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Beer – #616 – Asahi – Asahi Super Dry

Japan then, Asahi Super Dry, a beer more common,

Fresh, crisp and clear – with a sharp delivery that slakes thirst before slipping gently on.

Slightly odd sized 633ml bottle of 5%ABV beer, 16 IBU things, that would be 150 calories a serve size and this would then be 2.5 standard drinks in NZ.

Brewed by Asahi Breweries  in the style that is  Pale Lager and they are in Tokyo, Japan

Super smooth guy drinks super dry beer

Super smooth guy drinks super dry beer

With its refreshing barley flavor and crisp aftertaste, Asahi Super Dry is by far the most popular high-quality beer in Japan.

Since its debut in 1987 as Japan’s first dry beer, it has continued to improve the taste and excitement of beer.

Its taste has set a new standard that is acknowledged around the world today.

So they talk it up, and what could possibly go wrong?

Hop bitter malt lager aroma op opening.

Asahi Super DryPale golden pour with a nice fluffy white head. The familiar malt lager aroma.

Defiantly probably not a beer to drink super cold this exhibits none of the taste things that you might enjoy in a pale lager, lack or hop roughness or bite, nothing dry on the finish, and I thought that it was unnecessarily sweet.

It’s hard to imagine a blander beer. Except it really isn’t, this is so familiar as stock-standard domestic no offence coloured alcohol water.

The pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 5  of its things from the thing. It is average and beige. It scores average because it isn’t trying to be anything other than what it is.

The double dip review

Am I enjoying it? No
Would I have another? No
Would I share with a friend on a porch and set the world to rights? No.

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PALE LAGER

The colour of pale lager ranges from light bronze to nearly transparent and the alcohol anywhere from 4-6%. Adjunct usage may be quite high, though in some cases the beer is all-malt. Carbonation is typically forced, though not always. One thing that doesnt vary is that neither the malt nor the hops make much of an impression on the palate. These beers are brewed for minimum character, though faint traces of hop or malt may show through. More likely though is that adjuncts like corn will show through, or you’ll find notes of higher alcohols (fuel notes) due to the use of high-gravity brewing. The body will be thin and watery, and the finish is typically non-existent.

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3 comments on “Beer – #616 – Asahi – Asahi Super Dry

  1. kingmidget
    June 13, 2015

    I’m a firm believer in beers made in other countries have to be eaten with that country’s food to be appreciated. When i have Chinese food I drink Tsingtao and it is an incredible beer. I liked it so much after one Chinese meal that I rushed out and got a six pack to have at home — with my regular dinner options. And it was the worst beer imaginable. Never again. I only drink Tsingtao with Chinese food. I wonder if Asahi is the same. Try it with Japanese food some day.

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    • Philip Walter
      June 13, 2015

      You have mentioned this before, or I have, some beers are performance beers and are time and place and setting. The Asahi was an ‘everyman’ beer and you might as well drink a local domestic. I like the idea of drinking beer with a paired food, however I have been given come Ukranian beer, I have no idea what they eat 🙂 Might have to go with Sushi.

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