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Asahi Select - Asahi Breweries Ltd

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Asahi SelectAsahi Select

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BA SCORE
72
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58 Ratings
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.03
pDev: 16.17%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Asahi Breweries Ltd visit their website
Japan

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-10-2005

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Ratings: 58 | Reviews: 30
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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Asahi Brewmaster's Select has a thin, off-white head, a clear, somewhat bubbly, amber appearance, and a little bit of lacing left behind. The aroma is of sweet, bready malt, and the flavor is of sweetness, bread crust, cooked carrots, and a slight bittereness. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Asahi Brewmaster's Select finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, and highly chug-able. Overall, this is worth checking out, but it is overpriced ($11.99 for a six-pack).

RJT

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2.96/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I poured this Brewmaster Select Asahi Amber Lager from a 12-oz. bottle into a collins glass because I didn't have any other glassware at the time. It has a a soapy stench, the usual boring light beer smell that's acidic with a vegetable hint, nothing surprising or outstanding. In the glass it barely holds a weak, bubbly head. It has an interesting light amber brown with a yellow frame, looks somewhat like an Amber ale at first glance, yet no cloudiness; the lacing is poor, as in like non-existant.

For a macrobrew pale lager, it has an appropriate level of carbonation and burn. The finish, though tasting good, feels boring, like the water run-off from a bowl of oatmeal. The taste really is not too bad, if you can get past the weird soapy flavor, it has an enjoyable but short-lived, grainy, almost wheat finish. It is disappointingly free from the bitterness of hops and the shock of alcohol. To compare it to its appropriate competition, it is superior in flavor to Coors, Sapporo, Kirin, Bud Light and definitely Miller Light without being hardly as refreshing.

Overall, this beer is okay for a light mass-produced lager. Although I enjoyed the overall color, the lacing was pathetic and the head was quick to dissipate. It does smell pretty bad, but the flavor is generally superior to most big name, mass-produced American lagers. Despite being grossly tangy, I enjoyed the finishing wheat taste to the competition's regular nastiness. I recommend drinking this beer slightly below room temperature, roughly between 55 and 65 degrees fahrenheit, to help emphasize its strengths, and if not at that temperature than icy cold to help cover up the gross soapy, tangy vegetable flavor. I would probably recommend it over any other light, vastly marketed Japanese or American macrobrew.

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Asahi Select from Asahi Breweries Ltd
72 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.