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Sangaria Ramu Bottle

Ramune has a dis­tinct­ive Codd-neck bottle design so it’s always nov­el to see it being sold in nor­mal screw cap bottles. And this here is Sangaria Ramu Bottle whose pack­aging makes no mis­take that it’s the same tra­di­tion­al ramune in a dif­fer­ent con­tain­er.

The soft drink is a trans­par­ent and clear with the sig­na­ture ramune lem­on nose and light to mod­er­ate car­bon­a­tion. Served chilled, it tastes like a lightly car­bon­ated ramune with a pleas­ant sweet­ness in the head of each sip before the dis­tinct ramune lem­on fla­vour devel­ops in the body, leav­ing a sweet cit­rus after­taste. It lacks — and I miss — the intense car­bon­a­tion of Codd-neck bottled ramune that sends my tongue tingling from the start to the end of each sip and refresh­ingly cleanses the pal­ate between sips. Without it, it’s a rather ped­es­tri­an Japanese-style lem­on­ade some­what remin­is­cent of Mitsuya Cider, which is tasty but not what I’m after.

This bottle of Sangaria Ramu Bottle con­tained 500 ml. It was bottled in Japan and pur­chased in Sydney, Australia in 2017.