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Brewed by Asahi Breweries
Style: Pale Lager
Tokyo, Japan

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1558   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.14   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Pasteurised bottle.
Brewed in various locations. Continental European Asahi is brewed at Staropramen. UK Asahi is brewed at Shepherd Neame. North American Asahi is brewed in Molson’s Vancouver brewery.
Ingredients: Water, barley, corn, hops, rice.
"Fresh, crisp and clear - with a sharp delivery that slakes thirst before slipping gently on."


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
traypack (5) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 29, 2005 does not count
Bottled, clear yellow, light head, malt and hop aroma, very dry with heavy carbonation, subtle grain flavor with a hint of bitterness. I’d buy it again.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
joergen (22268) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2005
Bottled. Clear yellow coloured with a small white head. Aroma of malts and hops with notes of corn. Flavour of malts and corn with notes of hops. Hoppy finish.

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
waveman352 (178) - Saratoga Springs, New York, USA - NOV 21, 2005
Can. Had this beer in a huge can a few months back but I remember it very well cause it wasn’t very good. Very light yellow in color and very wheaty smell. Slightly better than an American Macro but not much better. If you smelled the top of the can it smelled skunked. I’m sure i’ll drink this sometime again.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 9, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2006 Pours yellow with a fully receding white head. Smells somewhat appealing, notes of sweet corn and bready malt. Tastes like bready lager yeast, a bit of rice, and some toasted malts. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with lively carbonation, not overly fizzy. A pretty good companion with sushi.

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
iammadeofjelly (194) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2005
I had it in a japanese restaurant in manchester. Its pretty boring and tastes just like budweiser. I guess its the japanese version or something.

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
mrnutsnbolts (204) - Berkeley, - NOV 7, 2005
Bottle. Poured a light yellow with a substantial white head. Smelled like rice and urine. Tasted about the same. Slightly sweet with not much hop flavor. I gave into my fraternity brothers and decided to try sake bombing, which (slightly) improved the flavor.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 22, 2005
In the bottle from the grocery store. Pale yellow in color, white head, but very fine bubbles. Not an over carbonated beast like many of this ilk. Aroma is faint- maybe a little sake-like rice, but not much of that. No hops anywhere to be found. Mildest of palates, you could be drinking rice water. I remember that the price of a pitcher of this stuff in Yokohama was around $25 US in a fancy-pants bar for tourists.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
kfarrnd (113) - Oldsmar, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2005
Bottle. Poured out gold with a decent white head. Not much to the aroma, pretty dry. Palate is thin and a little watery. The flavor is medium malt with a very crisp dry finish. Not worth the import prices as it is really not much better than our own macros.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thehipone (197) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 16, 2005
Had this one from an Asahi pilsener glass, been on a good run of getting the proper glassware at pubs. Another one of those beers that I really wanted to like. Amazingly pale color that just makes it look great. Light ricey smell, not much in the hop department. The light grainy taste comes in, politely bows and then leaves quickly, as if not wishing to offend, leaving a very dry, empty finish. AS a sessional beer, it really isnt that bad but in the grand scheme of beers, it isnt terribly good.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 15, 2005
Beer #4 at the WBF in Durham. I can’t say that I was really impressed by this beer at all. But then again, it was the World Beer Festival. I assumed that I’d be drinking through a bunch of really crappy macros in order to get to the good stuff. Unfortunately Asahi is one of those crappy macros. I want to have faith in the beer of Japan, a country which I will be travelling to in the near future, but beers like Asahi, Kirin, and Sapporo, are more than a little discouraging.


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