Asahi Super Dry | Asahi Breweries Ltd

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2.73/5
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1,578 Ratings
Asahi Super DryAsahi Super Dry
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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-15-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#46,416
Reviews:
543
Ratings:
1,578
pDev:
22.71%
Bros Score:
2.28
 
 
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Ratings: 1,578 |  Reviews: 543
Photo of AndreRus
1.51/5  rDev -44.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Just an awful Japanese light beer. Unfortunately it is by far the most popular beer in Japan.

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Photo of Harrison8
3.16/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear straw color with a finger of white foamy head. Head retention is fair. Aroma is light, hitting notes of rice, and herbal but nothing beyond that. Flavor profile is again - light. It hits notes of rice and a light herbal dose. Mouth feel is crisp, dry, and medium-thin. Overall, it's a simple rice lager, so not much in terms of aroma and flavor. It does make for a refreshing drink.

Served in a 16oz shaker pint. Draft. Reviewed from notes.

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Photo of Zopiac
2.41/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Can_has_beer
3.1/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of vinicole
2.8/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Bottle bought while eating Japanese at a restaurant. Clear straw. Low frothy head.
Lemony aroma. Some grain. but not much there really.
Minimal flavour profile. Demi-sec.
Light in carbonation and body.
Went well with the meal.

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Photo of RaulMondesi
3/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Like the indomitable snowman in the Andes, Asahi needs to be ICE COLD - and lemme tell you: mine is ice cold! Flavor? Still a bit windexy, but like Gary Payton in the 4th quarter, it ain’t that bad!

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Photo of Marvicsin
3/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of beersampler6
3/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Another safe, drinkable Japanese lager. Crisp and clean, faint notes of grain and malt with that underlying sweetness that seems to define this type of lager. Small amount of head, very faint aftertaste with little in the way of mouthfeel. Moderate carbonation at the beginning but fades quickly with time and as the beer begins to warm. Probably not as good as other Japanese counterparts (Kirin) but still easy enough to drink and enjoy at any time.

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Photo of Nass
2.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This is the first Japanese beer that I have tried. Really watery with a slight rice type of taste NO DATE on the bottle. I am not impressed with this. The Kirin Ichiban is much better. This is not an undrinkable beer but I am sure that this is not a staple in the Japanese beer market. Cheers! C- (70-74) score range

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Photo of calcutron
3.13/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jeffthepony
3/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of HeartPAC
3.06/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.15/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of WDWAoT
3/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of eppie82
2.05/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
2.84/5  rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BattleMonk
5/5  rDev +83.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Regardless of style, people frequently seem to judge every beer to the same degree of an Imperial IPA. Not everything has to be a hop or malt bomb. Read the BJCP guidelines "Bros". For a Pumpkin Spiced Pinot Noir Barrel Aged Imperial Sour, it's not all that complex. For an International Pale Lager, it's a nail on the head.

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Photo of TheCrowsEye
1.97/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of RBorsato
3.01/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
2.71/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of JamFuel
2.88/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear, very light yellow with a bit of fine head.

Smell is very light, just a little bit of malt and rye.

Taste is clean and crisp, slighty buttery. Very little bitterness.

Mouthfeel is thin to medium, well carbonated.

Not a bad beer at all, but very boring.

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Photo of garrusthegreat
2.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Antg8989
3.33/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Not as bad as everyone says.

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Photo of puck1225
2.83/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A bit of a boring beer. Poured a clear yellow into a tulip glass. Slight white head ok lacing. Sweet smell. Does not taste like much. A bit of sharpness at the finish. Not something I will go out of my way to drink. Rather have a Budweiser.

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Photo of bobbyfischer
2.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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Asahi Super Dry from Asahi Breweries Ltd
Beer rating: 2.73 out of 5 with 1,578 ratings