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Asahi Super Dry - Asahi Breweries Ltd

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Asahi Super DryAsahi Super Dry

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BA SCORE
64
poor

1,219 Ratings
THE BROS
55
awful

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Ratings: 1,219
Reviews: 478
rAvg: 2.7
pDev: 22.96%
Wants: 19
Gots: 144 | 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: BeerAdvocate on 02-15-2002

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Ratings: 1,219 | Reviews: 478
Photo of pimko
1.44/5  rDev -46.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Just a poor and simple lager

Photo of Beeeeeerman
2.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I've had quite a few of these at restaurants.

Photo of ARoman
2.28/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

The beer is a clear, oily, dull pale butter color with a foamy white head that reduces to just a thin ring a leaves a light lace. The aroma is reminiscent of corn muffins with a bit of dough and grass, but they fade quickly leaving just a light, doughy funk. The taste is a medium sweetness with a light bitterness. It's texture is oily with a fizzy carbonation and a medium-light body. The flavor profile is mostly corn muffin with a crisp finish that has a hint of mild and clean, clove spiciness with a bit of a waxy muffin dough aftertaste. It's an easy drinking lager, but nothing to get excited about.

Photo of t2grogan
2/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Really bland. Typical lager. Not very good.

Photo of RastaRhino420
2.1/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.25

A disappointing beer with a nice can

Photo of Mike_Aguirre
2.88/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Nice aromatic lager, not bad but not great either, drinkable that´s it.

Photo of YumaLaowai
1.39/5  rDev -48.5%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

This is terrible. Just plain terrible

Photo of elguru
3/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Good one but nothing spectacular.

Photo of Rod_J
1.73/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Just wasn't impressed with this beer. Definitely bitter mouthfeel and not much body to the beer. The aroma that was present was very faint.

Photo of Sam-VW
1.48/5  rDev -45.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Not the best of it's style

Photo of EdTheEdge
3.35/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Plain and simple beer. I always have an Asahi with sushi as it goes really well with it. Color is typically pale straw, taste is crisp and clean. Not a lot of hops little to no malt. Smell is like an American lager. Overall this is one of the better Japanese beers. I like this beer served ice cold.

Photo of 31Sam13
2.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

For a beer made with filler, it is ok and heel, goes good with sushi, and not because I think it's supposed to. It's just so light that it helps cleanse the palate. Have you ever tried drinking something really robust with sushi? Not me. This beer has its place. The Japanese need the equivalent of a Busch, anyway....

Photo of mejimw
3.59/5  rDev +33%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I think best of the Jap beers, I'll buy it again.

Photo of Josueq12
1.55/5  rDev -42.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Nothing intermingling about this one... In conclusion: a complete disappointment, probably better to drink some tap water with ice

Photo of bwbetts
3.65/5  rDev +35.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Asahi Super Dry is my favorite Japanese beer.

Photo of Sludgeman
3.28/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

An adjunct like lager but no worse than many of the same style. A nice dry finish.

Photo of derekgw123
1.94/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Very, very bland. Almost watery. Not great.

Photo of Nine_Tails
2/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

It's almost like drinking water

Photo of metter98
2.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high bright white head that quickly died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass. The head nearly completely faded away, leaving only a thin collar and some bits of lacing running down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of rice adjuncts are present in the nose along with notes of grassy bops and hints of grainy malts.
T: Similar to the smell, the initial taste has flavors of rice adjuncts and bits of associated sweetness, but any traces of the latter are quickly canceled out by a light to moderate amount of bitterness from the hops.
M: It feels light-bodied, clean and a little smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. There is some dryness in the finish and the bitterness tingles your tongue a little.
O: This beer seems a little bland, but there's a surprising amount of hop bitterness that prevents the malts from becoming overly sweet.

Serving type: can

Photo of Buzz3d
2.09/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

I had to do this....

Photo of WckdVbz
1/5  rDev -63%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Bud Miller Coors equivalent of Japan.

Photo of jarheadduk
1/5  rDev -63%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Working off old notes. Will update with more details if/when I have another.

Photo of Bunman3
2.62/5  rDev -3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

There is not much to say about this beer. It's carbonated, it looks and tastes the way the majority of people expect beer to taste. It's far from terrible, but it's just bland. Karakuchi, indeed.

Photo of ordybill
3.02/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A common Japanese brew that does not fair well in the States. Has a pretty good look (pale yellow) but the smell and taste are average. Not the best Japanese beer out there.

Photo of HoppyBastard
3.12/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass, there was no date on the bottle that I could find.

APPEARANCE: pours a clear yellow color with less than one-finger white head that dissipated quickly until there was absolutely no head left, no lacing on the glass, medium carbonation.

SMELL: the nose is very subtle, white cracker, some grass, not much going on.

TASTE: the taste is initially sweet, then a very light hop kiss, a little watery, finishes clean.

PALATE: this beer has a light body with medium carbonation.

OVERALL: this beer is kind of bland but totally inoffensive, it went down very easy, this is a good lawnmower beer because it quenches your thirst but I would not seek it out again as there are better beers out there.

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Asahi Super Dry from Asahi Breweries Ltd
64 out of 100 based on 1,219 ratings.