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Asahi Black (Kuronama) - Asahi Breweries Ltd

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Asahi Black (Kuronama)Asahi Black (Kuronama)

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BA SCORE
81
good

247 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 247
Reviews: 120
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 12.99%
Wants: 10
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
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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1.75/5  rDev -50.6%

phishbone23, Jan 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

djaeon, Dec 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

dog-ear, Dec 21, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +34.2%

EthansBeer, Dec 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

KalanM, Nov 29, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Atropheus, Nov 07, 2012
Photo of arfenhouse
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

arfenhouse, Oct 29, 2012
Photo of BlackHaddock
2.05/5  rDev -42.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

334cl bottle poured @ home into a Westmalle chalice during October 2012, just after it's best before date.

Deep ruby red body with thinning tanned head on top: the head becoming a wisp and collar a bit too quickly for my liking.

Struggled to find any aroma at all: hints of maltiness as it warmed I suppose.

The taste was too close towards a Pepsi Cola with alcohol for me. Wasn't impressed at all. It had almost the same texture and body feel as well.

BlackHaddock, Oct 25, 2012
Photo of Hardcore
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Hardcore, Oct 22, 2012
Photo of YamagamiTravis
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

YamagamiTravis, Oct 19, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

alesaram, Oct 16, 2012
Photo of schopenhauerale
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

schopenhauerale, Oct 11, 2012
Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.33/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A 334ml bottle with a BB of Oct 2012. Purchased from a supermarket some time back. Imported from Japan - a pleasant surprise as Asahi Super Dry lager is contract brewed over here. The bottle cap says 'munich type', and the ingredients include maize and rice.

Poured into a tulip pint glass. A deep reddish-brown hue that appears black unless held to the light. Low carbonation. Yields a huge head of creamy tan foam that lasts for a while before reducing to a thin surface layer. Aroma of sweet dark malt with notes of caramel, dried fruit, a hint of brown sugar, faint chocolate and mild stewed hops. Not bad.

Tastes of sweet dark malt with a mild bitter finish. Notes of roasted grain, caramel, dried fruit, brown sugar and stewed hops. Whispers of chocolate and coffee aromas in the background. Quite dry, with a restrained bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth and thick, with light, tingly carbonation. Aftertaste of sweet dark malt and hints of dried fruit.

A decent dark lager, particularly coming from such a large brewery. It looks great, and the aroma is relatively complex. The flavour is OK but lacklustre - some vitality is missing . Nice, smooth body. Pleasant and easy-drinking; I could imagine having this again. Worth trying.

jazzyjeff13, Oct 10, 2012
Photo of harpus
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

harpus, Sep 30, 2012
Photo of LampertLand
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Asahi Black (Munich Type) @ 5.0% from a single 334 ml bottle
A-pours very dark brown/black with some ruby hints along the glass edge , with a fine cola head that leaves some small lacing along the pint glass
S-hints of cherries , roasted malts
T-a rich and smooth taste of sweet chocolate , a very nicely balanced beer
MF-low carbonation , medium bodied
Ov-a good beer , not great but certainly nothing bad either , give one a go

cheers LampertLand

LampertLand, Sep 22, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

beerpadawan, Sep 16, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

Dieck, Sep 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

DioS, Aug 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

t0rin0, Aug 18, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

zduerr, Aug 17, 2012
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2/5  rDev -43.5%

juliannemo34, Aug 07, 2012
Photo of flyingpig
3.6/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A black beer with a bubbly, tan brown coloured head on top that settles as a thin, patchy lacing after about a minute.

Very dark with lots of strong malts coming through with a good amount of chocolate and toffee. It also has some spice, a sweet sugar aroma and a touch of nut with some bread and very light alcohol right at the end.

Strong roasted barely flavour to begin with along with some nice roasted malts and good amounts of spice. There is a some mild alcohol notes and and a nice, rich chocolate flavour to it.

Light side of medium bodied with a nice amount of spice to it and good, solid carbonation and a nice tang to it.

An excellent beer all round without really excelling in any one area individually. The flavours and aroma were well balanced and complimented each other quite well without overpowering you and the drink was very smooth.

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flyingpig, Aug 04, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Orion1, Aug 03, 2012
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5/5  rDev +41.2%

JDS, Jul 30, 2012
Asahi Black (Kuronama) from Asahi Breweries Ltd
81 out of 100 based on 247 ratings.