Japanese Name: アサヒ ダブル酵母
Release: Apr. 22, 2014
Type: Japanese Beer (ビール)
Purchase Price: ￥210 @Aeon
As its fifth limited release for the Aeon Group, Asahi created Double Yeast. It utilizes two types of yeast that combine to create a rich flavor “koku,” with some sharpness “kire.” Down the hatch!
Asahi Double Yeast pours out a refreshing blond in the glass, with the yeasty aroma immediately apparent. The first gulp embraces your mouth in effervescence carrying the flavors across the palate. It has a very creamy mouthfeel along with a decent amount of bitterness. Most prevalent is Double Yeast’s tang.
Asahi Double Yeast is an interesting concept, however in many ways it has a taste similar to some of the third tier new genre brews. While it’s a very delicious beer, I would like to taste more malt.