Asahi Draft (Jukusen) | Asahi Breweries Ltd

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

Brewed by:
Asahi Breweries Ltd
Japan | website

Style: Japanese Rice Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 11-20-2001

BEER STATS
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
85
Avg:
2.87
pDev:
29.62%
 
 
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5
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Reviews: 38 | Ratings: 85
Photo of Ellbert
3.65/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Crisp clear golden color with a decent white head. This vanishes fairly quickly leaving a little lace around the glass.

Smell: Sweet with a spicy hop zing. Not a lot of aroma but enough to make it seem interesting.

Taste: Not complex by any means but it is well balanced. The malt and hops show through with sweet and spicy. Very drinkable.

A decent moutfeel on this one too. There is a nice amount of carbonation for the style. I would have this again.

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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 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 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 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 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 freed
3.65/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Best...Canned....Lager...Yet.

12oz. aluminum can, can't handle 24 tonight. The can poured into a glass, surprising me with its hue. It's a deep golden, yet clear beer. Not much head, decent carbonation. Nice crisp malty, cereal smell, slight hop aroma.

The taste is quite crisp, and very clean, and quite full. Its a very pleasant working beer. I'll buy this again.

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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 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 Jason
3.2/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I have this one on occasion, mostly when I am in NYC at a sushi eaterie. Not much to the flavour or aroma, thin and dry but there are virtually no off flavours. Does a good job washing down excess wasbi and cleaning the palate for the next roll.

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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 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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Asahi Draft (Jukusen) from Asahi Breweries Ltd
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