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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

1,243 Ratings
THE BROS
55
awful

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Ratings: 1,243
Reviews: 487
rAvg: 2.7
pDev: 22.59%
Wants: 21
Gots: 164 | 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: 1,243 | Reviews: 487
Photo of tillmac62
2.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Clear golden pour. Normal head volume, very poor retention and normal lacing.

Light nose of rice over a slightly off hay background that seemed old.

Light body with a texture similar to water. Normal carbonation with a bit of effervescence in the middle and a nice burst in the finish.

The flavor profile is a bit bland, but not bad. It begins with a blend of rice and mild hop flavor that flows into a slightly bitter middle. As the middle tails off, a nice dryness emerges over a slightly metallic hay like component. The finish is crisp and dry.

Photo of Munich1bier
3.03/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

As with Asahi Black this too had an astringent taste. Lighter, thinner and for me lacking in substance or volume. Bitter. Did not enjoy and did not re-order. I am a saki lover both cold and hot, dry and sweet but with Japanese beers I am having a surprising taste problem. Would not recommend it either.

Photo of charapaus
3.28/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice industrial lager, no special taste but very pleasant with japanese food and during summer days

Photo of Myotus
2.96/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pilsner glass. Pours with 2 fingers worth of a white foam head that very slowly dissipates to 1 fingers worth. Is a pale yellow color. A large amount of bubbles began to rise as it was poured and continued to rise. Has strong aromas of white rice and malts. Slight hop aromas are present along with a mild, unpleasant chemical aroma. Initial taste is starchy with white rice (love it), but is combined with a strange chemical taste. Strong malt flavors immediately follow along with slight hop flavors. Carbonation is just right to where it tickles the tongue, but doesn't burn the throat. Leaves the mouth pretty dry afterwards. This beer would be amazing if that chemical taste wasn't present and the malts were toned down a bit. Overall, a slightly below average beer. NOTE: The chemical taste becomes more apparent as the beer warms. Try not to let this one sit for too long.

Photo of Beer_Rabbit66
3.48/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Very light dry refreshing beer, crisp after taste but slightly chemically.
Poured out of the bottle the colour is very light and it pours very well creating a fabulous whirlpool of bubbles which stay for ages, but it doesn't taste over carbonated at all.

The taste is smooth and dry as the name suggests, works great with a stir fry.

Not in my favourite list, enjoyed it but wouldn't chose it again.

Out of Asian lagers I've had(Chang, tsingtao, tiger kingfisher, cobra...) I'd put this second :-) after kingfisher.

Photo of Negativemail
2.66/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Asahi, as a fan of beer the first reaction to this would be disappointment. However as I drink Asahi as a sushi night exclusive I feel it does a great job. Light 5.0 with a crisp feel. I'll have it over the other Japanese rice lagers every time.

Photo of Decker
3.39/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A major improvement from Sapporo, this rice lager is decently enjoyable, but it is only decent and nothing more.

Photo of DoctorZombies
2.35/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Gold pour with white foam. Odd, sulphur smell. Same odd sulphur taste. Lite watery body. Not worthy.

Photo of Getalegup
3.14/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Slightly higher rating because I had the with different rare sakis paired with several Uchiko dishes.

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.

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Asahi Super Dry from Asahi Breweries Ltd
64 out of 100 based on 1,243 ratings.