NO head!

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At least HUB does it right. But there are other places that supposedly "specialize" in beer but only give you a third glass of it, the other two-thirds being foam. I think maybe the worst culprit there is Kirin City. At cheaper izakaya I've come to just think of the foam as a trade-off for paying half price for the beer.

This is exactly why whenever I go out, I pound two from the convenience store and then have one at the bar.

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The best head is NO head!

That can be taken in a variety of ways, but I agree don't like much foam on my beer.

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@Zenny11

I'm so there with you on that.

The best head is NO head!

That can be taken in a variety of ways, but I agree don't like much foam on my beer.

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As had been said, "Awa nashi" is the best way to go.

Why exactly do J-folks like lots of foam anyways?

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