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

bottled
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RATINGS: 366   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   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.


drinkdallas' rating

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drinkdallas (21) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Very dark, much thicker than expected, probably the best beer from that region ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Philym (717) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2014
Appearance: Clear dark ruby/brown with ivory/tan finger thick head. Aroma: Bread, roast malts, liquorice, toffee and a light treacle. Taste: Medium sweetness, low/medium bitter and sourness. Palate: thick smooth texture, light body, average carbonation, abrupt liquorice, treacle, malty sweet finish with an increasing bitterness. Palate: Very tasty.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DarkElf (3028) - La Jolla, California, USA - APR 17, 2014
17-Apr-14 (330-ml bottle: $1.69 at Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido, CA)
This beer is dark brown in color and some translucence at the edge, and it’s capped by half an inch of tan head that settles to a ring. The nose is malty and lightly roasty, with notes of cola, well-toasted bread, and a hint of sweet caramel. On the palate, the malt is lightly roasty and lightly sweet, with obvious flavors of medium-dark toast and cola, plus a hint of smokiness. There’s not enough roastiness to create any noticeable bitterness though, so this is pretty soft, easy, and smooth to drink. Weight is medium-minus, carbonation is medium, and the mouthfeel is reasonably dry. Overall, this is a light, easy drinking dark lager, but tasty enough to quaff mindlessly.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SilverfoX (69) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2014
roasty, caramel aromas light sweetness, medium bitterness, very smooth light body, creamy, soft carbonation, drunk straight from the bottle. i quite like it. very nice. bottle from beers of europe.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mjp12 (156) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2014
From bottle, beautiful black colour, with thin head. Aroma of malt, flavour fairly non descript. Nothing special

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GIJOE (477) - Monterey, California, USA - MAR 14, 2014
On tap in the bar of the Hotel Belka in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia. Pours black with a roasted nutty aroma. Taste is lightly sweet and smooth. Flavors of malt and grain. Aftertaste is slightly metallic. Quite drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (2096) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2014
Near black, fine beige head. Roasty nose, a little red fruit and some toasted malt, verging on a Stout, but more watery. Very nice dunkel.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LwaIPA (30) - Cumbria, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2014
from bottle. nose is roasty, caramel and grain. taste is sweet roasty malts, coffee and chocolate. nice beer

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MattH (610) - California, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle. Slightly sweet and toasty aroma. Flavor is slightly bitter roasted and sweet. Body is pretty light and level of carbonation is high.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mr_Pink_152 (292) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2014
334ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours dark red almost dark chocolate, with a lasting thick tan head. Aroma of chocolate, dark malts, and a honey sweetness. Taste is dark lager, chocolate and maltiness. A satisfying dark lager.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VinegarStroke (210) - Napa, California, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Bottle: Clear, deep brown, thick head and lace. Cold, closed, malty and roasted. Dry, not sour and medium to medium low bitterness. Mid weight and medium length. Caramel and roasted flavors. Surprising fresh.


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