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Suntory The Premium Malt's - Suntory

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Reviews: 28
Hads: 81
Avg: 3.33
pDev: 29.13%
Wants: 2
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Naerhu on 01-19-2003

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Reviews by davidchollar:
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3.45/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I'm just now reviewing this, but i could've sworn i entered a review for this months ago. i like "za purimiamu" and it has almost replaced yebisu as my regular go-to j-mac.

nothing special for appearance, looks like 1000 other beers. but the head retention is pretty good, and today was a muggy warm may day so a cold lager is music to my eyes. nice smell, not very pronounced but definitely pleasing floral, hoppy aroma.

this is almost watery-weak compared to some better bitter pilseners. it does have an acceptable bitterness, and it's almost ridiculously better than asahi super dry, but there are much better pilseners to be had. recommended.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Jaysicles
2.77/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Fuzzycuffs
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of AxlSkull
2.5/5  rDev -24.9%

Photo of bearbreak
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of JoeAmerican77
3.07/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Purchased by my wife at the local Family Mart, Yomitan, OKinawa...

A - Decent looking pour, two fingers of white head, window pane clear golden pilsner color

S - Sweet malts, and dry grass on the nose

F - Same as the nose except more pronounced; sweet malts in the front, dry hay and citric bitterness in the rear

M - lBoasts a refreshing light medium body and small bubble carbonation which leaves a creamy texture

Overall I enjoyed this the more I drank it, better than many of the other "Macro" Japanese offerings. I would suggest you have it when compared to say, Kirin, Orion, Sapporo etc

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Photo of sfprint
4.04/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: quickly disapating sudsy head but pretty much no lacing. lively small rising carbonation, yellowy/green gold
S: light, fresh and clean malt, slightly sweet. german style hops.
T: very very fresh, hint of "spicyness" in the bitterness. very excellent version of bitterness which gives a quick punch but nothing harsh and lasting. also relatively sweet, but not too sweet. very nice degree of sweetness. Flavorful. Very good.
M: The sting is great. excellent carbonation. I hope it's not radiation i'm feeling. whatever it is, its really nice.
O: Excellent balance, good beer. Lots of very nice qualities. How do the Japanese get it better than the Germans?

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Photo of Fatehunter
2.21/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a thin head with low retention on a clear light straw colored body.
The aroma is candy corn... not good.
The taste leads with metallic bitterness followed by candy sweetness.
The texture is sticky with moderate carbonation.
Too sweet, not good.

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Photo of JamLand
2.75/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of lzepplin01
2.5/5  rDev -24.9%

Photo of tone77
3.19/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Back at the Asakura Smile hostel here in Tokyo. My bottom bunk is awful comfy, but I was charged an extra 100 yen for a towel. Oh wait, this not hosteladvocate, this is beer advocate. Poured from an 11.2 oz. can. Has a light golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is very mild, a touch of malts. Taste is malty, a bit sweet, refreshing and easy drinking. Feels light in the mouth and overall is a decent beer.

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Photo of TrojanRB
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of HaveUSeenMyCellar
2.75/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Raven3464
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of metter98
3.18/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that quickly died down, leaving a thin film on the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: There are aromas of adjunct and grainy malts in the nose along with some hints of sweetness.
T: The taste has flavors of grainy and adjunct malts. Only a light amount of bitterness is present in the finish.
M: It feels a little more than light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. The finish leaves your mouth a little dry.
O: This beer isn't that difficult to drink but seems like a hybrid between a pilsener and an adjunct lager.

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Photo of biernack
2.61/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of warpedrevolution
3/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of atigerlife
3.1/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured a big, fluffyhead which was slightly chunky. Spotty lacing. A light golden color with some visible carbonation. Decent enough start.

Aroma is of malts with some lager yeast. Not much else.

Taste is very sweet with some faint citrus in there. Decent hops backbone.

Mouthfeel was somewhat dead. Very light and lightly cleansing.

Overall, a drinkable beer and would be decent in a pinch. Nothing to get too excited about, but different than the typical Japanese rice lager.

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Photo of pin
1.5/5  rDev -55%

Photo of texasspottedcow
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nmoeschler
2/5  rDev -39.9%

Photo of jeon123123
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of ronniebruner
4.05/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

First of all, this is by far one of the best japanese brews Ive had in a long time. The beers like a typical lager with a golden hue and medium to heavy carbonation. The aroma is of very good malts and has a nice taste on the tongue. A very well effort, especially for a lager.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.38/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear medium yellow in color with very light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a half finger tall bright white sudsy head that quickly reduces to a small patch of thin larger bubbles and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of grainy malts with lighter amounts of adjunct malts (grains) that give sweetness to the smell. Slight notes of earthy hops.

T: The beer starts out with some grainy malts combined with a little bit of adjunct grain malts that contribute a touch of sweetness. Very light amounts of earthy hop flavors. Light to moderate amounts of bitterness in the finish that lingers..

M: Medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Crisp.

O: Easy to drink and sessionable, slightly interesting take on the German Pilsener style with the additional of adjunct malt sweetness.

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Photo of jlindros
3.38/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I believe it says it was brewed on 8/31/15, but it's all in Chinese as I had this in Shanghai.

Pours a big fizzy foamy 1.5 finger head that never retreats with supporting bubbles everywhere, mild foamy lacing, crystal clear watery pilsner color.

Nose isn't too bad, toasted pilsner malts, grainy, little husky, doughy malts, little mineral note to the lagering, little raw dough, into mild grassy noble hops, hint of fruity lager esters.

Taste is dry, a little crisp, incredibly dry somehow, like chewing on hay, a little straw, toasted pilsner malts, very husky and dried grains, little raw dough again, grainy pilsner, with mild fruity lager flavors again, into a very mild grassy hop. Hint of mineral note. Finish again dry, very quick finish, clean crisp, no real bitterness but a little mineral weird lager taste late.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, nice popping carb, super dry.

Overall interesting, much better than I expected, but still not a great beer.

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