Clear Asahi Crystal Clear

2015_Asahi_Crystal_Clear_1

Japanese Name: クリアアサヒ クリスタルクリア
Brewer: Asahi
Release: Jun. 16, 2015
Type: Happousei (発泡性)
Alcohol: 4%
Purchase Price: ¥105 @Aeon

2015_Asahi_Crystal_Clear_2

Tasting Notes:
Asahi’s newest addition to the Clear line is Clear Asahi Crystal Clear, a summer limited new genre brew. Crystal Clear is brewed using sub-zero filtration and storage processes along with hops that have been processed at below freezing temperatures for increased bitterness.

Crystal Clear pours out an expectedly light straw in the glass easily forming a smooth creamy head that bubbles off fairly quickly. The first gulp has a smooth hoppy edge, while remaining very clean tasting. Most of the flavor comes at the front and mid-palate, but drops off before hitting the throat. It does have a sharp finish like Asahi Super Dry’s Extra Sharp.

For a summer thirst quencher, Crystal Clear does the job. Its light clean taste is very refreshing, and with a lower alcohol content it’s one you can drink until the sun goes down. However, those who do prefer a little more flavor and bitterness will find disappointment as Crystal Clear does taste a tad watered down.

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Liqueur (Happousei) and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Clear Asahi Crystal Clear

  1. Pingback: Clear Asahi Crystal Clear (2016) | Beers of Japan

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s