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Asahi Orion - Asahi Breweries Ltd

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Asahi OrionAsahi Orion

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BA SCORE
74
okay

11 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 11
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 2.75
pDev: 21.09%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Asahi Breweries Ltd visit their website
Japan

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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4/5  rDev +45.5%

01-31-2012 06:35:28 | More by shigg85
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2.63/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: can

06-21-2013 04:53:31 | More by tone77
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1.85/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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.

Serving type: can

11-07-2012 09:54:20 | More by Atropheus
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2.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: can

10-02-2011 23:19:33 | More by sfprint
Asahi Orion from Asahi Breweries Ltd
74 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.