When one beer is not enough


The title of this article begs the question “Is there times when one beer is enough”, but for now please make do with goo Ranking’s look at moments when people feel one beer is just not enough.


Between the 2nd and 5th of May 2013 1,088 members of the goo Research online monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 50.2% of the sample were male, 23.3% in their teens, 24.4% in their twenties, 25.5% in their thirties, and 26.8% in their forties; there was no-one older than 49 in this sample. Note that the score in the results refers to the relative number of votes for each option, not a percentage of the total sample.

I suppose for foreigners new to Japan, finding this nearby would be a moment when one was not enough?


I can most certainly identify with number 12, be it the free beer on an airplane or a few cans from the convenience store before getting on the train!

Ranking result

Q: What moments do you feel that one beer is just not enough? (Sample size=1,088)

Rank Score
1When having a beer after bathtime but I’ve still not cooled down100
2Friday night after a solid week of work83.6
3When having a barbeque80.4
4A drink at night after completing a major task at work71.7
5Having a beer and a gossip with old friends I haven’t seen for a long time60.5
6When having a good time at a beer hall, beer garden59.1
7After a sweaty sporting session50.3
8Drinking at lunchtime on a day off49.0
9When drinking at a hotel, restaurant on holiday44.4
10At a festival35.7
11At cherry blossom viewing34.6
12On the bullet train, plane back from a business trip30.8
13=When drinking on the beach, by the pool29.4
13=Finishing work early on a weekday and starting early in the pub29.4
15While listening to music at an open-air concert venue26.9
Read more on: ,

Leave a Comment