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Asahi Select | Asahi Breweries Ltd

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-10-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,445
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
73
pDev:
17.92%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 73 |  Reviews: 32
Reviews by jamiejohnson:
Photo of jamiejohnson
2.83/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This Canadian lager with the Japanese name pours out exposing an Octoberfest-like color that preps the tastebuds for an upcoming malty delight. Unfortunately it doesn't deliver. I guess it isn't that bad of a brew after two of these, but I'll never buy it again. It's a bit thin and makes me appreciate the mainstays that reside in my frig. Kinda reminds me of xx xx, an old high school tease I knew. She was a beaut and I enjoyed my time with her, but she ultimately left me unsatisfied.

Look'n good,
What's in store?
Leaves you look'n
For a little more.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

The label on this says it is an amber ale (in English). An interesting beer. It's extremely toasty and malty on the nose with a tangy malty thing on the flavor as well. This beer seems like they were going for something a bit different than the standard yellow stuff Asahi normally puts out. Did they accomplish something? Sure. It's a bit light for me, but I realize that this beer is geared more towards a mass market that is used to much lighter beers.

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Photo of t2grogan
3/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.06/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mora2000
2.35/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

The beer pours an amber color with a white head. The aroma is a mix of grain and toffee with not too much else going on. Fairly bland smelling. The flavor is also bland. Other than a ton of sweet, sugary grain, I get next to nothing. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. The beer is not offensive, but there are really no positives to be found here. Not one to seek out.

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Photo of Yuuki
4.71/5  rDev +53.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Asahi Select is such a beer with so much body, its hard to drink casually. I normally start on Asahi Super Dry and then go to Select once my palette has been set. It has a nice Sweetness and Bold Flavor. Unlike any I have ever had and will drink this beer on special occasions.

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Photo of chinchill
3.25/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appears a transparent golden amber with a smallish bone head of brief duration.

Smell: average quality but not average quantity. Aroma is like a pilsner with some odd additions I can't identify, but in the floral/fruity area. Hints of toffee and bread.

Taste largely follows aroma but more fruity than floral. Sweet balance. Weak finish and aftertaste -- one factor that encourages consumption with a meal rather on its own.

Mouthfeel: medium-light bodied; semi-dry and lightly crisp on the finish; good carbonation.

O - a bit different. Worth a try with a meal.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.58/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Asahi Select pours a dark amber bordering on copper colored body beneath a fluffy head of white foam. The head retention is quite good and it leaves beautiful sheets of lace about the glass.

The nose offers some very nice, delicately toasty malt but little in the way of hops.

It's decidedly crisp in the mouth with a brisk carbonation and medium-light body.

The flavor reveals more of the toasty and slightly sweet malt found in the nose, in fact, it's distinctly malty. And it's also backed by grassy and floral hop flavors. It's balanced by a solid bitterness, and it has a mineral-like dryness to it. It's similar to a Vienna lager, but not quite as rounded.

Nicely balanced and well brewed.

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Photo of fthegiants
2.25/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of ordybill
3.75/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a clear golden amber with a small white head. The aroma is malt and floral hops. The taste closely resembles the aroma and is not bad. An average beer.

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Photo of TheResidentialOP
3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of russpowell
3.91/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours bronze/amber with 2 fingers of white head. Great lacing & good head retention

S: A hint malt & some mustyness, a little sweet malt & caramel creep in as it warms

T: A hint a of caramel malt sweetness & then a little fruit & grain. A little choclate sneaks in & then citrus peel (lemon). Doesn't tie together very well at all.

MF: Medium bodied, a little prickly in the carbonation& balanced okay

Drank okay, better than most japanse beers I've had on the mainland (still love sapporro black in the can). Try this with an open mind

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Photo of BeerZack
2.65/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

This one is pretty dark and attractive looking for the category; nice copper color that pours a decent head which doesn't last but leaves some lacing.

Smells of sweet slightly roasted malt, distinctly caramel note.

Soft and smooth malty flavor thats balanced by a slight dryness throughout, getting a bit drier on the finish; highly carbonated, but no stinging bubbles...

I find it hard to talk about taste without the mouthfeel, as the MF makes up a good amount of the overall taste impression on these Euro pale lagers. Overall, this was one of the less drinkable EPL's in my flight.

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Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a caramel color with a small head. There is a strong smell of malts, not much else. Taste is also primarilly of malts, some notes of hops. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and has good drinkability. Overall this makes for a good quality beer.

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Photo of WaterCzar
2.25/5  rDev -26.7%

Photo of Goldndomer
3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of enelson
3.89/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ClayO
3.5/5  rDev +14%

Photo of claybeer
2.55/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

The select is defiantly a step up from the Asahi Dry. There is some more color to this beer. It has a darker yellow color and the white head shows up at first. Then it disappears quickly. I don't pick up anything on the nose but some malt is present on the palate that adds a little sweetness. There is no finish on this beer. If you had some spicy Asian foods to pair this beer with it might not be bad. It defiantly would not compete with the flavors of the food but it does not do well standing alone.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.15/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Asahi Brewmaster's Select has a thin, off-white head, a clear, somewhat bubbly, amber appearance, and a little bit of lacing left behind. The aroma is of sweet, bready malt, and the flavor is of sweetness, bread crust, cooked carrots, and a slight bittereness. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Asahi Brewmaster's Select finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, and highly chug-able. Overall, this is worth checking out, but it is overpriced ($11.99 for a six-pack).

RJT

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Photo of javiernano
3/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Gusler
3/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Upon the pour, a golden bronze color with an average head, creamy white, and after its erosion, the lace forms a thin concealing sheet. Nose is sweet malt, a very mild hint of hops; start is malt sweet with a touch of spicy bitterness at the back, light to medium feel. Prickly acidity, hops light but present, very dry lingering aftertaste, a drinkable beer, and one suited for a hot day, when the lawn needs a trim, or in my case when I wash off the rocks, desert landscape don’t you know. Lol

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Photo of spreadword
3.03/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of weeare138
3.77/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appears a semi transparent gold with a small white cap that quickly fizzles out. Tiny speckles of lacing stick to the sides of the glass.
Smell is of malted barley, caramel, light toffee, light nuts, & biscuit.
Taste is of the aromas with a nutty, malty, Munich, and caramel jumping right out. Nice!
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, sweet up front and semi dry on the crisp finish.
I would enjoy a sixer of these.

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Photo of mpalestino
3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

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Asahi Select from Asahi Breweries Ltd
Beer rating: 3.07 out of 5 with 73 ratings
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