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Asahi Dry Black | Asahi Breweries Ltd

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Asahi Breweries Ltd
Japan
asahibeer.co.jp

Style: Euro Dark Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Hoppsbabo on 01-30-2013

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#42,501
Reviews:
13
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51
pDev:
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Photo of flyingpig
3.33/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

334ml Bottle from Kujiraya, Shibuya, Tokyo (¥450):
This one was a fairly enjoyable offering from Asahi & a nice change from the usual pale lagers I was drinking with dinner most nights in Japan, this one was lively & fresh with a slightly dry feel at the end. There was plenty of roasted & dark malts throughout with some grains, hay & grassy hops working well together to help this one go down easily enough.

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Photo of uuoo33
3/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Light, sweet

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Photo of AtaraxiaDnB
4.58/5  rDev +44%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of sephyrott
2.89/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Just-the-sip
2.46/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Had in Japan. darkest thing ive found here. Now, let's be honest. Japan isn't known for beer. It's known for sake and whiskey. So, to be fair, it's better than anything Budweiser serves. But, if you like big beers you'll hate it. Looks nice, smells ok but there just isn't too much flavor here. It's like a super watered down Scotch Ale to me. I'll drink it while I'm over here but as soon as I get back to the stages, it's big beer for me.

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Photo of BAsbill
3.27/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of SkylerShores
3.78/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Red5StandingBy
2.86/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured from 12oz can with cannign date of NOV16 into standard pint glass.

L: Opaque black. Two finger head recedes into thin layer atop.

S: Dry, hoppy, some malt.

T: Guinness Draught but dryer. Not too great.

F: Light body, smoother.

O: Meh.

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Photo of Beginner2
2.97/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of colts9016
3.14/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

AZ vigorous pour produced a 1 finger light tan hard with dismal retention. The body of the beer is dark brown near black with opaque clarity. The appearance is just meh.

A light roasted malt, light roasted coffee chocolate yeast. And some floral notes.

The beer is medium roasted flavors of coffee and malt. Notes of chocolate bread, yeast, floral, earthy, and wood.

The mouthful is slightly carbonated creamy and a but cheey.

This is an alright brew good flavors and simple. I would drink it again.

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3.09/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of FLima
3/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Dark brown color with a thick dark two fingers beige head with good retention and leaving some laces.
Malty aroma with notes of chocolate, grains and cola.
Flavor with notes of cola, chocolate, distant iced coffee, lager yeast and some spices. Dry aftertaste with a mild bitterness.
Light body with good carbonation.
Very refreshing and easy to drink industrial Dark Lager. Very plain and assertive with huge drinkability and no bothering off-flavors.

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Photo of RochefortChris
3.75/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beer-fan-1
2.54/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Momon
3/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of salias
4.3/5  rDev +35.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jsteez
3.03/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pretty...meh...

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4/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good beer for the selection in China. Hard to find anything over 5%

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Photo of Kiro
2.94/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of YJY
1.2/5  rDev -62.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Photo of Andrewharemza
3.43/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From 334ml bottle. Pours a dark brown tan head that dissipates pretty quickly. Aromas of raisins, caramel. Taste is light caramel and roast with a bit of a citrus zing. Very dry. Clean finish with a little fruit in the aftertaste.

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Photo of lyletaka
3.68/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of doktorhops
2.17/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

ASAHI!!! Surprisingly this is my first Asahi review, yes I’ve had their average-versus-all-the-other-average-Japanese-Lagers Super Dry Lager, but I’ve never gotten around to reviewing it... probably because it’s so average... it should be called “Asahi Average Dry Lager” but I guess that doesn’t have the marketing cachet of “Super Dry”... in any case I’m preparing myself for another average Asahi experience, this time I’m taking notes.

Poured from the odd-sized 334ml bottle into a pokal.

A: Black (deep ruby like a Guinness when you shine a torch through it) body with a beige 1cm head that sticks around well. It comes as advertised then Mr. Asahi [insert Japanese bow here]. 8/10.

S: It has that off barley/wheat grain aroma that I’ve encountered MANY times before in Australian macro Lagers... off-putting actually... with hints of sweet malt and roasted barley but naught much else. Colour me disappointed then. 4/10.

T: Wow, this is really quite bad - upfront stale grain/bread characters followed by a soapy chemical flavour, slight sweet malts, and yet more grain. Finish is a mild sour funk with hints of hop bitterness. For the first time in a long while I’m considering the drain for this brew... I’ll persevere for my readers but boy is this ‘orrible. 4/10.

M: Watery almost light body with an almost flat carbonation. 5/10.

D: This is one terrible brew with no real redeeming features - for a moment I questioned if I was being overly harsh on Asahi Dry Black... then I took another sip: Nope, not being harsh at all, this is crap. This is the made in Japan stuff too! I know Japan brews better than this, check out Baird Beer, Hitachino Nest and Coedo Brewery if you want to taste the real Japan, this Asahi is shit. 4/10.

Food match: The flavours of this beer don’t even lend well to Sushi, at least their crisp Super Dry Lager is OK with Sushi, the only match for this brew is the kitchen sink.

NB: I did end up pouring half the bottle down the drain, lesson learned.

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Photo of AgentMunky
3.34/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Poured from a 33cL can into a glass near Haiki.
3.75/3.5/3.25/3.75/3
A finger of dark head. Opaque. Smells like ginger and sour lager. It tastes alright! Largely sweet, with a chocolatey body; carbonated and lightly bitter on the endtaste.

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Photo of Munich1bier
3.31/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Very dry almost to the point of being bitter. There was not the mellow smooth taste of my favorite German Beers. For me it did not add to my enjoyment of the meal or for a nice refreshing drink. Was disappointed that it lack a fullness that I was expecting. Would not order it again.

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Asahi Dry Black from Asahi Breweries Ltd
Beer rating: 3.18 out of 5 with 51 ratings
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