Asahi Super Dry | Asahi Breweries Ltd

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Asahi Super DryAsahi Super Dry
1,550 Ratings
Asahi Super DryAsahi Super Dry

Brewed by:
Asahi Breweries Ltd

Style: Japanese Rice Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-15-2002

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Photo of SGR1220
3.25/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of VeganUndead
2.27/5  rDev -16.8%
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 +5.9%
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
3.5/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fthegiants
2.09/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Gemini6
3.41/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of goodsuds
3.51/5  rDev +28.6%
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 +23.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of monkist
2.76/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

It is "the" beer in Japan, the one that represents the country - just like Bud would be in the US. Had this quite a lot of times, enjoyed them often, hated it in the rest of the times.
What is good about it? or at least, what do Japanese like about it? It has an absolutely neutral(ized), adjunct taste, drinkable for anyone here. No real taste of malts or hops or yeast. Could be a simple carbonated drink.
What is bad about it? All of the above. And the excessive carbonation that is in it. Makes it really drinkable like a juice with same alcohol.
Could have once in a while, had this along with a European and was much better. But is it Bud or this? Perhaps I might choose Bud...

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Photo of dcotom
3/5  rDev +9.9%
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 +0.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Dum3z
3/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SaltofOH
3.23/5  rDev +18.3%
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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Photo of Boo-urns
3.8/5  rDev +39.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mishi_d
2/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of jzeilinger
3.4/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of grittybrews
2.84/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of GOBLIN
3.19/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of bbtkd
3.09/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Asahi Super Dry, 5% ABV. Pours thin and pale yellow, with a one finger white head that left no lacing. Nose is grainy and alcohol, taste is malt and grain, with slight bitter close. Some carbonation burn, watery, and it is dry. Overall just OK, non-offensive.

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Photo of jamesroses
1.87/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.75

500ml can

appearance: pale clear golden, big bubbles and a carbonation that dissipates almost inmediately.

smell: corn and cheap malt whisky.

taste: same as the smell, but the corn not so prominent. It's really a hangover indicator.

mouthfeel: I guess with "super dry" they mean the ugly and weird mouthfeel this beer gives. Although it's very weak in carbonation, the palate feels like being poked with multiple toothpicks at the same time. Strong cheap alcohol aftertaste.

Overall: I can't recommend this beer, is really bad.

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Photo of MinerBob
3.29/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Ok beer not a lot to it. Pours a light gold color with small head with lacing. Nothing stands out in the smell and the taste is light with little taste. Very cold you could chug these. Goes down easy.

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Photo of PMH_Tokyo
3.58/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Asahi is my current beer of choice here in Japan. Quite happy to have Kirin or Sapporo, but given the choice, a cold Super Dry is my preference.
While the Japanese product is good, a recent trip overseas (to my home country) I was surprised by the difference in taste, and that possible explains the poor rating this beer gets here on BA.

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

Photo of Fusion7777
2.57/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of schavuytje
1.03/5  rDev -62.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Sometimes you're in places where the choices are limited, rice Lager; very light pale color and a poor smell of starch, it lacks flavor and just the vague hints of starch residues from rice and the drought after giving more bad taste

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Asahi Super Dry from Asahi Breweries Ltd
Beer rating: 2.73 out of 5 with 1,550 ratings
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