I am not a great fan of Asahi Super Dry. It is a very popular beer here in Japan but if I have a choice of which bog standard lager to drink I usually go for Kirin.
However, I found myself in a Umeda Station konbini one evening looking for a can of beer to drink with my evening meal and my eyes were drawn to a golden can of Asahi Premium. The label claimed 6% ABV instead of the usual 5% for Super Dry. I handed over my hard earned yen and headed home with one.
The first thing you will notice is the texture of the can. Never mind the beer this is definitely a premium beer can. After stroking the can for a few minutes I opened it and poured some beer carelessly into my glass.
This is a gassy beer with a reasonably attractive, foamy top. The colour is noticeably deeper than Super Dry. The flavour is stronger too but not in a good way. The word which springs to mind is "sherbet".
Rating: 2/5. If you like Super Dry you might enjoy this.