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Asahi Super Dry - Asahi Breweries Ltd

Not Rated.
Asahi Super DryAsahi Super Dry

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1,066 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,066
Reviews: 442
rAvg: 2.7
pDev: 22.96%
Wants: 6
Gots: 64 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Japanese Rice Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-15-2002)
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3/5  rDev +11.1%

Captain_Komamura, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of TMoney2591
2.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Served in a Dogfish Head shaker pint glass.

Let's just dive in for a rice lager, eh? This stuff pours a clear straw topped by a half-finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises hard water, wet grass, a hint of plastic, and a tiny and evanescent whiff of egg. The taste brings in more of the same, the egg thankfully a momentary bit of madness that never recurs. Still, not much goodness to be found here. The body is a hefty light, with a light moderate carbonation and a watery feel. Overall, this stuff just isn't for me. Rice, barley: it don't matter when it has to be served ice cold to enjoy it.

TMoney2591, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of digitalflood
3/5  rDev +11.1%

digitalflood, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of Hellpop65
1/5  rDev -63%

Hellpop65, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of Dogleg
2/5  rDev -25.9%

Dogleg, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of jrand2621
3/5  rDev +11.1%

jrand2621, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of Bierleichen
1/5  rDev -63%

Bierleichen, Aug 27, 2014
3/5  rDev +11.1%

NOLANDMAN, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of Tok
2.88/5  rDev +6.7%

Tok, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of Mantooth
2.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Mantooth, Aug 24, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -16.7%

WoostaBia, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of Mark-Leggett
3/5  rDev +11.1%

Mark-Leggett, Aug 20, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -7.4%

nmoeschler, Aug 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev +11.1%

SD0430, Aug 20, 2014
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2.37/5  rDev -12.2%

KVH, Aug 20, 2014
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2.4/5  rDev -11.1%

CWVegas, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of illpass78
2.4/5  rDev -11.1%

12 oz. bottle poured into a pilsner glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear straw with heavy-duty carbonation and a soapy white head that had better retention than I'd have guessed. Leaves decent lacing.

Aroma: Smells like rice cooker water and farts. Not super appealing.

Taste: The front and back ends of this beer are quite different. The initial taste kind of smells like someone whizzed in the rice cooker. However, the finish is nice and dry, as advertised - I'll give them that.

Mouthfeel: It's pretty watery. It's hot as heck in Japan in the summer and I can see a beer of this depth coming in handy.

Overall: It was neat seeing this beer in seemingly every third vending machine I encountered in Tokyo. It's not really appealing to me, though. I'd like to find out exactly how much rice they use in this puppy, because it tastes like a lot, but their website suggests it isn't. There's almost no malt backbone or hop presence at all. It's kind of like Budweiser, which is fitting, because it's the Budweiser of Japan.

illpass78, Aug 19, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Nbdreher, Aug 19, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -7.4%

DrBobPierce, Aug 18, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Dybasi, Aug 16, 2014
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2.28/5  rDev -15.6%

Danilod, Aug 16, 2014
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1.25/5  rDev -53.7%

bird_soul, Aug 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev +11.1%

sokol_1993, Aug 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev +11.1%

hayesjw, Aug 15, 2014
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2/5  rDev -25.9%

emincems, Aug 14, 2014
Asahi Super Dry from Asahi Breweries Ltd
64 out of 100 based on 1,066 ratings.