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Asahi Dry Black - Asahi Breweries Ltd

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Asahi Dry BlackAsahi Dry Black

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27 Ratings
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Ratings: 27
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.21
pDev: 15.89%
Wants: 0
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Euro Dark Lager |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Hoppsbabo on 01-30-2013

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Ratings: 27 | Reviews: 5
Reviews by Fatehunter:
Photo of Fatehunter
3.44/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours two fingers of foamy tan head on a black body.
The aroma has an attempt at roasted malt... but has a mostly dry grain smell.
The taste has some roasted malt notes, mellow sweetness throughout but not overpowering. Retains a good balance.
The texture is smooth and lighter with lower carbonation.
An easy drinking black beer.

More User Reviews:
Photo of JoeAmerican77
2.11/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2

Poured from a can I bought from the AAA store on Okinawa. Two fingers of head on top of dark rootbeer quickly melt away leaving no lacing. The nose holds tin, wet grain and light malts, it has that MBC stadium beer smell.
The flavor offers more than the nose, but is still very mild. If corn grits, white rice and seltzer water made a child the child would taste like this beer. There is a brief bitterness in the background which I would assume is from hops. Medium body and big bubbles are what I find the most enjoyable part of this beer.

Overall I would not recommend this beer, but hey, you may enjoy it.

Photo of indiecx
2.03/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

So, I'll begin; I'm a Washington native, and have lived in the NL, been to Brugge, drink craft beer like all the time. With that said, this is going to be skewed; though, in my opinion, all beer is beer.

I poured this thing out after drinking about 80ml, which is a shame, because it cost 210yen; hardly justifiable. Between $2-3 is the price all beers go for at supermarkets and convenience stores in Japan. I just can't reconcile with putting garbage into my body for two dollars.

Anyways, why I poured it out? Taste was like every cheap lager you could imagine; with the death liquid from Prometheus' appearance. The scent, yeah, non existent. The taste, bitter, no after taste; utter crap.

For those of you seeking some depth as to why the big four Japanese beer companies are essentially the same, I just wrote a research paper in regards to this. In short, Asahi is the go to consumer marketing beer; more so than others. Super dry was designed and styled to catch materialistic people's attention, merely desiring the culture of beer after work, and a light taste to wash down food. It is very light, and is very popular among Japanese women for this; which the beer industry largely began to cater towards after the 1960s, and especially after the early 2000s with worker equality. The other beers, mind you, are not much better. Japan has some good micro brews like Baird, Swan Lake, etc; but far too few and very expensive due to the tax, importing of ingredients, protectionism of crap companies like Asahi, etc.

Long story short, save the 200 yen if you're here and buy something good, like tea or something used at BookOff.

Photo of Hoppsbabo
2.96/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

I wasn't too sure where to place this lager but I guess it's close to European dark. The can has "karakuchi" written on it which according to Wikipedia means "fully attenuated" or "dry beer".

A: As dark ruby as can be without being black. Initially a good off-white head.

S: Dark malts and a rubber/straw odour I associate with certain hefeweizens.

T: Dry, cardboard and a touch of ginger. Some lemony citrus in the aftertaste. Overall pretty hollow.

M: Light and a touch frothy.

O: Er, no. It seems this drink may only be available in East Asia. It wouldn't win over any discerning beer drinkers on the other side of the world. Certainly not the best Japan has to offer.

Photo of Munich1bier
3.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Very dry almost to the point of being bitter. There was not the mellow smooth taste of my favorite German Beers. For me it did not add to my enjoyment of the meal or for a nice refreshing drink. Was disappointed that it lack a fullness that I was expecting. Would not order it again.

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Asahi Dry Black from Asahi Breweries Ltd
76 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.