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Asahi Super Dry - Asahi Breweries Ltd

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998 Ratings

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Ratings: 998
Reviews: 438
rAvg: 2.71
pDev: 22.88%
Wants: 4
Gots: 47 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Japanese Rice Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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4/5  rDev +47.6%

11-30-2011 10:44:39 | More by danotronik
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Rhode Island

3/5  rDev +10.7%

11-29-2011 16:13:42 | More by Burt
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2.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle

A: bright gold body is crystal clear. a dense bubbly head on top with great retention. good lacing too.

S: aromas included a slight grainy malty smell as well as a faint, herbal, earthy hop aroma. a little lemon? not really much else jumping out of the glass here, but i wasnt expecting my world to be rocked.

T: body is a bit off-putting. metallic almost. there isnt much malt body and the rice makes it almost watery. if this is typical of the style someone should think about discontinuing this style.

M: a highly refreshing zesty carbonation on a light body.

D: if im trying to chug a beer for refreshment, this would be a good call. if im trying to sit down and enjoy some flavor, this would be a terrible call. as far this review is concerned, im in the middle.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2011 19:07:16 | More by Jimmys
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Quebec (Canada)

2/5  rDev -26.2%

11-24-2011 02:05:31 | More by oldp0rt
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4/5  rDev +47.6%

11-20-2011 18:08:05 | More by vicsju1991
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3/5  rDev +10.7%

11-18-2011 01:51:10 | More by codynevels
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2/5  rDev -26.2%

11-16-2011 19:58:54 | More by thearsenal
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3/5  rDev +10.7%

11-16-2011 05:58:31 | More by nickfl
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2.5/5  rDev -7.7%

11-16-2011 04:56:23 | More by doucmehu
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2/5  rDev -26.2%

11-15-2011 06:33:23 | More by ColSanders123
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New York

3/5  rDev +10.7%

11-15-2011 04:11:52 | More by shufon
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1/5  rDev -63.1%

11-15-2011 03:13:48 | More by oline73
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2.7/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer was nothing to special. I don't mind drinking it nonetheless. It is a bit dry, hense the super dry. I have no problem drinking this beer when I go out for sushi, but I tend to prefer Sapporo if it comes down to it. This isn't a beer I would recommend going out of your way for.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2011 02:54:23 | More by dunit697
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2.75/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Hmmm - haven't had one of these for a while. Probably since pre BA days.

The one thing that I notice is that it always appears to be sold as premium beer, which I now do not get....

It's just really ordinary.

Ordinary smell, mass market taste, bland notes everywhere.

Ice cold from a can in an ice-box? Might be different...

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2011 02:39:56 | More by heygeebee
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Ontario (Canada)

3.18/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

500 mL can; no freshness date apparent. Haven't had any Japanese lagers in a while...

The brew pours a bright golden-yellow colour, atop which is seated roughly a finger of puffy white head. It lasts for a minute or two before dissipating and leaving a soapy cap and collar on the surface. *Very* faint aroma, with only subtle hints of sweet grains and grass. Similar to domestic pale lagers but a bit cleaner.

Taste is of grainy malts and rice, with some light honey sweetness and a bit of grass. A little drying in the finish, but calling it 'super dry' is misleading at best, and a blatant lie at worst. No real hop presence. Finishes mostly clean, with only that twinge of dryness. Light-bodied with appropriately high carbonation, and it's as easy to throw back as any pale lager.

Not interesting in the least, but it's crisp, refreshing, and palatable enough (or at the very least, not especially unpalatable). Drier than Sapporo Premium, but in the grand scheme of things not much different from most mediocre rice lagers. Something to pass on if you're not a fan of the style, but it works well enough with sushi or salty snacks.

Serving type: can

11-02-2011 03:41:36 | More by thehyperduck
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3.73/5  rDev +37.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5


I drank this from a bottle, because I didn't have a glass.

The carbonation was high, the taste was great. The mouthfeel was thin something I don't care for...generally.

Yet, when the beer tastes good, should one worry about mouthfeel or color? Still not my all-time favorite, but its going back in my fridge one day.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2011 06:08:20 | More by BierStein711
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2.28/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12 oz bottle poured into a Pils Glass

A: Pours a straw yellow color with about 2 finger worth of bright white head. Settles to nothing with no lacing to speak off.

S: Smells a sweet and little grainy, note much else.

T: Lot like the smell.. grainy with a sweet corniness... Just a touch of hops bitterness. Finish has a slight bitter and dry with very little aftertaste.

M: Light bodied, very thin with a lighter carbonation than I was expecting.

O: Overall Pretty plain.... Drinkable if you are thirsty. Went OK with Spicy California Rolls, but I cannot image it with much else.

One of my first Japaneses Beers... I'll keep on trying them.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2011 01:10:33 | More by mralphabet
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2.05/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

While on vacation I rolled into a sushi place for a light night snack and wanted to have another beer. This was literally the only one on the menu, so I ordered myself a giant can of the stuff.

Asahi dry has a very clear golden body with a ton of carbonation bubbles that lead to a huge white head. The head is huge initially anyway, but it fades away to almost nothing pretty quickly. It does manage to leave some lacing behind though.

The aroma has a plastic-like sweet smell to it, with a touch of sour malt to go along with it. Basically, it smells like most other adjunct lagers I have come across.

Asahi Super Dry may smell like your average adjunct lager, but I think it might actually taste worse. Slightly mettalic flavors are probably the highlight, as they are followed up by a slightly sour, sickeningly sweet malt flavor. It has that corn/rice/plastic thing going for it pretty well. IT does manage to finish fairly dry, which is a good thing for a beer with “super dry” in its name I suppose.

Light, fizzy, dry in the finish.

I doubt that I will be giving this one another try, definitely something I would advise others to avoid.

Serving type: can

10-15-2011 22:25:36 | More by Hojaminbag
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3/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer is a very clear light but very bright gold. A bit of head rises up spritzy but not without substance, but it does fade quickly and little foam is left. A touch of lacing is left around.
There's a grains presence in the nose. A little bit of something like straw with a mild sweetness and green apple tartness pretty much make it up.
There's no real hops presence here and a bit of dry malts. Green apple with a little sourness but not the terrible sourness of some adjuncts combines with a light sweetness.
"Super dry" might be a stretch; it goes pretty dry in the finish, but I'd call it semi-dry overall. It's light as expected, with a constant carbonation keeping it from flatness. I'd expect it to be a bit crisper, though it is to a point, and it's not terribly lacking smoothness either.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2011 18:00:13 | More by Brenden
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2.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Had this in Japan 10 years ago. Picked up a single at Wegman's. Contract brewed by Molson this time. Typical macro appearance and aroma. Some rice/corn/grain smell. Slight metallic and light taste. Mouthfeel was easy drinking and reminded me enough of the Japanese version. Not so great but at least brought back some good memories.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2011 00:51:18 | More by rdub
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2.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pale, straw colored lager with lots of bubbles. Head has a descent retention and leaves a patch of lace her and there.

One of the cleanest scents I have yet to experience in a beer. I am getting a hint of buttered bread and that is it.

Mild malt character, rice flavor is more pronounced although still on the weak side. Sweet overall flavor and hops do little to balance. Could use more depth and a more pronounced hop character.

Light feel and overcarbonated.

Being the first Japanese rice lager I have tried, I did not have anything to compare against. From what I can imagine others of the style taste like, this would still be about average. There is really nothing here to get excited about (or repulsed about for that matter.) Just a bland, flavorless beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2011 04:17:21 | More by bnes09
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2.43/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2


Ahi Sushi
San Marcos, CA

A clear, golden highly-carbonated beer with a quickly forming but a quickly disappearing white head. Little to no lacing down the glass.

A slight sweet aroma with some corn and grain elements. At least nothing smells off or foul here.

A clean and crisp flavor with a touch of sweetness and some grainy corn (and rice, I suppose) flavor throughout.

Thin to medium mouthfeel with plenty of carbonation. Crisp and clean.

It is what it is, and it isn't much.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2011 16:05:14 | More by ehammond1
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3/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

21.4 oz bottle poured into a Sierra Nevada imperial pint.
No date or info available.

A - Crystal clear pale, pale yellow in color, there's excessive carbonation spewing skyward from the etching in the glass. A loose white head doesn't last long and leaves little lace.

S - Heavily grainy, the aroma is immediately unappealing. Tinny notes further influence a low grade for being off-putting. That's really all that's here!

T - Cooked rice and dry grains fill the "flavor" of this brew. Not much going on here really. It's pretty bland. The taste isn't off-putting though.

M - Asahi Super Dry is dry but I wouldn't call it super dry. We're not talkin' champagne here. It's almost creamy with a smooth feel. Quite a surprise with how carbonated this one is. Super Dry finish with a clean, crisp finish.

O - A session beer worthy of washing down some spicy Mongolian food, it's certainly not my top pick for an Asian brew, but it's not awful.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2011 11:56:38 | More by BeerFMAndy
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3.38/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I like this beer.

It pours nicely onto a glass. Looks clear yellow and a little bit fizzy.

I enjoy this beer, not too cold, like perhaps lukewarm. It is good to eat with Duh! Japanese food, like sushi, hibachi and others.

Its super easy to drink. Not a lot of carbonation is used, Some might find this non exciting and perhaps watery, but then again it is japanese sooo everything is made from like rice, water and in a healthy manner.

The taste is nothing to be excited about, I know, but you can knock this one glass after glass or bottle after bottle. not bitter, and you can still enjoy the beer like taste that it provides.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2011 22:43:29 | More by Tastybeer007
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.55/5  rDev +31%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: 1/8" white head over straw coloured liquid with excellent clarity and constant carbonation.

S: Reminiscent of floral hops and yeast.

T: Very clean and crisp taste of floral hops, some sweetness and yeast.

M: Thin viscosity with a high level of fine carbonation.

O: Surprisingly drinkable Japanese Rice Lager that I enjoyed with my sushi.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2011 06:26:09 | More by DaftCaskBC
Asahi Super Dry from Asahi Breweries Ltd
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