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Asahi Super Dry | Asahi Breweries Ltd

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2.72/5
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1,533 Ratings
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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:
#44,460
Reviews:
528
Ratings:
1,533
pDev:
22.79%
Bros Score:
2.28
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
332
Trade:
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Photo of StevenMilligan
2.91/5  rDev +7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of 6runscoot
2.88/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of rfgetz
2.25/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of jbehlar
3.4/5  rDev +25%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cknoch
3.06/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of cdub70085
3.04/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of afsdan
3.5/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 1Sundown2C
4/5  rDev +47.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SGR1220
3.25/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of VeganUndead
2.27/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

There are worse things out there from other Asian countries that are only available in green bottles, but definitely not recommending this for anybody to purchase

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Photo of IronLover
2.89/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Golden yellow in color with good clarity. Poured with a thick, soapy, bright white foam with excellent retention. Light aromas of cereal and sweet apples. No hop aromas. Medium light bodied with high carbonation. Despite the thin feel a light creaminess manages to show from the middle to the end. Dull fruit flavors up front followed by medium light hop bitterness and an acidic carbonic bite. Finished dryly with lingering fruit flavors. Light on flavor, feel, and character. Lingering fruit flavor hurts the sessionability of this.

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Photo of AtaraxiaDnB
4.12/5  rDev +51.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fthegiants
2.09/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Gemini6
3.41/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of goodsuds
3.51/5  rDev +29%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This is a good beer. I don't understand the low score. It is super refreshing on a warm day. I think it's well balanced and there's just enough hop flavor there to be interesting, and just the right amount of bitterness. Good stuff when you just want a simple, clean, crisp rice beer.

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Photo of Golfontap
3.37/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of monkist
2.76/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of dcotom
3/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured from 12-ounce bottle into a nonic pint glass. Pale straw-colored body, with an aggressive pour yielding three fingers of fluffy white head that disappeared rather quickly into a thin ring. Not much aroma or flavor when cold, but as it warmed some notes of grass and a bit of pleasant bitterness began to come through. Mouthfeel is light, and the finish is insanely dry as advertised. Not a great beer, but nowhere near as bad as the ratings would suggest. As always, YMMV.

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Photo of Avatar113
2.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Dum3z
3/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SaltofOH
3.23/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bomber bottle. Date code H3162109:02. Shaker pint at local Japanese restaurant.

A: pours a crystal clear light gold with2 fingers thick white head and consistent carbonation. Surprisingly les carbonated than I would think. Excellent lacing; not much for retention.

S: grainy adjunct lager. This is a world of difference from the Sapporo premium. Even Budweiser smells better than this. If I didn't know better, I'd say there's corn.

T: pretty standard adjunct lager. Arrives dry and grainy. Crisp, refreshing, middle. Yeah, I think I can taste that this is rice rather than corn as an adjunct. Mild bittering on the end, just enough to let you know there are hops here. It does not taste off or bad; just very clean, refreshing, and thirst quenching. May be the second or third cleanest adjunct lager I've ever had.

M: thicker, richer than most AAL's, and cleaner on the finish, too. Carbonation is perfect for the style, a touch high but not biting.

O: glad I have no shame and came to a Japanese restaurant for the sole purpose of drinking and reviewing this beer, rather than buying a six pack and being stuck with it for a month. It is a fine adjunct lager, though I can think of a half dozen I would pick ahead of it. Not even my first choice Japanese lager. It's brewed in Canada, too, so it's not really even Japanese. Fine for yard work, Sushi, and Karaoke, but it's so clean it's a pretty "meh" experience. The true test is how you feel the morning after downing a dozen of these. I'll bet just fine.

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3.8/5  rDev +39.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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2/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of jzeilinger
3.4/5  rDev +25%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of grittybrews
2.84/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Asahi Super Dry from Asahi Breweries Ltd
Beer rating: 2.72 out of 5 with 1,533 ratings
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