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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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75 Ratings
THE BROS
74
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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 2.92
pDev: 18.84%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | 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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phishbone23

New York

2/5  rDev -31.5%

01-23-2013 19:56:28 | More by phishbone23
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David1975

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev +2.7%

12-30-2012 15:25:16 | More by David1975
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wattoclone

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev +2.7%

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

Indiana

3/5  rDev +2.7%

08-10-2012 03:12:16 | More by bgramels
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BeardedBoffin

New Mexico

3.1/5  rDev +6.2%

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.

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

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -14.4%

05-07-2012 05:44:47 | More by truesolution
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Irrationalist

California

3/5  rDev +2.7%

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

Texas

4/5  rDev +37%

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

Oregon

2.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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

Ohio

3/5  rDev +2.7%

03-09-2012 00:19:52 | More by Nate
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starlight37

Korea (South)

2.5/5  rDev -14.4%

01-25-2012 10:28:10 | More by starlight37
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TrojanWheels

California

3.5/5  rDev +19.9%

01-19-2012 20:37:48 | More by TrojanWheels
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beerguy36

Tennessee

2.5/5  rDev -14.4%

01-09-2012 22:25:21 | More by beerguy36
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valkyre65

Texas

3/5  rDev +2.7%

12-11-2011 11:59:53 | More by valkyre65
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bigred89

Maryland

2.5/5  rDev -14.4%

12-03-2011 16:03:29 | More by bigred89
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dbaker61

Ohio

2.95/5  rDev +1%

Appearance: Pale yellow color, quite light. One finger of head which was fizzy not creamy, and gone in about a minute. Left no lacing.

Smell: Very light aroma of rice, not much else.

Taste: Typical adjunct flavor, most of what I get is rice. Just a touch of hops, little malt flavor.

Mouthfeel: Subtle would be kind. Not much body, finishes dry.

Drinkability: Easy to drink. Should go well with many kinds of food; no flavor to interfere with your appreciation of the food. On the other hand, there's not enough to entice me to drink more than this one. Ordinary, but not objectionable.

02-20-2011 14:44:42 | More by dbaker61
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BeerNemesis

New York

3.23/5  rDev +10.6%

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.

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

Ohio

3.1/5  rDev +6.2%

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.

07-27-2009 21:35:00 | More by TurdFurgison
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DT7

Washington

3.65/5  rDev +25%

A-Dark straw yellow nice white head, doesn't retain itself for very long though

S-A little watery, hops, a little wheat, and malt

T-Hops, Rice, Citrus, It finishes sweet rather than bitter

M-Crisp, decent amount of carbonation, goes down quite smooth

D-Very drinkable, I think this is a type of beer to have a session with. I like it a lot better than say bud, even though it is a rice lager not an american

07-08-2009 13:06:00 | More by DT7
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jpBeerGuy

Japan

3.78/5  rDev +29.5%

Tried this one at the Asahi beer factory in Kanagawa, Japan.

Appearance - Bright golden color. On tap, it's very interesting to roll around in the glass and watch the tiny bubbles move like in a lava lamp. From the can, it acts pretty much like most other Japanese beers and produces a high head which dissipates quickly. However, it leaves nice lacing on the glass and if you do a good pour it can last a while.

Smell - Meh, it's got a sweet, malty aroma with slight hops.

Taste - I was pleasantly surprised with this one. It's got a nice balance of malt and hops with some rice in there. Leaves a nice aftertaste which makes you not want to stop sipping. The froth has a nice taste as well and magnifies the beer flavor.

Mouthfeel - Very creamy for a draft beer. I can savor this beer for a few seconds before swallowing it down.

Drinkability - Definitely a great one to put down from the tap and not so shabby from the can. However, you need to give the can a few swirls to release the carbonation to keep the good points of the beer going.

Definitely a nice one to try, especially if you have doubts about Asahi's brewing ability. I drank this beer exclusively for a couple months until it got old.

03-31-2009 06:43:52 | More by jpBeerGuy
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FrothyBeverage

Pennsylvania

2.93/5  rDev +0.3%

This beer had a pale golden piss color with a very frothy head. Plenty of lace left behind on glass. Many Many bubbles. The smell was very faint with a bready yeasty smell. The taste is very light and smooth, mellow if you will. Some what watered down. The mouth feel is smooth and slick in the mouth. It goes down smooth and fast, defiantely a chuggable beer.

03-19-2009 06:45:41 | More by FrothyBeverage
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Cylinsier

Pennsylvania

2.35/5  rDev -19.5%

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.

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

Connecticut

3.13/5  rDev +7.2%

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.

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

Massachusetts

2.93/5  rDev +0.3%

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.

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

Texas

3.3/5  rDev +13%

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.

09-30-2008 21:26:03 | More by bboven
Asahi Draft (Jukusen) from Asahi Breweries Ltd
70 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.