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Asahi Draft (Jukusen) | Asahi Breweries Ltd

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Asahi Draft (Jukusen)Asahi Draft (Jukusen)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Asahi Breweries Ltd
Japan
asahibeer.co.jp

Style: Japanese Rice Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 11-20-2001

BEER STATS
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
86
Avg:
2.87
pDev:
29.97%
 
 
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Reviews: 38 | Ratings: 86
Photo of simmons
1.29/5  rDev -55.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

This Japanese super dry draft beer has an average pale color to it hardly any aroma to it. I’d like to say that there was a nice malt flavor to it but I couldn’t find any and the same goes for the hops. It kind of reminds me of Budweiser with it’s lack of taste and…well everything. I will hand it to them on the carbonation; they did manage to get that right. Over all stick to water or ice tea on this one it taste better.

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Photo of John
2.16/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I thought this beer had a strange winey flavor and aroma. Not bad mind you, just a bit odd. Mouthfeel is prickly due to high carbonation. Very dry finish. Tastes sort of like mixing a dry white wine with beer.

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Photo of RoyalT
2.18/5  rDev -24%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance – Clear and yellow in color with a decent head and a bit of carbonation.

Smell – Sharp grains and a hint of candy sweetness make up the nose of this lager.

Taste – This didn’t come out very well. The ricey flavor is strung out like a poor attempt at a Budweiser. The sweet finish is like rock candy or some other form of pure sugar.

Mouthfeel – There’s a bit of lively carbonation to this light-bodied beer, but not enough to distract the drinker from the awful taste.

Sinkability – I paid 3.99 for a bomber of this stuff. I think “asahi” is Japanese for “gotcha”.

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Photo of AlexJ
2.31/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A friend brought a bomber over to go with a sushi dinner I did. While certainly not a remarkable beer, it did go well with the sushi. It is very clean smelling, showing slight cereal and bready malts. It has a crisp, ricey dry flavor that for all intents and purposes could be a Michelob or Rolling Rock. It is very thin and watery, especially if your normal choices for brews are barleys, Belgians, and assorted hop bombs. I only had a small glass out of respect, but quickly moved on to a Victory Golden Monkey for the rest of the meal.

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Photo of marcpal
2.33/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle at Japanese fusion restaurant into pilsner glass.

A: Light and almost clear and water-like

S: Macro odor, not pleasant.

T: There is some hop appearance but for the most part its overly dry. Strong rice and corn taste and aftertaste. Metallic aftertaste.

M: Light and too much carbonation to enjoy. Metallic again.

D: Watery so you could put away a few but not all that pleasurable. Could be worse but definitely could be much better.

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Photo of Cylinsier
2.33/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours a light gold with a moderate white head that retains for a bit.

Smells a bit ricey and a bit malty, but not very strong.

The taste is mild and a little dry. No hops to speak of. Perhaps a bit bland.

Mouthfeel is smooth and thin. The carbonation doesn't really come through.

A so-so beer. I prefer a Sapporo over this for taste. Similar to a Kirin but a little drier.

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Photo of grynder33
2.43/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured a yellow reddish color, absolutely no head, There was a slight hop flavor, but otherwise thats it.Very dry aftertaste. Hop flavored seltzer water, nice for quenching your thirst, maybe cleasing your mouth during a hibatchi feast, but I like Sapporo better.

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Photo of Jordan
2.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Lemon peel, grapefruit, rye and wheat. Dry finish. Came in a 34oz silver can. "Japan's No. 1 Beer" I poored some into a glass but made a mess. Yellow tint, very carbonated head turned lumpy after a minute. Very drinkable.

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Photo of JudgeRoughneck
2.53/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

This one actually produces a thin, spongy head with some lacing. It is light transparent urine in color and has the faintest aroma of peaches. Biting astringincy brings in soapy, yeasty, and slight apple suggestions. OK but funky and the mouthfeel really stings like a bitch. This is way over carbonated.

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Photo of ekempey
2.57/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 1 Quart 1.8 oz can into an Allagash tulip glass,

As poured vigorously the beer creates a big 3 finger white head which reduces slowly with little lacing down the glass. The beer is a pale gold in color and smells of wheat barley and a faint hint of hops. The first taste is of lemon and some grainish notes. The beer lacks body behind it, and leaves a dry grainy after taste.

It is well drinkable, something that would go well on a hot summer day. There is an "umph" missing behind the taste as there is no real body to the beer. I would drink this again, but only if someone else was buying.

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Photo of BeerAngel
2.61/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Pours a clear bubbly pale yellow with a medium sized white head. A very faint aroma of a light earthy grain and very faint hops is barely evident in this brew. Again, the taste is very faint only revealing a carb bite, light hops, and faint earthy grain is all there is to this beer. It is labeled “Super Dry”…by whose standards??? Not dry and in fact it finishes weak, thin, and watery. It would go good with a spiced food. Perhaps a food that needs cooling down a bit. It is extremely drinkable, but not so desirable if that makes sense. Kampai!

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Photo of delta490
2.66/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A- pale gold with creamy white that lasts and leaves lacing; visible carbonation
S- not much. Some undefined malty sweetness but not much more than that
T-similar to smell. Sweetness with maybe a bit of hops bitterness on the finish. Again, nothing definable.
M- thinner and a little fizzy.
O- a pretty boring lager. Didn't disrupt my sushi but I wanted more from it.

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Photo of jimbotrost
2.68/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed 04-02-04 and taken from notes. pours a bright yellow, with a full white head. Aroma of grass fill the nose. Very light flavor, slight sweetness, Good body for the style, finishes very dry for style, rice, acidic tinny notes overtake at the finish but leaves this an okay drinkable beer.

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Photo of stevecee2003
2.73/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I liked this beer more than I thought I would. It is a silver bottle, announcing "super dry", and so it is.

It pours like a lager, with some fizz and head, but nothing special. It settles into an amber colour, and sits well.

The taste and smell is that of a tried and true amber. Easy to drink and not too obtrusive. Only the hint of hops. But again it was easy to drink. Perhaps a good "session" beer for some.

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Photo of UncleFrank
2.81/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Having Sushi tonight so I decided to pick up a beer of the Orient to go along with it. 16 ounce brown bottle labeled "Super Dry". I dont know what that is supposed to mean so I'll look at it like a traditional lager. Let's see.
The color is clear straw yellow with a white fluffy head that disappears quickly. Big fish-eye like bubbles of carbonation are visable.
Aroma is so clean its barely there. Hints of light adjuncts are present. No hop aroma at all.
The body is thin and bubblly. The taste is clean. No flaws other than a ginger-ale like taste that fades quickly. Sweet lager with no specific charecters and then its gone. Overall its a clean lager that went well with my sushi. Its very drinkable, but there are better versions of the style out there.

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Photo of beersarang
2.83/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours the a straw color with a white had that dissapates quickly, nice bubbles cascading upwards.

Smells like grains and some hops.

Upfront mild rice flavor with a nice dry hop bitterness. Finishes metallic, unpleasant.

Smooth drinking, assertive carbonation pairs well with sushi or grilled dishes.

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Photo of TerryW
2.83/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pretty common stuff. Clear pale yellow, lots of carbonation, short head that dissapates quickly.

Aroma and flavour is simple malt and grains. Not much in the way of hops. Crisp but light on the palate. Good enough to go with a meal, but nothing special in and of itself.

Simple and competent.

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Photo of GuinnessSmurf
2.86/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a mild Golden color with an active carbonation that produced no head.

It has the odor of heavily processed barley and rice. Very sweet smelling.

The flavor is surpisingly large. Imagine that one best component of any typical American macrobrew and intensify it by about 3x and you'll get Asahi. Still, the taste is quick and fades from your mouth as though you drank water.

This is a good beer if you are just looking for something light with dinner that you don't want to interfere with your food or to engage your tongue at all. If you're looking for a light palette cleanser other than water, this is not a bad choice.

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Photo of Eric_Standard
2.87/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Had this on tap at Gyu-Kaku in downtown Vancouver, poured into a frosted pint glass (they only had frosted glasses).

Appearance: Pale gold with a narrow, yet creamy white head. Medium carbonation.

Smell: Very mild, did not pick up much, but to be fair I was in a busy restaurant surrounded by grilling meat. We had not started grilling at our table however.

Taste: Also very mild, hints of sweetness, hints of bitterness, hints of this or that, but no central flavour jumps out, besides a slightly stronger malty taste. It does work well for what it is however, and finishes nice, dry, and crisp.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and fresh, went well with the slightly heavy food it accompanied. A bit thin.

Overall: A serviceable beer, nothing spectacular, but it's a nice simple drink that goes well with grilled meats. It's fine for what it is, but I'm not going to be craving it any time soon.

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Photo of dbaker61
2.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pale yellow color, quite light. One finger of head which was fizzy not creamy, and gone in about a minute. Left no lacing.

Smell: Very light aroma of rice, not much else.

Taste: Typical adjunct flavor, most of what I get is rice. Just a touch of hops, little malt flavor.

Mouthfeel: Subtle would be kind. Not much body, finishes dry.

Drinkability: Easy to drink. Should go well with many kinds of food; no flavor to interfere with your appreciation of the food. On the other hand, there's not enough to entice me to drink more than this one. Ordinary, but not objectionable.

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Photo of FrothyBeverage
2.92/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This beer had a pale golden piss color with a very frothy head. Plenty of lace left behind on glass. Many Many bubbles. The smell was very faint with a bready yeasty smell. The taste is very light and smooth, mellow if you will. Some what watered down. The mouth feel is smooth and slick in the mouth. It goes down smooth and fast, defiantely a chuggable beer.

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Photo of Jayli
2.95/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Went to Sakoru in South Windsor, CT tonight.
This beer poured a clear pale yellow, lots of carbonation, short head that dissapates quickly.
The scent was not all that impressive. Aroma and flavour is simple malt and grains. Not much in the way of hops. Crisp but light on the tongue. Good enough to go with a meal, but nothing special in and of itself. It goes down very easily - so to sit with a meal it works very well.

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Photo of Loki
3/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sampled in a 12 oz bottle.

Poured a clear yellow with a small, white head and no head retention.

I detected mild aromas of corn, sweet malt, and some grains.

The taste was very simple with flavors of malt and grain. There was nothing bad or good and definitely nothing surprising. Not a bad choice to have at a Japanese steak house if there are no micros available.

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Photo of tavernjef
3/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Color is a clear yellow with a medium foamy head with divets and leaves tiny patches of lace. Smells faintly of sweet malt grain and a hop, just barely. Taste is thinned out malt with a hint of sweetness and a super light hop. Mostly watered down and empty light to medium body with no hold or body. Not so good, not so bad either.

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Photo of BeardedBoffin
3.1/5  rDev +8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

The beer pours a dark yellow color with a nice even cap of foam floating above. The appearance is typical of an adjunct lager. The aroma is mainly bready. The flavor is light and clean save a few hints of husk. The adjunct emerges a little more as it warms. Nothing extraordinary here, but it would do well washing down Japanese fare.

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Asahi Draft (Jukusen) from Asahi Breweries Ltd
2.87 out of 5 based on 86 ratings.
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