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Asahi Super Dry - Asahi Breweries Ltd

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Asahi Super DryAsahi Super Dry

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1,179 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,179
Reviews: 460
rAvg: 2.7
pDev: 22.96%
Wants: 12
Gots: 114 | FT: 0
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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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Photo of donmonkey1
2.55/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Straw yellow with no carbonation or head.

Smell: Water with Sweet & Low.

Taste: Sweet, rice

There's not much of anything, including flavor. But there's a unique taste and it's very light. It's actually perfect after a large meal because it's so light.

Photo of jsboates
2.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of ygtbsm94
2.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of jazzyjeff13
2.38/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A 500ml bottle with a BB of March 2012. Despite being a famous 'Japanese' beer, this is brewed under licence by Shepherd Neame.

Poured into a straight pint glass. A pale straw hue with perfect clarity and good carbonation. Forms a large head of white foam that lasts for a minute or two before subsiding. Aroma is very faint; a hint of light malt and rice with some sweetness. A whisper of stewed hops and a mild stale note in the background.

Tastes of light malt with a dry finish. Some rice/grain notes and mild stewed hops. A stale flavour in the background. Mouthfeel is light and watery, with prickly carbonation. An unpleasant harsh aftertaste - not nice.

Bah - another boring lager. All the consistency and flavour of water, along with some unpleasant undertones. Worthless; avoid it!

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1/5  rDev -63%

Photo of gilbert
3.5/5  rDev +29.6%

Photo of Nate
2.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of SocalKicks
3/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of WastingFreetime
2.33/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Reviewed from session notes.

A. Clear medium strength yellow color with a fading fizzy foam collar for a head, no lacing.

S. Vaguely grassy smell and thats it.

T. Initial gentle herbal bite resolves into a corn / rice minimal sweetness, which surprises me since the beer is called "super dry" It is, however, within splash damage distance of being super dry, so the target wasn't missed by a mile or anything like that. The finish does deliver the 'super dry' promised on the label.

M. Aggressive carbonation and lighter body, the crisp dry finish does deliver.

Photo of sd123
2.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of nate1357
2.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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

A- I couldn't see as it was in a bottle but I assume it's a standard light beer
S- nothing exciting. Smells like a bud or miller
T- A standard light beer. Consistent through out
M- High carbonation and refreshing

This has a look and feel of an American light beer. I'd only drink it at an Asian restaurant.

Photo of 2neardead
2/5  rDev -25.9%

Photo of Tumble
2.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Hanzo
2.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of cjac
2.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Ktmktm01
3.5/5  rDev +29.6%

Photo of Zachtheporter
2.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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2/5  rDev -25.9%

Photo of Brushkanna
1.5/5  rDev -44.4%

Photo of flagmantho
2.68/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from 633mL bottle into a Pilsner glass.

Appearance: pale golden hue with a clear body and a ton of effervescence. Head poured two thick fingers of frothy white foam and has decent retention. Pretty good for the style.

Smell: light malt aroma with a little bit of noble hop thrown in there. There's a bit of a plastic-like character which is not a good element, but it's not overpowering.

Taste: quite dry, as the name implies; there's a light graininess and a little bit of that plastic character remains. Not great, but could be worse.

Mouthfeel: extremely light body but a good effervescence at least makes it refreshing.

Overall: refreshing but not particularly tasty. Sometimes, though, that's all you need from a rice lager.

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2.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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2.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.25/5  rDev +20.4%

Asahi Super Dry from Asahi Breweries Ltd
64 out of 100 based on 1,179 ratings.