Asahi Super Dry
Asahi Breweries Ltd

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Asahi Breweries Ltd
Japanese Rice Lager
Ranked #30
Ranked #29,998
2.81 | pDev: 22.78%
May 28, 2023
Feb 15, 2002
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Notes: Asahi Super Dry was a direct result of extensive market research which indicated a consumer preference for a more palatable beer with less maltiness, relatively high alcohol content and a light aftertaste, that paired well with the changing Japanese diet. With this insight Asahi used its brewing knowledge to develop a beer with a crisp bite, refreshing taste and clear finish to satisfied this requirement. Code named project FX, Asahi engineered a highly attenuated, highly carbonated pilsner. The later renamed product, Super Dry began sales on March 17th 1987 and gave birth to the dry beer category. The market success spawned similar competitor products and initiated what was known as the “Dry Wars” in Japan and a brief marketing fad for dry beers internationally. However Asahi has stood the test of time and now years later Super Dry continues it legacy as the world’s premier dry beer.

Special Yeast - Asahi # 318 is the proprietary ingredient used to give Super Dry its “dryness”. This special strand of yeast produces high attenuation during fermentation in conjunction with the choice grains.

Finest Ingredients – Asahi uses select grains and hops sourced worldwide based on strict criteria to maintain flavor consistency and promote sustainability. Barely with high starch content and both noble style bitter and fine aroma hops are key contributors to Super Dry’s smooth taste.

ABV 4.9-5.2% (Depends on package type and location)
IBU 20
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Rated: 2.62 by aklavall from Canada (AB)

May 28, 2023
Rated: 2.84 by SViterileroux74 from Texas

May 27, 2023
Rated: 2.84 by DarrellK from Florida

May 21, 2023
Rated: 3.31 by alexsergio from New York

May 07, 2023
Rated: 3.79 by Wilkolaczek94 from Connecticut

May 03, 2023
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Reviewed by Abriel

3.9/5  rDev +38.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4
I don't understand the poor reviews. It's an Ok beer. It's not the best overall and it's not the best in its price range, but it's decent. It's quite smooth and leaves a really nice aftertaste. Imo it was made specifically to drink alongside meals and not necessarily on its own. I'm not a big fan of the carbonation and of the super clean feeling which makes it transform into a soda with a beer flavor. Is it my go to everyday lager and can it replace my favorite, Paulaner Munchner Hell? Definitely not, but in a hot summer day, a cold bottle of this beer it's definitely an option to look for.
Apr 29, 2023
Rated: 2.44 by Ananabiya

Apr 20, 2023
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Rated by bv51 from Washington

3.69/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Clean, crisp, perfect for our Asian meal
Mar 26, 2023
Rated: 4.17 by morsa_95 from California

Mar 21, 2023
Rated: 3.07 by jroof1 from Massachusetts

Mar 10, 2023
Rated: 2.54 by jophish17 from Georgia

Feb 25, 2023
Rated: 3.42 by ajdemma from New York

Feb 19, 2023
Rated: 3.07 by LunchMoney from Minnesota

Feb 19, 2023
Rated: 3 by iftcoach from Germany

Feb 13, 2023
Rated: 3.17 by mmmbeerNY from New York

Feb 08, 2023
Rated: 3.75 by Crabmando from Ohio

Jan 28, 2023
Rated: 2.65 by Maurici8leaga from Venezuela

Jan 23, 2023
Rated: 3.49 by SteveinBelgium from Belgium

Jan 20, 2023
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Reviewed by highdesertdrinker from Arizona

3.67/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Pours a medium gold with decent head. Not much of an aroma from the bottle or glass, a little biscuit and rice, maybe. It's dry!, and crisp, and it has a slight grassy, biscuity taste with nothing offensive or off putting and goes down as easy or easier than water. It is also good with food and went well with my crispy noodle, beef, and vegetable plate at WOK Japanese Restaurant in Bogota, Colombia. I wouldn't hunt it down or buy a sixer but would drink again under similar dining circumstances, cheers!
Jan 12, 2023
Rated: 3.14 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Dec 31, 2022
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Reviewed by C-Stockwell from Rhode Island

3.36/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
L: transparent and clear with very fine head
S: faint banana and malt
T: dry, hops spice, molasses, and fresh bread
F: very fine carbonation, thick mouthfeel

A bit dry and lacking in nuance in comparison to Kirin Ichiban. Very drinkable beer, goes well with food, but not much flavor or smell depth.
Dec 31, 2022
Rated: 3 by Zekenyce from New Jersey

Dec 30, 2022
Rated: 3.38 by QuintusHorace from California

Dec 28, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by etan420 from Illinois

Dec 15, 2022
Rated: 3.04 by Scottsbeer from Florida

Dec 12, 2022
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Reviewed by Eriepa76 from Minnesota

3.84/5  rDev +36.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5
Used to find this at Harrah's gift shop in Vegas . Just wonderful. Crisp and nice little bite. In Minnesota it's made in Canada I think. Just ruined it. Sweet like Molson.
Dec 09, 2022
Rated: 3.29 by not2quick from Missouri

Nov 22, 2022
Rated: 3.46 by Rainintheface from Florida

Nov 16, 2022
Rated: 2.5 by wilfonzo from Florida

Nov 06, 2022
Rated: 3.03 by HarlotBronte from District of Columbia

Oct 02, 2022
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Reviewed by JZH1000 from Colorado

3.55/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Had from a bottle at Akihabara Arcade & Bar

On the pour a one finger fine white head formed then faded to a cap over top. Body is the the standard golden straw with fine carbonation. Some surprisingly decent lacing is left. After a few minutes the lacing disappointingly dissapates.

Aroma is light and has a touch of oxidization and lager cheapness, but it's much better than any US macro or heineken, and for the lightness honestly it might be technically cleaner than stella. Very light and with a rice crackery sweetness, but that's intentional.

Taste is surprisingly nice for the overall rating here... pretty clean with a touch of real barley, actual bittering hops,and despite being light actually carrying a lightly sweet flavor and being super clean. Simple but quite high quality for what I expected.

Feel is full bodied and not like American light beers. Obviously this carries a dry mouthfeel but it also has a mouthcoating maltiness and is very refreshing and drinkable.

Overall I would definitely drink this again if the price was right. Super crisp and refreshing, and to be honest I think this is what everybody wants an AAL to be like.
Sep 22, 2022
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Reviewed by Ant777uk from England

3.68/5  rDev +31%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Japanese, brewed by Peroni in Rome...interesting...I have been to some expensive bars and parties, especially in Australia, where this is often regarded as a "premium" and "cool" beer. From the ingredients it seems to contain barley, corn and rice.

Looks ok, head goes down fairly fast. Super subtle aroma, not detecting much...

Ever so crisp taste. And dry for sure. It's like drinking ice, that isn't ice...if that makes sense. I remember drinking this before and not really liking it. Once I was at a real estate party in Melbourne, everyone was drinking it, it was a mega crazy night that continued till the next night, involving all kinds of crazy stuff.

It's mega unique. I would call the feel amazing, even though it's simple. It feels like premium ice cold mineral water, from a glass bottle. Which although not really beer, I totally love and respect how they managed to do this. So 5 our of 5 for feel ; )

I can envisage that people who do not like beer, would still like this. In fact, anyone who likes water, would like this. I think I shall water my flowers with it. But perhaps it's too good for this?

As a bonus, you get a more balanced variation of minerals...with the barley, corn and hops and the water, obviously.

It reminds me of Sake a bit. I'm not sure how I can give a beer that is almost tasteless, a great score for taste. But because the taste is so subtle and complex, despite being almost impossible to actually taste, the feel and uniqueness are so amazing. It literally tastes of alcoholoic ice. I would happily be an eskimo for this, as long as they had some heating. Oh maybe that wouldn't work...

Amazing effort from Peroni...and Asahi. I like.
Sep 17, 2022
Rated: 3.64 by sickonine from Spain

Sep 07, 2022
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Rated by cakebutt

4.15/5  rDev +47.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
easy to drink. good with barbecue. not very powerful which leads to drinking too many. nice and refreshing.
Aug 28, 2022
Rated: 2.65 by BeerWasp from Germany

Aug 28, 2022
Rated: 4.38 by ADirdy

Aug 11, 2022
Rated: 2.34 by azak99

Aug 05, 2022
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Reviewed by WillV from Illinois

3.41/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
It seems wrong to judge a beer like this against the same criteria as Dark Lord or Bourbon County Stout. This is definitely not those, but it's very drinkable, cleans the palate during a meal, and doesn't get in the way. It's also refreshing on a hot day. I vastly prefer this to almost all other macro lagers, and I think there are few beers I'd rather have with a sushi meal.
Aug 05, 2022
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