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Clear Asahi - Asahi Breweries Ltd

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BA SCORE
77
okay

12 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 12
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Asahi Breweries Ltd visit their website
Japan

Style | ABV
Happoshu |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: biboergosum on 09-28-2010)
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Reviews by sfprint:
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3.7/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Odd carbonation. Not very beer like. More like a sparkling apple juice. Color is a somewhat dull gold. No head.
S: Bready/ricey malt. Definitely ricey. slightly vinegary.
T/M: A sturdy sting of carbonation on the tongue. Refreshing but not particularly flavorful. Oddly enough, I must say that I like it, despite it not being interesting. Although extremely mild, the flavor is nice. If other water beers tasted like this, I would be much more enthusiastic about drinking them. Nothing offensive about it. Almost like tea.
O: Excellent water beer. I wish this was commonly available here, very easy to drink with dinner or whenever.

sfprint, Sep 20, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of biboergosum
2.98/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A friend of mine brought this back from Japan - apparently it's a pretty new offering from Asahi, for the burgeoning 'near-beer' market there. The can says that it's brewed with 'select barley malt, hops, and grains'. It doesn't say how much, but it sounds like beer to me...

This 'near-beer' pours a clear, pale straw colour, with two fingers of thin, soda-pop bubbly head, which dissipates before my eyes, and leaves no lace in its haste. It smells of mild sweet grain, some skunky hops, and a bit of rubbing alcohol. The taste is more sweet grain, kind of a blend of barley, corn, and rice, and who knows what else, with a slight metallic alcohol edge. The carbonation is on the low side, the body medium weight, a tad watery, smooth, and only hints at being cloying. It finishes fairly dry, some mild weedy hops lingering.

Well, this seems very much like a pretty plain, inoffensive lager, and quite easy to put back, which I suppose is the whole point. If the malt bill is that much lower than actual beer, I'd be curious to know what all those much thinner, skunkier 'real' beers out there have going on under the hood.

biboergosum, Sep 28, 2010
Photo of mdaschaf
3.03/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Huge thanks to johnnnniee for sending this my way! Last style needed!

A: Pours a clear golden color with a white fizzy head that reduces very quickly and leaves behind no lacing at all. Lots of carbonation bubbles released from the bottom.

S: Just a hint of that skunk, but its gone very quickly. Gives way to a little sweetness and some rice adjunct.

T: Rather bland overall. A little bit sweet malt and some rice. There is a hint of fruit in there, a little apple possibly.

M: Light bodied with medium carbonation, can feel it a little bit on my tongue. Overall it is rather thin though.

O: Nothing really wrong with it, and better than the Japanese rice lagers that I have had thus far. Would be interested in trying more in the style actually, to see if there are any major differences, though I doubt it.

mdaschaf, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of tone77
3.13/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

O boy, another new beer to try here in Tokyo. Poured from a 11.2 oz. can. Has a light golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is dominated by malts. Taste is malty, slightly sweet, refreshing and easy drinking. Feels light in the mouth and overall, while nothing special, is a servicable beer.

tone77, Jun 19, 2013
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Clear Asahi from Asahi Breweries Ltd
77 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.