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Asahi Super Dry - Asahi Breweries Ltd

Not Rated.
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BA SCORE
64
poor

1,159 Ratings
THE BROS
56
awful

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Ratings: 1,159
Reviews: 450
rAvg: 2.71
pDev: 22.88%
Wants: 10
Gots: 100 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-15-2002)
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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.

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Another decent beer with an awful rating. Get a reality check. This 33. something can was very enjoyable with freshly caught New Jersey crabs. Followed a Founders Harvest Ale so maybe I was still getting the hoppy bitter aftertaste from that, but this was surprisingly hoppy, very dry, clean, crisp and very refreshing. No off taste or aromas, just good, fresh, regular dry beer. Kept going for the glass soon as I put it down, that says it all.

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2.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Served extremely cold in a regular glass.
Appearance: Clear and straw-coloured. Head was more of a film and left right away.
Smell: Rice and grain.
Taste: Rice and grain, with a significant lingering astringency. Slightly sweet for something that calls itself "Super Dry". Mouth is attacked with carbonation.
Mouthfeel: As light as it comes.
Overall: I would avoid. Even if you are in a Japanese place, order something else.

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The nose has elements of a typical adjunct lager as it smells like bubblegum sweetness, barley grainish, corn pops with a prominent rice base.

The flavor is high on sweetness and it is "Super Dry". There is the bubblegum-like flavor, that I find in adjuncts. The maltiness is reminiscent of cardboard and it ends relatively bland.

I certainly would not classify this as awful, as I drank it all, but it is relatively poor and non-descript.

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Asahi Super Dry from Asahi Breweries Ltd
64 out of 100 based on 1,159 ratings.