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Brewed by Asahi Breweries
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Tokyo, Japan

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RATINGS: 431   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Bottle & can: Pasteurised.
Ingredients: Dark roasted malt; hops; rice; maize; Asahi’s pure cultured yeast.
Japan’s favourite dark beer. Brewed in Osaka, Asahi Black is made from three different roasted malts. This gives it a rich, nutty flavour and makes it incredibly smooth-drinking. Unlike other, more bitter dark beers and stouts, it’s brewed in a process called bottom fermentation, which gives it a subtle, sweet edge and smooth 5% abv.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Herzog_Wilhelm (25) - Bavaria, GERMANY - FEB 9, 2015
Munich style says the bottlecap. You wont find Tokyo style beers in munich. too soon. Looks OK and has really some munich Dunkelbierstyle. rather dry, some hops and burnt malt, it makes a suitable overall impression. In terms of finesse there is still an untapped potential.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Cool_Bond (1978) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2015
The scent is quite empty. The taste is metallic, soy sauce and a little coffee. Slightly bitter which fills the upper part of the mouth briefly. Empty beer. Sadly, too. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vipinvelp (2752) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JAN 29, 2015
Black, small light brown foam ring. Light caramel aroma. Smooth taste, light sweet, light bitter. (Houston 201501)

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Cuso (5849) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 18, 2015
Bottle from Seoul plaza, Bratislava. Dark brown color with medium beige head. Caramel malt, chocolate, nuts. Sweet caramel malty taste with coffee, nuts, rice. Maybe this is Japan’s favourite dark beer, but definitely not mine.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wekker84 (1850) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - JAN 5, 2015
Bottle a black colored beer with a white head aroma malts some roasted malts spicy citrus and hops flavor malts spicy some roasted malts fruits and some hops

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
SperkeleForce (758) - FINLAND - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle 33,4 cl. Pours black brown with browinsh frothy head and a roasted scent. Notes of roasted malts, coffee, rice, nuts, chocolate. Actually pretty nice brew.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Zarkam (531) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 23, 2014
334ml bottle from Alko Arkadia, cola brown colour, small frothy mostly lasting off-white head, fair lacing. Moderately malty aroma of roast dark bread, cookie, molasses and light coffee with light spicy hops. Taste is initally balanced and moderately acidic, turning into a lightly bitter slightly burnt finish. Medium body, lively carbonation, slick mouthfeel. Fairly simple and easy to drink dark lager that still is distiguishable as one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
samparkique4 (50) - - DEC 19, 2014
caramel, hay, cereal, coffee, nuts, toast, roasty, grass, banana, lite-butterscotch, licorice, raisin, lite-vanilla, black, frothy, rocky head, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, thin feel, slick feel, lively, 3.51/5 ~ 4.14/5

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Nordcore (1129) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - DEC 16, 2014
Bottle 33cl. Black with a minimal light brown head. Aroma of malt, coffee and some soy sauce sence. Light bitter with a minimal malt end.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
fletchfighters (1234) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 6, 2014
11.3 oz bottle Black with ruby hints. Light brown head. Nose is coco, rice, metal, vinegar, wet vegetables, and some roast. Unimpressive as more rise than roast. Thin and little body. Not very drinkable


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