AndySnow (1199) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught at American Grill Park Hyatt, Tokyo. Clear golden colour with a white head. Weak hops, malt aroma. Weak malt flavour.
jonno (2013) - JAPAN - DEC 12, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Asahi do the plain, ’barely there’ thing better than anyone else. Soft, watery, light on flavour, made for drinking with high class food, when the beer is all but an accompaniment much like a glass of water.
dalekliz (776) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 8, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can. Pours a clear gold with a bubbly white head. Aroma is crisp and yeasty, with malt, grass, and a hint of citrus. Taste of grassy yeast, malt, and a hint of hops. Lingering sharpness that fades. Decent.
maekchu (1090) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUN 22, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Grassy. Sweet, and bit full in the malt profile for this style. Clear, golden yellow, Lazy carbonation. Grassy flavors, some cereal, metallic, with a light bitterness in the aftertaste. Medium body. Not bad and not great.
Ernest (5627) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 22, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can (rated Apr 2008).
Head is mostly diminishing.
Body is medium yellow.
Aroma is lightly malty (grain, husks), lightly hoppy (herbs).
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter, slightly husky.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
jgb9348 (3968) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 28, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very clear golden coloured body with a very dense, thick off-white head and some small, yet very slow moving bubbles rising from the bottom. Aroma of apples, rice, malt, cardboard and some odd airy smells. Medium-bodied; Nice fresh and strong malt flavour with a hint of alcohol at the end and some rather assertive (for japanese) hop notes also. Aftertaste shows some fruity qualities with pears and apples definitely showing up. Overall, a surprisingly decent beer with some complexity for the style, but even better - defined malt flavours and some fruit and light hop tastes. I sampled this 350 mL can (very nice quality can, as well, glossy all over) purchased from GS25 in Seoul (Myendong), South Korea on 23-August-2010 sampled at home on the other side of the planet in Washington on 28-November-2011.
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 21, 2011
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Can. Old rating found with my Japan trip notes. Light amber. Grainy sweet malt on the nose and in the mouth. Dry.
Pinball (9672) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2010
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
clear yellow, very small white head.
aroma of rice, boose, faint malt
flavor of rice, alc. faint sweet malts. hops.
faroeviking (10300) - FAROE ISLANDS - SEP 1, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can bought in Japan, shared with a few others. Asahi Premium Jukusen. Clear golden colour. Aroma is malty and grainy. Ok mouthfeel. Flavour is mild with malt and grains along with some bitterness. Acceptable.
Plovmand (5712) - Helsinge, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2009
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Can. Clear golden body with a small white head. Light malty aroma with some hops. Flavour is mild malty and fruity.