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Asahi Draft (Jukusen) - Asahi Breweries Ltd

Asahi Draft (Jukusen)Asahi Draft (Jukusen)

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64 Ratings
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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 2.94
pDev: 17.69%


Brewed by:
Asahi Breweries Ltd visit their website
Japan

Style | ABV
Japanese Rice Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 11-20-2001)
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BeardedBoffin

New Mexico

3.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

The beer pours a dark yellow color with a nice even cap of foam floating above. The appearance is typical of an adjunct lager. The aroma is mainly bready. The flavor is light and clean save a few hints of husk. The adjunct emerges a little more as it warms. Nothing extraordinary here, but it would do well washing down Japanese fare.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2012 00:11:25 | More by BeardedBoffin
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BeerNemesis

New York

3.23/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear golden color with a 1" snow-white cap. The bubbles are attractive. Otherwise it's average.

You can use this to "clean your palate" in between sushi rolls and wasabi. Otherwise it is an unremarkable rice lager without any particularly prominent flavor.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2010 17:54:37 | More by BeerNemesis
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Cylinsier

Pennsylvania

2.35/5  rDev -20.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2009 21:36:58 | More by Cylinsier
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erosier

Connecticut

3.13/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

L: Pours a pale yellow color with a short and thin white colored head that leaves little lacing down the glass.
S: Smells of sweet rice, a lot like sake, and some pale malts and a tiny bit of hops at the end, but that could just be me wishing for some.
T: A sweet sake like rice flavor with a tiny bit of hops and malt mixed in.
M: Very light, crisp, sweet, right amount of carbonation.
D: Pretty drinkable as it didn't have much flavor at all and was nice and light.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2008 02:45:25 | More by erosier
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Jayli

Massachusetts

2.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Went to Sakoru in South Windsor, CT tonight.
This beer poured a clear pale yellow, lots of carbonation, short head that dissapates quickly.
The scent was not all that impressive. Aroma and flavour is simple malt and grains. Not much in the way of hops. Crisp but light on the tongue. Good enough to go with a meal, but nothing special in and of itself. It goes down very easily - so to sit with a meal it works very well.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2008 01:50:52 | More by Jayli
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bboven

Texas

3.3/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Medium-light yellow with a nice ring of head that leaves pretty decent amount of lacing.

Aroma is very sweet, slightly metallic. Not too bad.

Taste is surprisingly sweet, not really any hop backup to speak of. Tasted a little under-attenuated.

Well, like the label says, it is very dry. They got that right. However, it's so highly carbonated that it feels like the beer is breaking apart in your mouth. Forget trying to swirl this one or you'll end up with a mouthful of foam.

I imagine this going very well with a number of spicy dishes, but it's a tad too sweet on it's own for my taste.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2008 21:26:03 | More by bboven
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Pencible

Virginia

3.13/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

This poured a pale clear yellow with moderate white head. It smelled of lemon and yeast with some hops. It tasted like a pale Belgian ale, slightly lemony and yeasty with no malt. It was smooth and nicely thick with almost no carbonation, and had a light bitterness in the aftertaste. Overall it was interesting, but nothing special.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2008 21:13:51 | More by Pencible
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marcpal

New Jersey

2.33/5  rDev -20.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2008 02:25:16 | More by marcpal
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HoustonTX

Texas

3.23/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a straw yellow. Small white head on medium-aggressive pour. Thin layer of lace sits well, with good retention. Smell is of feint cooked white rice, with a bit of a tangy fresh malt odor. Cleanses the nasals. Taste is similar to the smell, flavor is crisp and clean. A good amount of tanginess on the palate. Borderline citrus, but never fully crosses over. Some semi-bitter hops at the start, lasting till the finish. Strong rice aftertaste which melds nicely with the hops. Not bad, not bad at all. Mouthfeel is crisp, and semi-coating. Drinkability is great.

A nice refreshing crisp Rice Beer that goes nice with food as well.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2006 18:51:37 | More by HoustonTX
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JudgeRoughneck

Louisiana

2.53/5  rDev -13.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2006 05:11:18 | More by JudgeRoughneck
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stevecee2003

Florida

2.73/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I liked this beer more than I thought I would. It is a silver bottle, announcing "super dry", and so it is.

It pours like a lager, with some fizz and head, but nothing special. It settles into an amber colour, and sits well.

The taste and smell is that of a tried and true amber. Easy to drink and not too obtrusive. Only the hint of hops. But again it was easy to drink. Perhaps a good "session" beer for some.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2005 06:25:04 | More by stevecee2003
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beersarang

California

2.83/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours the a straw color with a white had that dissapates quickly, nice bubbles cascading upwards.

Smells like grains and some hops.

Upfront mild rice flavor with a nice dry hop bitterness. Finishes metallic, unpleasant.

Smooth drinking, assertive carbonation pairs well with sushi or grilled dishes.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2005 22:54:39 | More by beersarang
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AlexJ

North Carolina

2.35/5  rDev -20.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2005 20:07:22 | More by AlexJ
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GuinnessSmurf

Missouri

2.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a mild Golden color with an active carbonation that produced no head.

It has the odor of heavily processed barley and rice. Very sweet smelling.

The flavor is surpisingly large. Imagine that one best component of any typical American macrobrew and intensify it by about 3x and you'll get Asahi. Still, the taste is quick and fades from your mouth as though you drank water.

This is a good beer if you are just looking for something light with dinner that you don't want to interfere with your food or to engage your tongue at all. If you're looking for a light palette cleanser other than water, this is not a bad choice.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2004 18:50:04 | More by GuinnessSmurf
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Ellbert

Ohio

3.65/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Crisp clear golden color with a decent white head. This vanishes fairly quickly leaving a little lace around the glass.

Smell: Sweet with a spicy hop zing. Not a lot of aroma but enough to make it seem interesting.

Taste: Not complex by any means but it is well balanced. The malt and hops show through with sweet and spicy. Very drinkable.

A decent moutfeel on this one too. There is a nice amount of carbonation for the style. I would have this again.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2004 12:06:35 | More by Ellbert
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RoyalT

Ohio

2.15/5  rDev -26.9%
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”.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2004 01:24:17 | More by RoyalT
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TerryW

Ontario (Canada)

2.85/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pretty common stuff. Clear pale yellow, lots of carbonation, short head that dissapates quickly.

Aroma and flavour is simple malt and grains. Not much in the way of hops. Crisp but light on the palate. Good enough to go with a meal, but nothing special in and of itself.

Simple and competent.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2004 20:54:42 | More by TerryW
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UncleFrank

Connecticut

2.8/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Having Sushi tonight so I decided to pick up a beer of the Orient to go along with it. 16 ounce brown bottle labeled "Super Dry". I dont know what that is supposed to mean so I'll look at it like a traditional lager. Let's see.
The color is clear straw yellow with a white fluffy head that disappears quickly. Big fish-eye like bubbles of carbonation are visable.
Aroma is so clean its barely there. Hints of light adjuncts are present. No hop aroma at all.
The body is thin and bubblly. The taste is clean. No flaws other than a ginger-ale like taste that fades quickly. Sweet lager with no specific charecters and then its gone. Overall its a clean lager that went well with my sushi. Its very drinkable, but there are better versions of the style out there.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2003 01:43:01 | More by UncleFrank
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grynder33

Wisconsin

2.45/5  rDev -16.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2003 23:49:11 | More by grynder33
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Loki

North Carolina

3/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sampled in a 12 oz bottle.

Poured a clear yellow with a small, white head and no head retention.

I detected mild aromas of corn, sweet malt, and some grains.

The taste was very simple with flavors of malt and grain. There was nothing bad or good and definitely nothing surprising. Not a bad choice to have at a Japanese steak house if there are no micros available.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2003 21:09:08 | More by Loki
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tavernjef

Minnesota

3/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Color is a clear yellow with a medium foamy head with divets and leaves tiny patches of lace. Smells faintly of sweet malt grain and a hop, just barely. Taste is thinned out malt with a hint of sweetness and a super light hop. Mostly watered down and empty light to medium body with no hold or body. Not so good, not so bad either.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2003 15:55:44 | More by tavernjef
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BeerAngel

Texas

2.58/5  rDev -12.2%
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!

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2003 19:22:23 | More by BeerAngel
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I have this one on occasion, mostly when I am in NYC at a sushi eaterie. Not much to the flavour or aroma, thin and dry but there are virtually no off flavours. Does a good job washing down excess wasbi and cleaning the palate for the next roll.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2002 12:53:45 | More by Jason
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John

New York

2.15/5  rDev -26.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2001 15:29:25 | More by John
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Jordan

California

2.5/5  rDev -15%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2001 13:00:24 | More by Jordan
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Asahi Draft (Jukusen) from Asahi Breweries Ltd
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