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Asahi Style Free

Brewed by Asahi Breweries
Style: Pale Lager
Tokyo, Japan


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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 1.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.75/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
yenbeer (174) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 24, 2015
Rubbish. The offensive flavor and smell of a daisan, but with the higher price of a proper happoshu. No reason to ever pick this one up.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
polcam2 (2) - SPAIN - MAR 18, 2015 does not count
Well, not a great beer at all, taste like carbonated water, you’d be better off drinking fresh water than this.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
GoufCustom (1215) - HONG KONG - JAN 31, 2015

500 ml can bought at FoodWise in Shek Wui Hui, Sheung Shui.

Piss golden yellow colour; Very thin head and residual soapy white foam which fades in 10 seconds; Minimal lacing and very slight carbonation; Light aroma of malt with turns pungent and urinal-like after 1 minute, with sugar, cornish grains, slight hint of chemical, sick floral, light bread, light lemon and light grass; Fairly light sweet taste of thin malt, with light wet cardboard, notes of syrups, light floral, soggy bread, thin lemon and thin bitter grassy hops; Light body, watery palate; Mouth feel is very thin malt in a very watery body but testable, still recognizable as a watered-down Pale. Slight taste of wet paper but not bugging. Surprisingly low sweetness despite the light syrup notes. Some light bready and thin hop taste. Not bad for a happoshu… Hoppiness is sick floral, light lemon and thin grass in nose and taste. Bitterness is barely notable for a slightly sweet and watery finish; Wet after taste, Fairly easy to mouth.

Comments: I was fearing the worst for this is one of those purine-free happoshu, as it turns out, only the smell turn nasty but taste-wise it’s passable, if you have a half-decent Macro Pale inside your fridge, that is. Drinkable if you hold your nose. Still can’t finish half the can, though.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
TBone (14785) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2014
Can (Tokyo)
Clear golden color, good white head. Rotten grainy aroma. Light-bodied, watery. Like drinking soda water. Just some salt water notes. Absolutely empty beer ... no malts, no hops.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
biirusaikou (1494) - - JUN 13, 2014
As far as it gets to being an actual beer (level zero as they say)... Tastes like mild expired soda and leaves you with an awful dirty grass aftertaste... AVOID!!!

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
JorgeLee (1513) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2014
Can, drunk with Sridhar. Aparently the 0 on the bottle helps persuade his mother it isn’t alcoholic. Pale watery yellow, thin whjte head. Almost devoid of any character, a faint vegetable malt and a wafer thin hintof skunky hops. Pretty awful. But imagine if the Superdry clothes guys had come across this Asahi product, that would have been amusing.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
petewhitley (426) - Nagoya, JAPAN - NOV 3, 2013
~This review was made some time ago via another application, and thus the specific details (beyond numerical scores) are no longer available~

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
maekchu (2905) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUL 12, 2013
Can. Light sour tartness, some typical spirits stink. Crystal-clear medium straw color, with weird bubbles clinging to the sides of the glass. Very minimal flavors, so watery. just a touch of some sort of malt. Thin, watery, and a little carb buzz. This is zero carbohydrate stuff, and they removed just about all flavors. A zen sort of happoshu, approaching the stillness of a quiet pond. I feel too generous when I see the ratings below.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Dredd (742) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - JAN 15, 2013
If you can’t say anything nice then you are not supposed to say anything at all. If you were simply after alcoholic soda water, this is up you ally. If you are after a beer, look elsewhere. Thin, watery and not a lot else to say.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
futre7 (196) - Taipei, TAIWAN - AUG 13, 2012
Low cal, no carb, low malt beer from Japan. I drink it when I am desperate for a beer but don’t want to stick those calories on late at night. Kills my need for lager for sure , but it’s not good beer. Better than most ’light’ options from the US tho.

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