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

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RATINGS: 415   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.


1.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Lillie (6) - DENMARK - AUG 2, 2014 does not count
Den virker lidt tynd i smagen. Eftersmagen vinder meget. Undergæret mørk øl.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
MunBro (537) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 30, 2014
Drinking out of the bottle. Smooth, roasted malt flavours with some mild hop and earth notes. Not bad at all!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (4247) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 30, 2014
330ml bottle at home. Pours clear brown, thin, short-lived tan head. Aromas of light roast, liquorice. Taste is more liquorice, light sweet note. Decent body, long finish. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DennisKirk (165) - DENMARK - JUL 19, 2014
Flaske 334 ml. Flot sort farve, god duft, smager af karamel, ristet brød og lidt frugt, kulsyren er godt afbalanceret, en ganske god dunkel af en asiat af være.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Borup (6305) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2014
33 cl. bottle. Black with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, caramel, bread and a fruity touch.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SDalkoholic (2179) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle from 99 Ranch Market: Liquid appeared a dark brown nearly completely opaque with thin fizzy formation of foam on top. Aroma is mild with a faint whiff of lightly roast malts not authentic to true German Dunkels but good enough to spark my interest into how these malts were pulled off. The flavor of the beer was satisfying and not offensive by any means and drunk real smooth. Roast malt profile in the drink is balanced perfectly by major/macro brewer, so yes, impressive clone of Deutschland Dunkel. I wasn’t happy with the price of over $13 for 6-pack though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (3100) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 5, 2014
334ml bottle from Tesco, Ayr - clear chestnut brown, thin beige head, treacle toffee aroma, no lacing, sweet, malty, treacle, good carbonation, easy to drink

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuartyboy (730) - SCOTLAND - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle shared with Mr_H a deep Brown beer flavour is treacle charcoal some dark roasted malts provide a sweet roasted coffee and liquororise back bone but it fades quickly and finish is weak and watery

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JohnRMurdoch (3412) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 5, 2014
11oz bottle from mr_h. Very dark brown, big foamy head. Grain cereal malt aroma. Mild treacle malt flavour. Very watery. Not very good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bulldogops (1108) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 25, 2014
Rating #1035- March 22, 2014 - Bottle from Chateau Gab - 5% - Very dark pour with a weak tan head that is frothy, but fades quickly. Aroma is roasted malts, molasses. Taste is mild coffee, chocolate, and molasses. Finish is quite smooth, this beer is quite enjoyable for a light, roasty lager.


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