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Asahi Draft (Jukusen) - Asahi Breweries Ltd

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Asahi Draft (Jukusen)Asahi Draft (Jukusen)

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BA SCORE
69
poor

80 Ratings
THE BROS
74
okay

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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 2.88
pDev: 19.79%
Wants: 4
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Asahi Breweries Ltd visit their website
Japan

Style | ABV
Japanese Rice Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 11-20-2001

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Ratings: 80 | Reviews: 38
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1/5  rDev -65.3%

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1.25/5  rDev -56.6%

Photo of simmons
1.29/5  rDev -55.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

This Japanese super dry draft beer has an average pale color to it hardly any aroma to it. I’d like to say that there was a nice malt flavor to it but I couldn’t find any and the same goes for the hops. It kind of reminds me of Budweiser with it’s lack of taste and…well everything. I will hand it to them on the carbonation; they did manage to get that right. Over all stick to water or ice tea on this one it taste better.

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2/5  rDev -30.6%

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2/5  rDev -30.6%

Photo of John
2.16/5  rDev -25%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I thought this beer had a strange winey flavor and aroma. Not bad mind you, just a bit odd. Mouthfeel is prickly due to high carbonation. Very dry finish. Tastes sort of like mixing a dry white wine with beer.

Photo of RoyalT
2.18/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance – Clear and yellow in color with a decent head and a bit of carbonation.

Smell – Sharp grains and a hint of candy sweetness make up the nose of this lager.

Taste – This didn’t come out very well. The ricey flavor is strung out like a poor attempt at a Budweiser. The sweet finish is like rock candy or some other form of pure sugar.

Mouthfeel – There’s a bit of lively carbonation to this light-bodied beer, but not enough to distract the drinker from the awful taste.

Sinkability – I paid 3.99 for a bomber of this stuff. I think “asahi” is Japanese for “gotcha”.

Photo of AlexJ
2.31/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A friend brought a bomber over to go with a sushi dinner I did. While certainly not a remarkable beer, it did go well with the sushi. It is very clean smelling, showing slight cereal and bready malts. It has a crisp, ricey dry flavor that for all intents and purposes could be a Michelob or Rolling Rock. It is very thin and watery, especially if your normal choices for brews are barleys, Belgians, and assorted hop bombs. I only had a small glass out of respect, but quickly moved on to a Victory Golden Monkey for the rest of the meal.

Photo of marcpal
2.33/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle at Japanese fusion restaurant into pilsner glass.

A: Light and almost clear and water-like

S: Macro odor, not pleasant.

T: There is some hop appearance but for the most part its overly dry. Strong rice and corn taste and aftertaste. Metallic aftertaste.

M: Light and too much carbonation to enjoy. Metallic again.

D: Watery so you could put away a few but not all that pleasurable. Could be worse but definitely could be much better.

Photo of Cylinsier
2.33/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours a light gold with a moderate white head that retains for a bit.

Smells a bit ricey and a bit malty, but not very strong.

The taste is mild and a little dry. No hops to speak of. Perhaps a bit bland.

Mouthfeel is smooth and thin. The carbonation doesn't really come through.

A so-so beer. I prefer a Sapporo over this for taste. Similar to a Kirin but a little drier.

Photo of grynder33
2.43/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured a yellow reddish color, absolutely no head, There was a slight hop flavor, but otherwise thats it.Very dry aftertaste. Hop flavored seltzer water, nice for quenching your thirst, maybe cleasing your mouth during a hibatchi feast, but I like Sapporo better.

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2.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of Jordan
2.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Lemon peel, grapefruit, rye and wheat. Dry finish. Came in a 34oz silver can. "Japan's No. 1 Beer" I poored some into a glass but made a mess. Yellow tint, very carbonated head turned lumpy after a minute. Very drinkable.

Photo of wrightst
2.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of Sathanas
2.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of JudgeRoughneck
2.53/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

This one actually produces a thin, spongy head with some lacing. It is light transparent urine in color and has the faintest aroma of peaches. Biting astringincy brings in soapy, yeasty, and slight apple suggestions. OK but funky and the mouthfeel really stings like a bitch. This is way over carbonated.

Photo of ekempey
2.57/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 1 Quart 1.8 oz can into an Allagash tulip glass,

As poured vigorously the beer creates a big 3 finger white head which reduces slowly with little lacing down the glass. The beer is a pale gold in color and smells of wheat barley and a faint hint of hops. The first taste is of lemon and some grainish notes. The beer lacks body behind it, and leaves a dry grainy after taste.

It is well drinkable, something that would go well on a hot summer day. There is an "umph" missing behind the taste as there is no real body to the beer. I would drink this again, but only if someone else was buying.

Photo of BeerAngel
2.61/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Pours a clear bubbly pale yellow with a medium sized white head. A very faint aroma of a light earthy grain and very faint hops is barely evident in this brew. Again, the taste is very faint only revealing a carb bite, light hops, and faint earthy grain is all there is to this beer. It is labeled “Super Dry”…by whose standards??? Not dry and in fact it finishes weak, thin, and watery. It would go good with a spiced food. Perhaps a food that needs cooling down a bit. It is extremely drinkable, but not so desirable if that makes sense. Kampai!

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Asahi Draft (Jukusen) from Asahi Breweries Ltd
69 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.