Asahi Super Dry | Asahi Breweries Ltd

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64
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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-15-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,510
Reviews:
524
Avg:
2.71
pDev:
22.88%
 
 
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26
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323
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1.89/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Photo of JPadilla
2.48/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of captaincoffee
3.07/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From bottle. Very clear pale straw-gold with white soda pop head that has very little retention or spotting lace. Nose is very grainy, which isn't unpleasant or unexpected of course. No hops detected by my nose. Taste is light grains and some pale malts. Not much of a hop bitterness, but there's not much to balance out. Crisp and on the watery side, but unfortunately has some off flavors as well...sort of a green pepper metal flavor. I remember this being better actually. Not so good.

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Photo of raylpendleton
3.58/5  rDev +32.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bowzer4birdie
3.08/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of drtth
3.71/5  rDev +36.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer pours out into a Duvel glass a clear bright golden amber color with a 1/2” white head that recedes slowly but visibly to a reasonable ring around the glass and an island of foam and thin layer of foam on the liquid. Sipping creates sheets of foam that mostly slide back down to the liquid but leave some scattered patches of foam and small speckles of lacing. The thin layer of foam on the surface persists quite well for much of the beer.

The aroma is dominated by the grains (barley and rice) with very little in the way of hops showing. What hops that do show have a lightly grassy character.

The flavor begins with a bit of grainy sweetness that quickly turns dry while allowing some light notes of hop flavors and a slight touch of dry bitterness to show.

The mouth feel is on the light side, clean and crisp and having a moderate level of carbonation. The finish begins early on as the light sweetness quickly begins to fade allowing a touch of light grassy hop flavors and a hint of bitterness to show. Then everything turns quite dry and then quickly disappears in the short dry ending of the finish.

Overall this is a fairly nice, lightly favored beer that at one level is not particularly challenging and so could be quite refreshing when it's hot outside. I'll be having more, but mostly because I bought a six pack so I could sample it more than once in order to give it a fair review since it has to compete with such intensely flavored beers as IPAs and Imperial Stouts. On the whole, for some folks, this beer would fall comfortably into the category of what might be called "a lawnmower beer.” It does provide a simple refreshing way to vanquish thirst. But on the other hand, thinking of it only that way could lead us to ignore it’s subtle complexity. Not surprisingly this beer seems perfectly suited to pairing with Sushi.

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Photo of xgpt
3.23/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nmwhitehead
4.09/5  rDev +50.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vencad
2.77/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Bruno74200
3.13/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of mpt2222
3.65/5  rDev +34.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BloodSoakedAleMug
2.98/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

I had super low expectations reading some of the reviews here going into this, but I was happily surprised that this wasn't utter trash.

Actually a really pretty looking beer.
Pours a crystal clear, bright yellow color with a billowing three finger, rocky white head. It even has decent retention and lacing, especially considering it's brewed with rice.

Tame aroma. Nothing special. Dry and slightly hoppy. Notes of grass and apples.

Taste is pretty damn good for an adjunct.
Bitter and floral, creamy, mildy sweet... Finishes with a dry, bready, red apple flavor. No offputting metalic flavors or notes of DMS.

Feel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Refreshing and moderately flavorful for an adjunct.

Overall Comments: For a beer called "super dry" it was actually pretty balanced. Not nearly as bad as some reviewers claim. Nothing special either. This is really just another adjunct lager (Although a pretty damn good one). I'd take this over most other rice beers like kirin, sapporo and even some American adjuncts.

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Photo of Jcarriglio
2.63/5  rDev -3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Skellbop
3/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of EdgarGerik
2.52/5  rDev -7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of FCox143
2.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BallsDeep
2.25/5  rDev -17%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of duvel1979
2.75/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of flek
3.1/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Rick_Lewis
3.75/5  rDev +38.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Thisdrinkinglife
2.1/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Review: Bottle of Asahi Super Dry: ABV: 5%

Asahi Super Dry, dry as in crisp with no sweetness in the taste, light and not much aftertaste. Super dry as in more of all that. I guess. The labeling on the bottle is very stylish I must say, shiny silver background with a black printed "Asahi" catching the eye

On pour got a lovely clear light golden looking beer, with a nice big white foamy head, which unfortunately did die quite quickly.

Lots of carbonation which was very crispy looking, can hear it bubbling away, was lively

Slight lacing all over, but not much

Overall, looks very good and refreshing, and nice carbo...

Has a lovely beery smell, very, very sweet and some lemon and grass found. The lager yeast, and the rice coming to the fore. I liked the smell, faint aroma but not bad.....

On tasting didn't pick up anything of note, no flavours, nothing, didn't taste anything at all! Also very light, is there really 5% in this!
Ok there was some sweet rice, as you'd expect from an Asian beer, some grains and malts, and a bit of an aftertaste, but nothing to shout home about.
Was a very slight taste in the back end, minimal hops

Generally tasteless, not great at all. actually feel cheated. It says on the label beer, but this tastes like bottled water. And the fact it looked good and smelt ok, was very disappointing that the end product was so bad. A shite feel to the beer, very flat. One to avoid in the future!

Looking at reviews online there seems to be some who say that in Japan it tastes so much better. Perhaps that is so, but I bought mine in a Chinese supermarket and can only go on that. Big beer companies should expect some flack when they put their name to bad exports and poor imitations........

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Photo of tykechandler
2.25/5  rDev -17%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +47.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of frykid
2.91/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of yaron73
3.18/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Asahi Super Dry from Asahi Breweries Ltd
2.71 out of 5 based on 1,510 ratings.
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