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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
70
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73 Ratings
THE BROS
74
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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 2.9
pDev: 18.97%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | 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:
No notes at this time.

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

Massachusetts

3.2/5  rDev +10.3%
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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TurdFurgison

Ohio

3.1/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I had a can of this on a shinkansen from Hiroshima to Shin-Osaka, looking for something interesting to try for the 1.5 hour trip. The station didn't have that wide a selection of beers and this was one I hadn't tried so...

The beer was kind of a middle-of-the-road loager by most measures. Clear golden color with a 1-2 finger head. Muted aroma with more malt than anything else (but little of that). The taste is OK, not anything objectionable in the flavor but not anything really tasty either. Not complex but I guess this hits the target that Asahi set for the beer.

Not to be tried again. Unless maybe it's the only beer at a restaurant in Japan.

Serving type: can

07-27-2009 21:35:00 | More by TurdFurgison
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tavernjef

Minnesota

3/5  rDev +3.4%
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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RoyalT

Ohio

2.15/5  rDev -25.9%
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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wrightst

Maryland

2.5/5  rDev -13.8%

06-06-2014 02:11:34 | More by wrightst
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Pencible

Virginia

3.13/5  rDev +7.9%
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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tommy5

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -5.2%

09-13-2013 11:26:58 | More by tommy5
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bigred89

Maryland

2.5/5  rDev -13.8%

12-03-2011 16:03:29 | More by bigred89
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matjack85

Illinois

3/5  rDev +3.4%

01-29-2013 13:40:36 | More by matjack85
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Jayli

Massachusetts

2.93/5  rDev +1%
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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Kopfschuss

Oregon

2.75/5  rDev -5.2%

03-31-2012 16:49:18 | More by Kopfschuss
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NJBeer265

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -31%

05-22-2014 16:47:44 | More by NJBeer265
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Cylinsier

Pennsylvania

2.35/5  rDev -19%
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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AlexJ

North Carolina

2.35/5  rDev -19%
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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TerryW

Ontario (Canada)

2.85/5  rDev -1.7%
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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erosier

Connecticut

3.13/5  rDev +7.9%
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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phishbone23

New York

2/5  rDev -31%

01-23-2013 19:56:28 | More by phishbone23
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valkyre65

Texas

3/5  rDev +3.4%

12-11-2011 11:59:53 | More by valkyre65
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John

New York

2.15/5  rDev -25.9%
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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BeardedBoffin

New Mexico

3.1/5  rDev +6.9%
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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WritersBlock

Texas

4/5  rDev +37.9%

04-15-2012 01:02:27 | More by WritersBlock
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JamesStreet

Louisiana

3/5  rDev +3.4%

05-27-2013 23:46:30 | More by JamesStreet
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Irrationalist

California

3/5  rDev +3.4%

04-23-2012 05:49:56 | More by Irrationalist
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wattoclone

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev +3.4%

09-12-2012 15:02:01 | More by wattoclone
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Nage37

California

4/5  rDev +37.9%

03-02-2013 00:58:41 | More by Nage37
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Asahi Draft (Jukusen) from Asahi Breweries Ltd
70 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.