Brewed by Asahi Breweries
Style: Pale Lager
Tokyo, Japan


on tap

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RATINGS: 1644   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.14/5   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 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."

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Beer5000 (5323) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 12, 2006
Bottle. Golden pale body with short white head. Some malt flavour and little bitterness. A dry lager with short aftertaste. Quite ordinary, but definitively drinkable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Delirium (636) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2006 Both bottle and tap (basically the same). Pours light yellow with a medium head that quickly dissipates. Fairly strong initial floral scent, although that dissipates with the head. Taste is rather nondeScript. It actually is quite dry, oddly enough, which makes it lack the off-taste sweetness of many pale lagers. Not particularly exciting, but if you find yourself having to drink a macrobrew from Japan, this is probably the best choice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JohnBarleycorn (537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2006
Medium-gold appearance with a nice, clean, balanced lager aroma. Flavour is a little watery, leading to a slightly bitter hop finish. Blatantly average.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (9190) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2006 Shared bottle with and from rickgordon, thanks
Light yellow color. Dominant malty scent. Malty taste with low bitterness. Higher body than expected.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2006
The best thing about this one, is that it is in fact a bit dry. This means that the flavour isn’t as damn sweet as most pale lager. Otherwise, it just sticks to the same old formula. Why did I bother...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rickgordon (3846) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2006
Bottled. Golden colour, pretty rich head. Apart from diacetyl in aroma, I found roasty notes and even hints of chocolate. Butterscotch is pretty dominant in flavour but the bitterness was not to be found. Very clean pale lager - I took it for a pilsner. Mouthfeel was almost medium. But then I sampled homebrewed bitters just before.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Lunkie (1641) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - FEB 28, 2006
Sweet hop malt aroma. Clear amber colour with poor head and lacing. Sweet malt flavour. Flat palate.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
WhiteSoxFan (152) - USA - FEB 27, 2006
My favorite of the Japanese beers to enjoy with sushi. Nothing special, just the best of the 3 bad japanese beers. No real aroma. Did pour with a nice creamy head. Yellow, fizzy, dry.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dimitri99 (63) - USA - FEB 17, 2006
Tasty with Korean after a few drinks. Enjoyable, kind of a sharp taste to it upon drinking.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
larsga (6929) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2006
Biggish white head of fine lace, subsides quickly. Pale yellow body. Sweetish light clean malt aroma with faint fruity spicy notes. Almost no taste at all, just faint fruitiness. In a way it’s impressive that it’s not watery, despite being almost devoid of taste. Faint hoppy aftertaste. Clearly extremely well made, but sadly all that skill has been expended on removing the taste rather than adding it.

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