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Asahi Orion - Asahi Breweries Ltd

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Asahi OrionAsahi Orion

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13 Ratings
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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 2.95
pDev: 24.75%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Asahi Breweries Ltd visit their website

Style | ABV
Japanese Rice Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: sfprint on 10-02-2011)
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Reviews by Georgiabeer:
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2.25/5  rDev -23.7%

Georgiabeer, May 12, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of sfprint
2.78/5  rDev -5.8%

A: Slightly bright tea golden orange. Has an almost medicinal look. Uniform mild rising carbonation, but no head. Transparent.
S: Ricey malt, implies honey, light to medium degree of fragrance.
T/M: Dry, which implies a sourness, very mild carbonation, fiarly light in flavor, or weak rather. certainly tea like, more on the bitter side, not sweet. There is a sourness to it but not a specific flavor attached to that sourness.
O: Uninteresting, not special. I haven't tried very many of Asahi's 40 or so varieties, but part of me wonders if the rest are similar.

sfprint, Oct 02, 2011
Photo of tone77
2.63/5  rDev -10.8%

Poured from an 11.2 oz. can. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is virtually odorless, not much of anything. Taste is mild, some malts, bland, finishes dry. Feels light in the mouth and overall this beer is very weak and not worth seeking out.

tone77, Jun 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev +1.7%

tommy5, Sep 13, 2013
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3.6/5  rDev +22%

SD0430, Aug 20, 2014
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1.85/5  rDev -37.3%

I agree with the previous review, so I won't go into detail. Just wanted to add that I have tried 7 or 8 of Asahi's various flavors and they are indeed pretty much the same. For some reason, I keep buying the special editions or ones that I don't see as often, as was the case with the Orion, but they always let me down. Compared to most other average Japanese beers, Asahi is definitely done well, but for a girl who grew up on micros from the Pacific NW and watched Ninkasi get started, they all lack complexity.

Atropheus, Nov 07, 2012
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2/5  rDev -32.2%

ygtbsm94, Mar 17, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -15.3%

beerbtl, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of Raziel313
3.25/5  rDev +10.2%

Raziel313, Sep 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +52.5%

DaryleEverett, Jul 21, 2014
Photo of Zond
3/5  rDev +1.7%

Zond, Jun 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +35.6%

shigg85, Jan 31, 2012
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3/5  rDev +1.7%

nickfl, Nov 16, 2011
Asahi Orion from Asahi Breweries Ltd
75 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.