Asahi Super Dry | Asahi Breweries Ltd

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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:
#45,185
Reviews:
533
Ratings:
1,551
pDev:
22.71%
Bros Score:
2.28
 
 
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27
Gots:
341
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Photo of AfricanPete14
3.34/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AustinRT
2.89/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.29/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from 12oz bottle into glass. Neck label includes "BREWED AND BOTTLED UNDER ASAHI'S SUPERVISION BY MOLSON CANADA, TORONTO, CANADA IMPORTED BY ASAHI BEER U.S.A. INC., TORRANCE CA PRODUCT OF CANADA"

Straw colored body, very clear. Two finger white head settles to bubbly cap. Sheets of lacing on glass.
Sweet hop nose, light malts/adjuncts in the back ground.
Taste is slightly sweet, and with a touch of hop bitterness.
Thin mouth feel. Somewhat dry, as described on label. Clean going down.
Perfect for what it is brewed to do, which is help wash down food. Very balanced and smooth, but not really brewed to be a taste highlight. A little sweeter than American macros.

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Photo of BenHoppy
3.29/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of F_riedrich
2.82/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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

Photo of gymbob721
4.3/5  rDev +57.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of Jim67
2.72/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of dandy14
2.88/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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

Photo of CrosiT90
2.86/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Mikexw
2.72/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of joharitaylor79
3.93/5  rDev +44%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm a fan of the Japanese brewed beer, but indifferent to the local version in the bottles that aren't from Japan. It's not the most exciting beer around, but it is definitely reliable and easy to drink.

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Photo of UnicornBrewing
3.12/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Asahi - 12oz can w Hong Kong sticker, somewhere in Seoul, but the same can as I had on airplane ride here. Interesting how beer tastes different on airplanes, maybe it’s the short plastic cups they offer, gotta try taste testing some in those one of these days. Great bitterness, like what normally would take generations to build up in a feud. Similar to Heineken but more dry. Nice hop aroma too, builds anticipation of what beer culture in Korea might be. Assertive body up front, like someone trying to rush way onto a flight, but then vanishes like realization that we are all going to leave at the same time regardless. Very dry end, or is it just the climate on the plane? Not a lot of foam, but it’s nearly frozen. If i poured it out the window, would it make a chemtrail?

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Photo of Vaulmas
3.02/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Blackthorne83
3.76/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

To those who accuse this of tasting like sugar and water: what did you think your IPA is? Yep, more sugar, more hops, more carbs, etc. To those who claim this is a 'weak' beer. Nobody who drinks Asahi drinks it alone. I've run the gamut of beers and eventually settled on crisp lagers and pils, because they have a subtle, deeper flavor and goes well with food. With Japanese food, especially ramen and katsudons, this type of beer is perfect. It's cultural. Drink in context.

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Photo of Giangio
2.66/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of luigi700
3.93/5  rDev +44%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gajo74
3.29/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a crystal clear straw color with a golden hue. There is a moderate frothy white head that retains very well.
In the nose the rice adjuncts dominate, followed by grainy malt and light lemon.
The taste and mouthfeel are about as clean as it gets. I did not detect the rice adjuncts, instead, I got more of a mild hops bitterness. Finishes dry, making it easy to drink. Light bodied and crisp.
Yes it’s bland and watery. However, I see this as a virtue rather than a detriment because I personally don’t like macro lagers that are too flavorful. I wouldn’t want to drink it on its own, however, its clean and dry flavor complimented the spicy wasabi from my sushi lunch quite well.

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

Photo of bcsbeer
3.18/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Spike
2.72/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

From a 330ml bottle. Brewed under licence in the UK by Shepherd Neame Brewery.
Looks and tastes like pretty much any global branded lager. Nose has no off notes but is also extremely muted. Mouthfeel is richer and smoother, however, and carbonation is low.
Very ordinary. A shoulder shrug in a glass.

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Photo of DCN203
2.54/5  rDev -7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

Had at Nobu57. I believe the Japanese to English translation of Asahi is "Milwaukee's Best". If you drink more than 2, expect a pounding headache.

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Photo of D1noB
3.49/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Name is spot in it is dry, but fresh at the same time.

Taste rating in words: So fresh and so clean clean

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Photo of brewnme
2.51/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

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Asahi Super Dry from Asahi Breweries Ltd
Beer rating: 2.73 out of 5 with 1,551 ratings
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