Asahi Dry Premium | Iritate Koku no Premium

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Japanese Name: アサヒスーパードライ ドライプレミアム 煎りたてコクのプレミアム
Brewer: Asahi
Release: Feb. 17, 2015
Type: Japanese Beer (ビール)
Alcohol: 6.5%
Purchase Price: ¥224 @Aeon

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Tasting Notes:
Iritate (just roasted) Koku no Premium is the newest edition to the Asahi Dry Premium lineup. It is made with malt, partly Japan grown, roasted in country to give this beer a freshly roasted flavor. At 6.5% ABV, this Japanese lager is sure to get you buzzing, but let’s see if it’ll get you into a blissful mood.

Pour slowly for a nice creamy head. In the glass Iritate has a wonderful deep golden color. The nose is composed mainly of rich malt with hints of vinegarish acidity. Your first gulp will be quite pleasant. The flavors come right up front, malt and hoppy bitterness, very rich with plenty of effervescence. The finish is very clean with just a hint of cheek-puckering tang, staying true to the Super Dry label.

This variation of the Asahi Super Dry Premium line is quite good. It’s got just the right amount of flavor without going overboard, and that will keep you reaching for a second and third can. Iritate Koku no Premium can still be found on store shelves, so check it out while available. Cheers!

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