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Asahi Clear Prime Rich

Brewed by Asahi Breweries
Style: Pale Lager
Tokyo, Japan


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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 2.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
The highest quality in clear, rich taste. Brewed from quality ingredients by using our pure cultured yeast and our advanced brewing technologies. Ingredients: barley malt, hops, barley, corn, starch.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
melush (2576) - SPAIN - MAY 5, 2016
Can 35cl / Lata 35cl. @ MaxValu Taiko, Nagoya, Japon. A: Golden / Dorado. T/S: Cereal, sweet / Cereal, dulce.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
yenbeer (188) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 8, 2015
If you can ignore the atrocious skunky smell and awful flavor, they actually pull off the other qualities of a beer quite well.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Cool_Bond (2237) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2015
Malty aroma. Taste is thin and tasteless. Little bitterness that disappears quickly. Watery and useless beer to drink. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jinroh (1061) - ESTONIA - JAN 24, 2015
350 ml can. Pours clear golden, nice white head that goes down soon but still maintains a thin layer for a while. Lively carbonation. Aroma has vegetables, wet cardboard, nothing nice or enjoyable. Taste is unpretentious, pretty much nothing there besides surprisingly sweet and (artificially?) malty finish. Have had worse beer than this, not great but not the worst either.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Westkyoto77 (610) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 14, 2014
Can from Lawson. Next to no aroma, but mildly surprised by the half-decent body and middling mouthfeel. The tiniest of upgrades on the Clear Asahi monstrosity, it has a faint tang of hops over the standard daisan beer mix of veggies and metho. Not a prime beer by any stretch of the imagination.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
JohnCook101 (529) - - SEP 22, 2014
Cold and fizzy. Absolutely nothing else. Refreshing on a hot afternoon, but devoid of any flavour or character.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Osaka_Maachan (15) - JAPAN - AUG 25, 2014
Poured the head and then saw it disappear. Wait for it to settle as the iron taste was strong at first. After that it’s decent, nothing special, no taste of note apart from a bit wheaty

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TBone (15714) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 23, 2014
Can (Kioto)
Clear golden color small white head. Sweet malty corn-like aroma. Light to medium-bodied. Sweet malty, fruity flavor. Better than most "Clear" beers are it has more alcohol which gives at least some tolerable sweet fruityness over the normal mineral water.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
czlowiekwiadro (627) - POLAND - MAY 16, 2014
w zapachu mokry karton, lekki kanał i trochę śmietany. kolor złoty, piana kiepska. w smaku puste, lekko słodkawe i daje kartonem. trochę kurzem smakuje.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
GoufCustom (1477) - HONG KONG - MAR 15, 2014

500 ml can bought at 7-Eleven in Metropolis Plaza, Sheung Shui.

Light golden honey colour; Three-quarter finger head and soapy white foam which faeds in 40 seconds; Small sticky lacing and fizzy carbonation; Light aroma of malt, with very thin floral, light syrup, white bread, light lemon and grass; Close to light sweet taste of malt, with strong grains, bread, light biscuits, light lemon and very light grass;Close to light body. Dry, thin and slightly slick palate; Mouth feel is a thinned Premium Lager. Maltyness is pretty good and notably bready. Initially grainy from the barley adjunct, minimal sweetness, lemony, dry and no off-taste. The 6% booze is very well hidden. This is pretty good!... Hoppiness is light lemon and light grass in nose and taste. Background low-fi bitterness for an abrupt semi-finish; Dry after taste. Very easy and quite crisp to mouth.

Comments: As much as I love to bash big boys like Asahi, I have to admit they acquit themselves pretty well with this one: a pretty okay brew that went beyond Pale Lager and without the typical bad booze and sweetness of Strong Pale. A thin-body Premium Lager that’s very easy to go down with no foul smell or off-taste whatsoever. Another rare bright spot from an otherwise stark world of Happoshu. Worth a try!

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