Brewed by Asahi Breweries
Style: Pale Lager
Tokyo, Japan


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RATINGS: 1625   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.14   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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 Molsonís Vancouver brewery.
Ingredients: Water, barley, corn, hops, rice.
"Fresh, crisp and clear - with a sharp delivery that slakes thirst before slipping gently on."

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
DarkElf (3050) - La Jolla, California, USA - JUL 17, 2006
(633 ml bottle: $2.39 at BevMo in La Jolla, CA) Blecht, paper products in liquid form. Only mildly sweet, not even a hint of hoppy bitterness, not really even a grainy flavor. It just tastes like cardboard. The beerís aroma is very light grain, but it definitely smells less like paper than it tastes. Body is light and carbonation is ample, but without that clean lager taste, the beer just sits like a dead weight on the palate. The strong point of this beer is how nice it looks in a glass. Pale golden, super clear, unrelenting streams of rising carbonation bubbles, and a tall, white head, it doesnít get much better than this. With better retention (it fades to a filmy layer), and more than a wisp of lacing, it would be perfect. So pour the beer into a nice glass, admire itís beauty, then dump it down the sink because the flavor is awful, even when ice cold.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Lilith (242) - Santiago, CHILE - JUL 10, 2006
330 ml Bottle, Canadian, 4.6ļ Flat yellow color, surprisingly with no bubbles. Frothy white head that disappears very quickly though leaving a fair lacing. Aroma is very weak with hints of corn and soap. The flavor is sweet with notes of asparagus, unidentifiable vegetables and corn syroup (eeeewww). The body is light and the carbonation is extremely flat for the style.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Panzerfaust (657) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - JUL 10, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2007 Re-Rate: Can, 330 ml: Ok, this is more like it. A crisp, decent macro pale lager. You can feel the malty, bready and cereally flavors. Not much hops there, but I wasnít expecting any. Not exciting in any way but drinkable.

Original Rating: 2/2/2/1/4 = 1.1. Bottle at Sicosis. Brewed in Canada
Pours a clear yellow color with a medium white fizzy and rapidly diminishing head. It leaves a small lacing. Aroma shows corn syrup, clear adjuncts with some distinct macro-lager malt and minimal hops. There are notes of straw and cereals like rice, vegetables and soap. Weak. Flavor is pretty bad. Sweet corn syrup with asparagus. No hops present. There are also touches of dough and paper. This is extremely watery and flavorless. Not as dry as the label says. Short finish. No aftertaste. Thatís it? Bad Lager. Maybe I had a bad bottle.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
eaglefan538 (2960) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 9, 2006
Another pale lager goes down the pipe, through the liver, and out the, well, you know. Appearance was pale yellow, ok head, weak lacing. Aroma was adjunct lade, rice or corn. The flavor was malty sweet, same old same old, Japanese Budweiser. Mouthfeel average (if not heavy for the style), carbonated.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Blackbarrel (116) - new york, New York, USA - JUL 5, 2006
Served in a bottle. so canít comment on appearance. fizzy on the tongue, too much fizz to distinquish any complex flavors if they are there. Strange, I used to like this type of beer. When all is said and done: VERY WATERY.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 4, 2006
....How did I miss this one? Iíve had this several times, this completely blows soporro and tsing tao out of the water so I drink this on occasion at work when itís hot and busy. A typical pale lager, clean, lifeless, snappy and refreshing. I guess it has everything that Iím looking for according to big name beers, eh?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nekronos (3838) - Xalapa, MEXICO - JUL 1, 2006
Very incipit too. But it has some Japanese Beer distinctive taste. Very pale but dark golden too.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
fordest (2133) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JUN 30, 2006
12 oz can. Macro look and aroma, but the flavor was a touch better. Crisp and clean and well... boring.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
beerlady (556) - lucerne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 20, 2006
white head lasts not long middle yellow color smells a bit malty,a bit hoppy, a bit of cutten grass, some citrus,a bit metallic middle carbonated some malt taste and a a bit sourish taste, "dry" is true, but not much taste, aftertaste malty, some straw-like flavour,some very hidden, honey-like aftertaste not really for drinking it for the tasts of itself, a bit boring

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 18, 2006
Urine colored body with a light white head. Corn aroma with some very light hops. Sharp and dry taste, rather boring overall. Heavily carbonated ending.

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