Asahi Black (Kuronama)

 
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Formerly brewed at Asahi Breweries
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Tokyo, Japan

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RATINGS: 452   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Production in Japan was stopped in September 2015. If you have a dark Asahi beer after that, it is Dry Black.

Bottle & can: Pasteurised.
Ingredients: Dark roasted malt; hops; rice; maize; Asahi’s pure cultured yeast.
Japan’s favourite dark beer. Brewed in Osaka, Asahi Black is made from three different roasted malts. This gives it a rich, nutty flavour and makes it incredibly smooth-drinking. Unlike other, more bitter dark beers and stouts, it’s brewed in a process called bottom fermentation, which gives it a subtle, sweet edge and smooth 5% abv.

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2.9
oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 4, 2008
Bottled. Ruby colour, mediumsized beige head. Aroma is metal, roasted malts and some hints of metal. Flavour is roasted malts, some dark riped fruits and some hints of rice. Not very exciting.

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RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 7, 2008
Pretty unremarkable schwarzbier. Not too dark roasted a flavor paired with an average bodied beer. Still OK.

2.8
CH-303 (2248) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUL 1, 2008
Appearance: Very dark brown, basically black. Nice amount of head. Aroma: Burnt and roasted malt. Caramel? Metallic? Taste: Again burnt and roasted malt. Malty aftertaste. Info: 334ml bottle, 2/9-2007

2.9
bhops (433) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2008
bottle. poured dark brown with no head. Dark roasty malt aroma and flavor. I like the style, but this is a pretty weak schwarzbeir in my opinion.

3.4
tiggmtl (4545) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 20, 2008
Rich caramel malts with some light roast and a touch of sulfur in the nose. Clear, deep amber-brown coloured body is topped by a decent tan head that recedes to a lasting cover with some nice lacing. Light roasty character is perceptible above the smooth somewhat sweet, nutty malt flavour. Bitterness is quite restrained. Medium light body with somewhat strong carbonation that attacks the front of the tongue. Tulip glass. Cellar temperature. Bottle (marked "Munich-type", BB 08-11, Brewery Creek, Apr-08).

2.8
mgermani (1002) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 15, 2008
Pours a a near-pitch black with a good thick head which doesn’t stick around long. Aroma is slightly odd - black sesame, sweet, light caramel. Tastes similar - again, black sesame, lightly toasty, some diacetyl and very light and sweet finish. Slightly under-carbonated, thin body with a touch of milkiness. Not terrible, I kinda like the black sesame thing, but there must be better Japanese beer out there...

2.7
kidmartinek (4999) - austin, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2008
A dark brown pour almost opaque. Pours with a glorious head, that lasts a few minutes. Smells like full dark malt and a little caramel. Tastes roasted malty and has a bit of balancing hop bitterness. Metallic taste at the end and in the aftertaste kinda ruins it. Finish is a little rough and bland.

3
thebeertourist (5189) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 2, 2008
Bottle. Dark brown with a small head. Caramel aroma. Decent malty flavours. Decent, but not overexciting.

2.6
BillKismet (4064) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2008
Black with very carbonated and thick head with bubbly cola body. Aroma of moderate spiced hops and malt that is mildly enjoyable. Rather watery mouthfeel with some nuanced dunkel malt crispness.

2.9
RoyceH (1199) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - MAR 25, 2008
Bottle, L’Orient, St Andrews. Dark black, big off-white head. Nose is roasted with some malty goodness, but quite watery and sweet. Mouth is burnt malt, some grainy and rice with some sweet malty caramel and espresso tones. Odd, and not my choice, quite dry, but alright.


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