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Asahi Black (Kuronama) - Asahi Breweries Ltd

Asahi Black (Kuronama)Asahi Black (Kuronama)

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BA SCORE
81
good

204 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 204
Reviews: 113
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 12.71%


Brewed by:
Asahi Breweries Ltd visit their website
Japan

Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
"a premium dark ale."

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 06-01-2002)
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Zimbo

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.35/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Forms an easy head and keeps a fine line of head for the duration of the glass this is black but with many reddish brown highlights. Medium roasty flavour, some sweetness and a quick dash of treacle but slightly on the dilute side. Thinnish and easy drinking. Reminscent of Labatt Velevet Cream Porter but without the shrilling zing.
Terribly OK.
This beer has been terribly miscateogrised on BA. A bottom fermented black lager is as much an English Stout as sake. Total BS.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2011 19:39:57 | More by Zimbo
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The-Jolly-Imbiber

Antarctica

3.04/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

334 mL poured into a tall, pilsner glass.

A nice smell came from the 4-finger head which covered a dark, brown-red body. Some light could be seen through the body. Aroma was the typical smell you get from dark beers, though at first some metallic scents were present.

This beer had a decent dark-beer taste, though with some metal tinge at first. This metallic flavour gave way to some bitterness that took its place. This beer is bitter (for my tastes), but still good. No cocoa flavour that I've come to expect from darker beers, and not much roastiness. It's more of a bitter fruitiness.

Faint carbonation.

Overall, an okay beer. Given a choice among several dark beers in a bar or restaurant, this would not be what I'd order (I'd rather get, say, a Guiness). However, if it were the only dark beer offered (which was the case in this restaurant), I'd get it again. One thing became clear, though: This doesn't pair well with sushi. (I'm not sure any beer would.)

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2014 00:55:08 | More by The-Jolly-Imbiber
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Seattle_Suds

Washington

4/5  rDev +13%

04-06-2014 23:37:14 | More by Seattle_Suds
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rflips86

California

3/5  rDev -15.3%

03-23-2014 21:24:29 | More by rflips86
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ayatsato

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

03-18-2014 19:33:29 | More by ayatsato
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dbarny76

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

03-15-2014 17:58:20 | More by dbarny76
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goochpunch

Texas

4.4/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours out a ruby-tinged deep brown with a thin head. Smells of chocolate, tobacco, caramel, honey, whole wheat bread. Tastes of dried fruits, wet pipe tobacco, burnt honey, and burnt toast. Finishes dry. Mouthfeel is light in the body with subdued carbonation. Overall, this is great, but I have a hard time paying $15 for a 6 of this.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2014 05:44:57 | More by goochpunch
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Jerseyislandbeer

Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

03-07-2014 21:57:01 | More by Jerseyislandbeer
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Samir79

California

4.75/5  rDev +34.2%

03-03-2014 16:52:56 | More by Samir79
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BrewBros

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

02-24-2014 21:24:27 | More by BrewBros
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vcoggins

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

02-21-2014 21:30:16 | More by vcoggins
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Offa

California

3.66/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a good black lager.

Deep brown, almost black, medium-big tan head steadily shrinks.

Aroma is toasty, hint of burnt toast & prunes but all very light.

Taste clean, light but tasty dark toast, hint of prunes & wine, light zesty bitterness. It's not complex, flavour is light but it's firm with some depth, a very good drinkable dark lager, clean with nice light bitterness to back it up.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2014 04:42:26 | More by Offa
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Gagnonsux

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

02-15-2014 20:25:27 | More by Gagnonsux
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cgrunin

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

02-05-2014 01:14:47 | More by cgrunin
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tugdriver7

Maryland

4/5  rDev +13%

01-30-2014 19:25:46 | More by tugdriver7
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kvgomps

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

01-22-2014 03:12:40 | More by kvgomps
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bigbeerfan

Illinois

4/5  rDev +13%

01-19-2014 01:55:16 | More by bigbeerfan
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Schmoog

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

01-18-2014 10:46:44 | More by Schmoog
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Florida9

Illinois

3.64/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Found this in a cooler of a Korean grocery. Never seen it before.

A: Black in color, but a thin black, somewhat translucent. Forms a moderate sized tan head. Decent retention, but does eventually fall to a thick ring around the edge.

S: Aroma is sweet and roasty. There is a slight milk-stout quality to the beer.

T: Taste reminds me of a sweet, light, black IPA. Roasty malts. Mild sweetness. Chocolate. A bit of dark fruit.

M: On the lighter side of medium. Low bitterness. Low carbonation.

O: An interesting find. Not a bad beer. Rather approachable. But nothing too complex or exciting either.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2014 16:13:19 | More by Florida9
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jscheuf

Illinois

3/5  rDev -15.3%

12-23-2013 17:43:27 | More by jscheuf
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-ronin-

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

12-19-2013 11:56:01 | More by -ronin-
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BubalooBrewMaster

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

12-18-2013 09:18:28 | More by BubalooBrewMaster
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Minkybut

Virginia

3.61/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I poured this really black brew into my tumbler at 40 degrees. The beer was uhhh black. I said That. The beer poured a really nice big head and I like that. The beer had a slight beer smell, oh I guess it should. Really could not come up with anything else. I liked the beer and its a good product that I believe I will will have to buy again.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2013 17:38:10 | More by Minkybut
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

12-07-2013 21:08:14 | More by BillRoth
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Coastal_Brew

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

12-03-2013 18:23:34 | More by Coastal_Brew
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Asahi Black (Kuronama) from Asahi Breweries Ltd
81 out of 100 based on 204 ratings.