Japanese Name: アサヒパナシェ
Release: May. 14, 2013
Purchase Price: ￥198 @Lawson
Continuing with Asahi’s new releases is Asahi Panache touted as a lemon-flavored beer cocktail. As with some of the beer concoctions in the past I was a little skeptical with this one, but with “beer cocktail” on the label I had to give it a chance.
Asahi Panache pours out very light, there’s definitely a strong lemon on the nose. My first gulp had a mellow effervescence that covered the tongue and throat, those bubbles bring the refreshing lemon flavor down the throat. It’s a very mild ever so slightly sweet lemon, no harshness at all.
In the end, must say Asahi Panache is absolutely delicious. The sweetness tones down the acidity and there’s a hint of malt that remains. It’s a very refreshing beverage, and will be perfect as the summer heats up.