Asahi Dry Premium: Noukou Jukusei-Jitate

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Japanese Name: アサヒスーパードライ ドライプレミアム 濃厚熟成仕立て
Brewer: Asahi
Release: Nov. 5, 2015
Type: Japanese Beer (ビール)
Alcohol: 6.5%
Purchase Price: ¥235 @Aeon

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Tasting Notes:
Originally released last year for Asahi’s 2015 winter gift season, I was able to get my hands on the Noukou Jukusei-Jitate brew in both can and bottle versions. Noukou Jukusei-Jitate is crafted with a two-stage aging process, Japanese Golden malt and Amarillo hops. Let’s see if the recipients of this set ended up with smiles on their faces.

Noukou Jukusei has a lovely orange hue in the glass, its malty-yeasty aroma wafts off the head. Up front the presence of malt and hop makes itself known, giving a nice full-bodied flavor. Slowly across the tongue and down the throat this full-bodiedness opens up leaving a more gentle smooth aftertaste and just the right amount of bitterness. A sweet essence of orange marmalade and toast come across, along with a hint of floral-ness in the background.

Asahi’s Noukou Jukusei-Jitate is one of the better Japanese beers I’ve tasted recently. I love the complexities in the flavor profile as well as the flavor transition in the mouth. In combination with its pure drinkability, Noukou Jukusei-Jitate is a winner.

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3 Responses to Asahi Dry Premium: Noukou Jukusei-Jitate

  1. berndte says:

    How did bottle versus can compare?

    • DM says:

      I drank the can first and the bottle the next day. Interestingly, I found the bottle to not have the same complexities I found in the can. The bottle tasted toned down, a little flatter compared to the can.

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