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
Ratings:
86
Reviews:
38
Avg:
2.87
pDev:
19.86%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
13
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 86 |  Reviews: 38
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1/5  rDev -65.2%

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1.25/5  rDev -56.4%

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 mikr
2/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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2/5  rDev -30.3%

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2/5  rDev -30.3%

Photo of firkingroovin
2.01/5  rDev -30%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

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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2.32/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

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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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 Dcunicelli
2.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of bigred89
2.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of Jack_Frost79
2.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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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2.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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