This is kind of funny...as I have had many beers in Tokyo, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Munich, and London, that tasted like beer. And not one of these beers would be considered by the folks here as a "craft beer". They were all from mainstream breweries.
Just to name a couple...Yebisu, Hoffbrau, Spaten, Heineken, Grolsch, Kirin. Had them all in their home country. And they not only tasted like beer, they were excellent! Some of the absolute best lagers I have had were in Japan, on draft.
Many in the industry (here in the US) are simply trying too hard.