Asahi Super Dry - Asahi Breweries Ltd

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1,162 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,162
Reviews: 451
rAvg: 2.71
pDev: 22.88%
Wants: 10
Gots: 103 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Japanese Rice Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-15-2002)
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3/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +29.2%

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3.53/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

12 Oz Brown Bottle into a Flute
A - Pale Yellow with lots of fizzy carbs and very light head
S - Grassy and bland, not much here
T- Light sweetness, granny smith apples, bitter herb
M - Super crisp, dry and snappy, ultra refreshing
O - Good choice with sushi and spicy food

Photo of ABVerageJoe
2.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

A - Pours a very clear yellow/champagne color with a very light appearance and lots of tiny champagne bubbles. A nice 3 finger head which left behind foam-like lacing on the edges of the pint glass composed of those same tiny bubbles.

S - Not much going on in the smell, midly malty with a slight rice smell.

T - Very very smooth and dry and light. Refreshing and reminds me of Rolling Rock. Mostly just malt and a hint of rice, watered down. I wouldn't drink this for the taste.

M - Dry and clean. A pure feel that is almost cleansing with very little aftertaste. It could be paired with delicate foods.

Overall - I liked it. I would rather drink Rolling Rock for the crisp and pale refreshment and not Asahi. Wouldn't pay a lot for it, but it was crisp as hell. Probably a 2nd place in the "If it were super hot outside and I were a sweaty mess and I wanted one beer to go down easy" contest.

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2.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - A bit dull in appearance. Medium gold in color. Foamy white head the disappears instantly. Just a few bubbles of carbonation can be seen floating to the top. No lacing. Average at best.

S - Grains and some skunkiness. Picking up some faint hops. You really have to dig for it though. Not really much going on here either.

T - Light on taste. What a surprise. Actually more malty than anything. There is an unpleasant sweetness to it with not enough bitterness.

M - Feels like a Budweiser.

O - Just a bellow average beer. Nothing offensive though. Its drinkable but there really isnt a good reason to. At 8.99 a six pack you can do better.

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2/5  rDev -26.2%

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2.45/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

A - Pours a light clear yellow with a small white head thats almost non-existent, no lacing.

S - Hops, straw,and a little bread not much going on.

T - Light hops and soggy rice water this really disappoints me, the Tsingtao that I had a few days ago was so much better this was really a let down.

M - Light bodied with stingy carbonation.

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4/5  rDev +47.6%

Photo of megahurts4
3.63/5  rDev +33.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5


Appearance: pale straw yellow, medium head, and some good lacing.

Smell: grains, orange peel, and honey.

Taste: grains, slight hops, and a faint honey sweetness.

Mouthfeel: medium-light.

This is a decent brew. It is fairly light, but still possesses a good amount of flavor.

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3/5  rDev +10.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.1/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3


Bottle at Ahi Sushi while waiting for a to go order. This is just the sort of thing I need to keep the involuntary convulsions at bay until I get home and can properly medicate with a growler of Imperial Stout.

A: Pale yellow with an impressive two inches of long lasting white foam. The secret is in the fine creamy foam, perhaps.

S: Grainy malt with rice and a dash of cracker. There are faint flowery notes.

T: It doesn't have much flavor. A little grain and some biscuit. There's a low bitterness and a little rice. The finish is dry and clean.

M: Light body with high carbonation. The mouthfeel is dry and crisp.

Overall: Insipid but not bad. It grieves my heart to realize that I'd rather drink this than some of the beer that some local breweries produce.

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2/5  rDev -26.2%

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2.63/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tasted On: 12-30-2011
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle
Glassware: Pilsner glass
Purchased: Single from World Market

The label says this was brewed by Molson in Canada under contract.

A: Bright, clear light golden color, with a few bubbles seen streaming from the glass bottom. The head starts out huge at about 5 fingers, and features a good amount of lacing and fair retention.

S: Clean aroma, with pilsner-like malt character. Has a hay or grassy aspect to it as well. Not overly pleasant.

T: Light malts and a metallic flavor are the words that come to mind. Very little in the way of bitterness.

M: Crisp lager feel, with a high level of carbonation on a thin body. Finish is clean and dry, but not what I'd call "super dry" as it has some residual sweetness. Aftertaste is more of the metallic taste.

O: An OK, but overall disappointing beer; however this would make a decent thirst quencher on a hot day.

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2/5  rDev -26.2%

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3/5  rDev +10.7%

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3/5  rDev +10.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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2/5  rDev -26.2%

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2/5  rDev -26.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.08/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Coming in a 500ml slim brown bottle, with no BB date available; served cold in a weizen glass.

A: pours a dark yellow-ish straw colour, which comes with lively carbonation and a slowly dissipating white fluffy head.
S: initially, the nose is like that of a German Helles lager, with light maltiness and floral hop aroma; as it breathes, more assertive sweetness from grains prevails, along with a lightly doughy as well as “plastic” edge at the tail.
T: very mild maltiness - almost like English pale malts plus corns - dominates the foretaste, coupled with notes of boiled yum, very light floral German hops and a touch of doughy sourness typical of a lager beer; the finish has lingering yum-ish or grain-ish undertones, plus noticeable traces of rough bitterness from hops or hop extracts, yet not particularly “dry” as the name of the beer indicates.
M&D: carbonation is lower than meets the eye, remaining moderate actually, while the body is light for 5%abv. without going thin. To be fair, this “Japanese Rice Lager” is not of lower quality than brands like Bud or Coors, which show far more obvious thin-ish impacts of rice adjuncts. This beer actually shows some balance and a surprising presence of appealing maltiness in the middle. That said, I guess this beer would go down well with (any kind of) food rather than being enjoyed on its own.

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3/5  rDev +10.7%

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2/5  rDev -26.2%

Asahi Super Dry from Asahi Breweries Ltd
64 out of 100 based on 1,162 ratings.