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Brewed by Asahi Breweries
Style: Pale Lager
Tokyo, Japan

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RATINGS: 1764   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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."

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2.6
darbish (115) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2007
it doesn’t smell particularly good, or taste particularly good when you buy it from any of the non-japanese sources. if you have a chance i recommend buying the ones that are imported from japan, instead of the more local ones. the beer lives up to its description of being crisp, fresh and clear, but one wonders if they could do better...

2.1
Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - NOV 13, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2008 This is a decent, but rather basic, bland, weak lager with little taste, and I really enjoy pale lagers. It is gold with a thick white head that lasts and leaves some lacing. The aroma is actualy somewhat strong, but typical for the style with mild malt, grain. The taste is very mild grain, specifically a definite rice quality, not particularly sweet or bitter. It has a faint metallic hint and a mild rice-grain aftertaste. It starts of bland, gets a little flavour, but part way down it loses flavour completely before the mildaftertaste. It is very watery, even for the style, with a rough, unpleasant palate. As my wife said in comparing it to Schlitz, this tastes less like beer, which mostly sums it up.

2.7
douglas88 (9789) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 10, 2007
Bottle. Pours a light gold with a white frothy head. The taste is smooth and crisp; some hops and a sweet malt. The body is watery and finishes dry. Not bad.

0.9
robforbes (2277) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - NOV 4, 2007
pours yellow with a small foamy white head. smell is wet grain, silage, skunk weed, very bad aroma, yuck. taste is dry just like the label says "super dry", but the taste is more like "super bad", grain, a weird taste that i just cant put my finger on. the beers appearance really hides how bad this is, all i can say is that this beer really sucks.

1.6
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 29, 2007
22oz bottle. Aroma: Light grainy maltiness with slightly sweet corn. Appearance: Light golden in color and clear. White head was full and foamy with good retention. Fair lacing. Flavor: Light malt. Hops? Nope. Light bitterness. Clean finish. Palate: Light bodied and watery. Medium carbonation. Overall: This was one of those situations where someone ordered a beer for me, and thought they were getting me something ’gourmet’. Courtesy demanded that I thank them and drink it. And so I did. Inside, I died a little bit.

1.9
dkazuk (248) - winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 21, 2007
330ml bottle.
Pours a clear gold with a medium white head. Has a fruity apple smell. Taste is alcohol, wheat and apples. Med body. Soft carbonation. Not great.

2.5
foduck (330) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 14, 2007
it is what it says... super dry. very clean lager, no detectable nastiness. pale, clear, moderate carbonation. dry on the palate. very little flavor. wish there was a tad more bittering hops.

1.3
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - OCT 13, 2007
1pt. 6oz bottle. Aroma of corn/rice and macro skunk. Large white foamy head that mostly lasted. Yellow gold hue. Grainy flavor of macro corn/rice and metal. Watery fizzy palate. Brewed by Molson for us gaijin in N. America.

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DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2007
Big frothy head. Pous a straw colour beer. tatse is weak and metallic. Barley and rice are discernible. Dry finish with lingering metal taste. Not very nice.

2.3
Skinnyviking (9767) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2007
Bottle. High fluffy but lasting white head. Clear golden body. Weak barley malt aroma. Mild and watery with only a little hops bitterness. Low carbonation. Short aftertaste.


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