Asahi Crystal Gold

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Japanese Name: アサヒ クリスタルゴールド
Brewer: Asahi
Release: Jan. 15, 2014
Type: Happousei (発泡性)
Alcohol: 6%
Purchase Price: ¥116 @Aeon (6-Pack)

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Tasting Notes:
Once again, Asahi has produced another new genre brew to celebrate the Olympics. This time they’ve envisioned a brew crafted to represent figure skating. Let’s see if Asahi Crystal Gold deserves to be on the winner’s platform.

I’m quite certain no athletes were involved in the brewing process, but I couldn’t help notice the aroma of sweaty socks as I popped the top and poured my glass, no joke! Fortunately, that same aroma does not transfer to you first gulp, where you’ll find a little malt, a touch of bitterness, and a slight tart acidic finish.

In the end, Asahi Crystal Gold is not terribly impressive. It’s not bad, but is just your standard new genre brew. However, at 6% ABV it may just provide a kick to make the Sochi Winter Olympics a tad more enjoyable.

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3 Responses to Asahi Crystal Gold

  1. Anthony Krese says:

    Figured as much. These new genre brews have been underwhelming lately. It feels like the same old thing with a new label slapped on. The last thing I really enjoyed was Tokonatsu Kibun.

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