Brewed by Asahi Breweries
Style: Schwarzbier
Tokyo, Japan


on tap

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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.53   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
fredthecat (315) - - MAR 17, 2014
very dark brown with a white head. smell is mild, some malt. taste is of malt, very little roast. some caramel sweetness, sweetness is only countered with astringency rather than bitterness. carbonation is strong and harsh. poor crap, a typical east asian "black beer"

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ALLOVATE (2652) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2015
Radiant, deepest ruby with an off-white, drabby foam atop that laces well. Sulphury, eggy fart ensued by notes of boiled cabbage with just a hint of topsoil and peat. Tastes a lot better than it smells. Moss, earth, soft green herb and nut husks. No bitterness. Light sugars to the front with a touch of rust on the swallow. Chalky feel with a light body. Drinks with alarming ease but there’s nothing here to make it bounce. (33,4cL, BBE 10/15, Thirsty Camel, Ellenbrook)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rex_Remes (84) - Bonyhad, HUNGARY - JUL 7, 2015
Appearance: Tan foam, clingy. Dark beer. Nose: Some malt, sweetness, jam. Taste: a bit light and watery. Coffee and toast. PalateL smooth, dry, good balance. Overall: An acceptable big brewer black beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
YantarCoast (511) - Moscow, RUSSIA - MAY 28, 2015
330ml can. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Roasted malts aroma. Taste is roasted malts and brown sugar. Very light and similar to regular Asahi. Bit of a lame attempt at a dark beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TedE (545) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 17, 2015
334ml bottle into glass. Dark ruby red beer with thin tan head. Slight slight malt nose. Watery flat mouthfeel with mild sweet nutty finish. Disappointing and not one I will be revisiting.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ngejo (567) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - APR 27, 2015
Bottle. Black, minimal head, white foam, lightly bitter, light sweetness, light body, thin feel, average carbonation, & astringent finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
RafeAU (425) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - APR 13, 2015
on tap In Osaka. Little of the desired subtle dark flavours you should find in a schwarzbier. pretty ordinary. only slightly more flavour than the usual super dry. but look, it?s good for washing down your food, which is how you usually drink beer in japan. go for the suntory premium malts black instead if you want a schwarzbier.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
evergreen0199 (2463) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2015
Can from Yamaya, Hitachinaka, Ibaraki, Japan. A dark brown/black coloured pour with a medium off white/beige head on top. Roasty, malty, chocolate aroma. Tastes similar, roasty, malty, chocolate.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jado (673) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - NOV 14, 2014
From 330 ml bottle. Pours a dark cola brown with a sudsy tan head that dissipates pretty quickly. Aromas of raisins, caramel and citrus but all very light. Taste is light caramel and roast with a bit of a citrus zing. Very dry - as promised. Clean finish with a little fruit in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GIJOE (970) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Pours quite dark, almost black, with a reddish glow against the light. Frothy pale tan head that lasts a few minutes. Nose is roasted malt and a hint of molasses. Taste is sweet. Medium body. Lively carbonation. Not bad at all. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
waiake (466) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 10, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2015 Pours very dark with a nice lingering frothy head, faint malty caramel aroma, taste is mild & blended well with a dry bitter finish

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