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Asahi Super Dry - singularly refreshing beer!

  • Jan 3, 2010
As I started to write the review, I realized I was having difficulty finding any words of wisdom to pass on. I felt like I was trying to snag a zephyr or find the words to describe the taste of cold water out of a mountain stream. In other words, I know I liked it, there was a sense that it tasted wonderfully cool and refreshing but it was entirely unprepossessing and unpretentious. There was no memorables notes or aromas or overtones that one could get a handle on and describe.

Now don't misunderstand me ... it was unmistakably a beer but it was remarkably unremarkable, if that makes any sense at all.

Cool, clear, clean, crisp, refreshing, light, easygoing and enjoyable ... but still unremarkable. If you want to string out two, three or four cold ones on a hot summer day and not worry about being overhwhelmed with any lingering flavours or after-taste, then Asahi is your beer!


Paul Weiss

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March 18, 2012
Interesting perspectives !
February 28, 2010
Some beers are really just that can be really hard at times to describe a beer that you really like, but is really not standing out for any particular flavor or anything.
January 06, 2010
Asahi is very refreshing indeed!  In fact, it's one of my favorite beers to have with sushi.  You've described the Super Dry perfectly! :)
January 06, 2010
Thanks so much, Devora. I really worried about sounding like I had no idea what I was doing with this one. It's nice to hear a confirming opinion.
January 10, 2010
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Quick Tip by . January 03, 2010
A crystal clear, pleasant, unpretentious beer with a refreshing but unobtusive palate.
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Asahi Breweries, Ltd. is a leading brewery and soft drink company based in Tokyo, Japan. The company has a 40% share of the Japanese beer market.

The company originally led the Japanese craze for dry beer with Asahi Super Dry in 1987, leading to its dramatic turnaround in business performance, and surpassing former second ranker Sapporo Brewery in sales and profits.
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