Japanese Name: アサヒ 秋宵
Release: Aug. 21, 2012
Type: Liqueur (発泡性)
Purchase Price: ￥105 @Aeon
Released towards the end of the summer here in Japan was Asahi’s first venture into the autumn new genre brews, Asahi Aki-Yoi. Out of the can, it has a very strong alcohol flavor that isn’t too appealing. However, the flavor smoothed out after a little while in the glass. It’s got a fuller body than your average new genre brew, with a little tangy citrus notes, and as expected the usual Asahi clean finish. Finally, there’s the sweetness you come to expect in the 3rd tier category of beer-tasting beverages.
Asahi Akiyoi was not the best tasting beverage I’ve had recently, as there are other fall offerings from the brew meisters that I prefer. It does however have an interesting package, although I would have done without the small glass.