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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
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#43,788
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
73
pDev:
17.92%
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3/5  rDev -2.3%

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3/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

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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2.96/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I poured this Brewmaster Select Asahi Amber Lager from a 12-oz. bottle into a collins glass because I didn't have any other glassware at the time. It has a a soapy stench, the usual boring light beer smell that's acidic with a vegetable hint, nothing surprising or outstanding. In the glass it barely holds a weak, bubbly head. It has an interesting light amber brown with a yellow frame, looks somewhat like an Amber ale at first glance, yet no cloudiness; the lacing is poor, as in like non-existant.

For a macrobrew pale lager, it has an appropriate level of carbonation and burn. The finish, though tasting good, feels boring, like the water run-off from a bowl of oatmeal. The taste really is not too bad, if you can get past the weird soapy flavor, it has an enjoyable but short-lived, grainy, almost wheat finish. It is disappointingly free from the bitterness of hops and the shock of alcohol. To compare it to its appropriate competition, it is superior in flavor to Coors, Sapporo, Kirin, Bud Light and definitely Miller Light without being hardly as refreshing.

Overall, this beer is okay for a light mass-produced lager. Although I enjoyed the overall color, the lacing was pathetic and the head was quick to dissipate. It does smell pretty bad, but the flavor is generally superior to most big name, mass-produced American lagers. Despite being grossly tangy, I enjoyed the finishing wheat taste to the competition's regular nastiness. I recommend drinking this beer slightly below room temperature, roughly between 55 and 65 degrees fahrenheit, to help emphasize its strengths, and if not at that temperature than icy cold to help cover up the gross soapy, tangy vegetable flavor. I would probably recommend it over any other light, vastly marketed Japanese or American macrobrew.

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4/5  rDev +30.3%

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3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

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2.25/5  rDev -26.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +14%

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3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +14%

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1.25/5  rDev -59.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -10.4%

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3/5  rDev -2.3%

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3/5  rDev -2.3%

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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2.75/5  rDev -10.4%

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3/5  rDev -2.3%

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3/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of bennetj17
3.28/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Ordered an Asahi while out eating Sushi, and to my suprise I got the Asahi Select, which wasn't half bad. The label says it is an Amber Lager, however it doesn't look very amber, more of a deep gold. Decent foamy head. Smells a bit malty, with some vinous fruit notes, mostly clean.

The taste is light and malty, and there is a distinct apple juice character. Finishes without much hop balance. It's a bit one dimensional in that respect, but much better than an American Macro lager. Alcohol seems low. The mouthfeel is decent, medium bodied with sharp carbonation.

Overall a decent beer, and if I was faced with a choice of typical gold Lagers to order with Sushi, I would choose this again. Any other time or place, however, I would probably overlook it.

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3/5  rDev -2.3%

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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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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2.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Asahi Select pours out of the bottle as a rich amber color with a bit of orange in a certain light. The smell of the beer is a bit yeasty, and has a good about of malt aromas too. There really isn't a whole lot of hop aroma at all. The flavor of the beer reminds me a little bit of a nut brown ale. It's also got an earthy flavor of dirt and wood. No hop bitterness from what I can tell in the flavor. The aftertaste is malty and dry. The mouthfeel just isn't on target for me. I think it's a little on the flat side which is a little disappointing. I wouldn't need to buy this beer again, but it was nice to try.

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