Asahi Dry Black Lime Black


Japanese Name: アサヒスーパードライ ドライブラック バースタイル ライム
Brewer: Asahi
Release: Apr. 22, 2014
Type: Happoushu
Alcohol: 5.5%
Purchase Price: ¥188 @Aeon


Tasting Notes:
Last year, Asahi released a citrus beer-taste beverage called Panache. This year they’ve chosen to add a hint of lime to a dark beer-like happoshu. Here’s the rundown.

Pouring out a dark brown, Asahi Dry Black Lime is comparable in color to other Japanese black lagers. The scent of freshly squeezed lime permeates the air above the head. Your first gulp is predominately lime, and you can almost feel the pulp in your mouth. As far as the “dry black” part, if I were blind taste testing I do not think I would know this was a “beer,” it almost tastes like cola with lime. The lime gives a nice refreshing citrus edge, provides some acidity, and just dominates the drink.

That being said, I do like Asahi Dry Black Lime Black. The lime gives a nice change of pace and it does taste like freshly squeezed lime. Overall it’s a very refreshing beverage on a hot summer day.


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6 Responses to Asahi Dry Black Lime Black

  1. Glenn says:

    Very much enjoyed reading your tasting notes accompanying the different Japanese beers. Very often the periodic exotic little offerings produced by Japanese breweries go unnoticed and die after a short while even though some of them are quite good. So its great that you are giving them some exposure!

    By the way, trawling through your notes couldn’t find anything for Aooni India Pale Ale. Maybe i missed it but please give it a go, because this ale is a rare bird indeed.


    • DM says:

      Glenn, thanks for your comment. I enjoy writing, although I haven’t been able to find the time to write as often as I used to. Stay tuned for more!

      In regards to Aooni IPA, indeed its one of those brews that defies the standard idea of Japanese beer. I have never written a post about it. I had it many years ago, before I started writing this blog, and quite enjoyed it. I’ll have to get around to blogging it one of these days.

    • Anthony Krese says:

      Great beer (Aooni IPA). My favorite IPA brewed in Japan…so far. It’s a beast!

  2. Anthony Krese says:

    I’ve seen this a few times. I thought it was “beer”. Expensive for a Happoushu? 200 Yen at the supermarkets up here.

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