The first time I had Asahi Beer I wasn’t able to appreciate it as much as I should have. It was my 50th birthday party and I had already drank a couple of glasses of scotch and about 3 or 4 other beer brands which I was unable to remember by the time I took my first sip of the Asahi. What I do remember is that the Asahi went down smoother and drier than anything I had drunk all day. Asahi bills itself as a super dry beer and that’s no lie. It wasn’t until a couple of days later that I really became fond of the Asahi super dry beer.
I came home from work on a really hot June afternoon and so the story goes: Before heading inside the cool air conditioned house to relax, I took care of some chores outside in the hot sun and developed quite a thirst. Normally, I’m craving a couple of martinis and olives at around 5:30pm, but the heat, along with my increasing thirst coaxed my mind into considering the assortment of cold, brews that were left in the basement refrigerator from the birthday bash the previous weekend. I opened the fridge and sorted through about a dozen different types of Sam Adams; then skipped over some cans of Coors; Modelo Especial and a half dozen bottles of New Castle before the 3 remaining bottles of Asahi Beer caught my eye; still in the original box labeled, Super Dry. The Super Dry Asahi seemed like the perfect match for my thirst. It would also be a great opportunity to evaluate the Asahi beer with fresh taste buds for the first time. Appreciation for a premium dry beer took on a new meaning from the very first sip of Asahi.
The dryness of Asahi makes it an incredibly refreshing beer for hitting the spot on a hot summer day. Yet, this super dry beer fromJapandoesn’t stop at that. Even if you’re not particularly thirsty, Asahi is an incredibly enjoyable beer to sip. The Asahi has a very well-rounded, wood-oak, malty nose at first taste with the perfect amount of effervescence that seems to dissolve magically on your tongue. I taste a nice amount of hops with just a hint of lemon-citrus after-bite. Asahi Beer is most definitely a worthy Lager Style beer. Like you would expect from a Japanese beer, Asahi is made with rice.
My over all Impression? I give Asahi Beer a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. I’ll be buying this one again soon.
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