Asahi Super Dry
Brewed by Asahi Breweries Ltd
Style: Japanese Rice Lager
Asahi Super Dry is the most popular beer in Japan, produced by Asahi Breweries Ltd, a leading brewery and soft drinks company based in Tokyo, Japan. Asahi Breweries Ltd is the largest beer producer in the whole of Japan.
Asahi (“Morning sun) was founded in Osaka in 1889 as the Osaka Beer Company .
In 1987 Asahi introduced Asahi Super Dry a product that was extremely successful in Japan, making the Asahi brand one of the leading lights in the Japanese beer market.
Review: Bottle of Asahi Super Dry: ABV: 5%
Asahi Super Dry, dry as in crisp with no sweetness in the taste, light and not much aftertaste. Super dry as in more of all that. I guess. The labeling on the bottle is very stylish I must say, shiny silver background with a black printed “Asahi” catching the eye
On pour got a lovely clear light golden looking beer, with a nice big white foamy head, which unfortunately did die quite quickly.
Lots of carbonation which was very crispy looking, can hear it bubbling away, was lively
Slight lacing all over, but not much
Overall, looks very good and refreshing, and nice carbo…
Has a lovely beery smell, very, very sweet and some lemon and grass found. The lager yeast, and the rice coming to the fore. I liked the smell, faint aroma but not bad…..
On tasting didn’t pick up anything of note, no flavours, nothing, didn’t taste anything at all!
Also very light, is there really 5% in this!
Ok there was some sweet rice, as you’d expect from an Asian beer, some grains and malts, and a bit of an aftertaste, but nothing to shout home about.
Was a very slight taste in the back end, minimal hops
Generally tasteless, not great at all. actually feel cheated. It says on the label beer, but this tastes like bottled water. And the fact it looked good and smelt ok, was very disappointing that the end product was so bad. A shite feel to the beer, very flat. One to avoid in the future!
Looking at reviews online there seems to be some who say that in Japan it tastes so much better. Perhaps that is so, but I bought mine in a Chinese supermarket and can only go on that. Big beer companies should expect some flack when they put their name to bad exports and poor imitations……..