Japanese Name: アサヒ スーパードライ＜鮮度実感 ２缶パック＞
Release: Mar. 30, 2012
Type: Japanese Beer (ビール)
Purchase Price: ￥434 for 2 350mL cans @Sankus
A little over a year ago, Asahi decided it needed to deliver straight from the brewery freshness to its beloved Asahi Super Dry drinkers. Specially marked packages were delivered to a limited number of stores across the country each month. These limited “fresh packs” contain your average Asahi Super Dry but are delivered from the factory in under three days. After a year of searching, I finally stumbled upon one of the recent conbini limited packages at Sankus. This particular shipment arrived in-store on April 26th, and was consumed on April 27th, four days at most after canning. Let’s see what fresh Super Dry tastes like.
Popping the top, it definitely smells different. There’s a very yeasty funky odor, sweaty socks? Your first gulp will be very bitter, but it dissipates as the beer sits in the glass… therefore, drink immediately after pouring. Compared to the normal can, there’s more of a yeast flavor, a little more bitterness, and just a fuller body in general.
Guaranteeing this freshness costs a mere extra 2 yen per can in the 350mL twin pack. And while the novelty of this limited offering makes it worth trying, you won’t be catching this beer drinker buying fresh Asahi Super Dry on a regular basis.