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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

252 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 252
Reviews: 120
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 12.99%
Wants: 12
Gots: 16 | 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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Photo of rflips86
3/5  rDev -15.3%

rflips86, Mar 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

ayatsato, Mar 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

dbarny76, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of goochpunch
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.

goochpunch, Mar 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Jerseyislandbeer, Mar 07, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +34.2%

Samir79, Mar 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

BrewBros, Feb 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

vcoggins, Feb 21, 2014
Photo of Offa
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.

Offa, Feb 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Gagnonsux, Feb 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

cgrunin, Feb 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13%

tugdriver7, Jan 30, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

kvgomps, Jan 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13%

bigbeerfan, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of Schmoog
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Schmoog, Jan 18, 2014
Photo of Florida9
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.

Florida9, Jan 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

jscheuf, Dec 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

-ronin-, Dec 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

BubalooBrewMaster, Dec 18, 2013
Photo of Minkybut
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.

Minkybut, Dec 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

BillRoth, Dec 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

Coastal_Brew, Dec 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

ygtbsm94, Nov 15, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

gritz147, Oct 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

viewtiful, Oct 15, 2013
Asahi Black (Kuronama) from Asahi Breweries Ltd
81 out of 100 based on 252 ratings.