Asahi (334ml Bottle)
Ingredients: Water, barley, corn, hops, rice. "Fresh, crisp and clear - with a sharp delivery that slakes thirst before slipping gently on. "
Has a surprisingly hoppy smell straight away and is slightly nutty and wheaty afterwards. It has a pleasant light-amber colour and a very clean taste. But you can still taste that bit of riciness at the end, along with a mild carbonated bite. Overall a clean and very drinkable beer.
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 youll 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.