Asahi Super Dry - Asahi Breweries Ltd

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Asahi Super DryAsahi Super Dry

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BA SCORE
65
poor

470 Reviews
THE BROS
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Reviews: 470
Hads: 1,281
rAvg: 2.73
pDev: 20.15%
Wants: 22
Gots: 186 | FT: 0
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Japan

Style | ABV
Japanese Rice Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-15-2002

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Photo of Mdog
3.34/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Clear yellow, big head.

Smell: Grainy, noble hops.

Taste: Mild sweetness, bit of fruitiness. Not particularly "dry" finish.

Overall: Beer #5 from my Shanghai trip, 500mL can. I've had Asahi plenty of times before, finally reviewing it. It has a decent flavor, definitely isn't too heavy, and goes well with a lot of Asian cuisines. Doesn't seem really "dry" in flavor or finish to me. Pretty decent. (423 characters)

Photo of Nyg
4.34/5  rDev +59%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I may be partial to this since I used to live in Japan but i find this beer although dry very tasteful. Everyone I've ever had try loved it. It's a little more Amber color with a light feel (189 characters)

Photo of Das_Reh
1.9/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured into a pint glass from a bottle at a Japanese restaurant.

A - looks like a fizzy yellow macro, nothing special.

S - rice, cooked veggies, some spicy hops

T - metallic and tinny, like the inside of an aluminum can. This was from a bottle so I was shocked. Other than that it's a standard rice lager.

M - spritzy and wet, easy to drink in gulps

O - I like Sapporo more, it doesn't have a harsh metallic taste and comes in a cool can! (445 characters)

Photo of HipCzech
2.57/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

330 mL bottle (brewed in Canada) poured into a small water glass at Uchi Houston. Clear, pale yellow with modest white head, no lace. Forgettable aroma and light taste: traces of cereal and hop bitterness. Light body and crisp carbonation. A generic lager to wash down sushi or chase Social Hour sake, but not much more than that. (330 characters)

Photo of constantine_272
3.21/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Beer advocate wouldn't let me rate this without a review today, despite the fact that it clearly says optional. It's smoothe, slightly sweet with wheat notes. Clean. Probably one of the better asian light beers. (211 characters)

Photo of Andrewharemza
2.96/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear light golden with small white head. Aroma is nice light malt, light body, low carbonation, and some lacing. Taste is light malt, rice, some corn, and slightly dry finish. (176 characters)

Photo of DenisKolkin
2.76/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

330 ml bottle, served cold into a pint glass. Purchased for $2.30 CDN from the singles bin. Re-reviewing this beer that I had previously rated a 3 but think it's overstated and wanted to provide comments. Apparently a product of Thailand now.

Appearance - Pale clear golden color with a half inch of white head that does retain its shape for a while. Some lively bubbles. Not much lace though.

Smell - Some really light graininess, otherwise, nothing at all to speak of.

Taste - General graininess, but not the crackery goodness of a pilsner, that's for sure. I guess you can taste the rice in this but thin taste and feel. Decent lawnmower beer. Nothing else to speak of.

Mouthfeel- Good carbonation for the style, thin mouthfeel though.

Overall - Mediocre across the board. might go well with sushi. (807 characters)

Photo of Troy-Hawaii
2.67/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

When you drink this beer be sure to drink the one made in Japan, not the one made in Canada. There is a big difference in taste. The one made in Canada is really awful. You have to carefully read the can to see where it was brewed since both versions look the same. (268 characters)

Photo of JoLight
4.33/5  rDev +58.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: golden, clear; lots of bubbles streaming up the glass; soapy,
white head.

Aroma: a strong, stereotypical beer aroma; grainy; grassy.

Taste: grainy; grassy; dry; and a slightly hoppy finish.

Finish: semi-dry, crisp, refreshing. (242 characters)

Photo of tillmac62
2.79/5  rDev +2.2%
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. (556 characters)

Photo of Munich1bier
3.03/5  rDev +11%
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. (303 characters)

Photo of Myotus
2.96/5  rDev +8.4%
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. (913 characters)

Photo of Beer_Rabbit66
3.48/5  rDev +27.5%
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. (518 characters)

Photo of Negativemail
2.66/5  rDev -2.6%
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. (245 characters)

Photo of ARoman
2.28/5  rDev -16.5%
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. (607 characters)

Photo of EdTheEdge
3.35/5  rDev +22.7%
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. (304 characters)

Photo of 31Sam13
2.5/5  rDev -8.4%
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.... (318 characters)

Photo of metter98
2.7/5  rDev -1.1%
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 (1,074 characters)

Photo of Bunman3
2.62/5  rDev -4%
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. (195 characters)

Photo of ordybill
3.02/5  rDev +10.6%
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. (175 characters)

Photo of HoppyBastard
3.12/5  rDev +14.3%
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. (755 characters)

Photo of markshhaaefer
4.37/5  rDev +60.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I've only had this in the bottle. I've drank it late nights in Downtown LA after clubbing.

The beer is light golden colored beer. It has a wheat taste and it goes down smooth. This is very popular beer so most beer fans have already drank this one like I have. If you haven't tried it, what are you waiting for. Got get some! (331 characters)

Photo of SmashPants
3.35/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Format: a clear 330mL bottle with a decent macro label.

Appearance: perfectly fine, better than most lagers. Clean and clear light yellow-amber with a decent finger of head that drops to a solid cap. Sporadic lacing.

Aroma: a fairly typical lager aroma of grains and some rice, with grass and some herbal hops.

Taste: a nice, crisp lager with a bit of a bite from the hops. Again, a slight cut above the standard macro lager.`

Aftertaste: the flavours drop away fairly quickly which is fine, as it is a sessional lager. Good for hot weather.

Mouth feel: the feel is light with a fair amount of carbonation per the style. Brings the flavour through quickly.

Overall: a decent macro lager - not mind-blowing but reasonable and refreshing. A reasonable price also at AU45 a case of 24 x 330mL. (797 characters)

Photo of Botulizard
3.5/5  rDev +28.2%

It's great for the style. Is it a complex hop bomb? No, so it's understandable that it's rated so poorly, but it's great when looked at through the lens of Japanese lagers. (172 characters)

Photo of impostor10
3.5/5  rDev +28.2%

Solid beer. Nothing fancy, a simple Japanese rice lager. It has a light, crisp, refreshing mouth feel, which alone elevates it above most american style lagers for me. Certainly doesn't have a complex or interesting taste, so I can understand why BA does not rate it very high, but I think they are underselling a well made traditional Japanese lager. (351 characters)

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Asahi Super Dry from Asahi Breweries Ltd
65 out of 100 based on 470 ratings.