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Suntory The Premium Malt's - Suntory

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62 Ratings
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.21
pDev: 18.69%
Wants: 1
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
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Japan

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Naerhu on 01-19-2003)
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Ratings: 62 | Reviews: 27 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by davidchollar:
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3.45/5  rDev +7.5%
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.

davidchollar, May 16, 2006
More User Reviews:
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3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Fuzzycuffs, Sep 01, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -22.1%

AxlSkull, Sep 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +9%

bearbreak, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of JoeAmerican77
3.09/5  rDev -3.7%
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

JoeAmerican77, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of sfprint
4.1/5  rDev +27.7%
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?

sfprint, Aug 25, 2011
Photo of Fatehunter
2.2/5  rDev -31.5%
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.

Fatehunter, Mar 03, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -22.1%

lzepplin01, May 26, 2014
Photo of tone77
3.23/5  rDev +0.6%
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.

tone77, Jun 19, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

TrojanRB, Feb 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +9%

Raven3464, May 23, 2014
Photo of metter98
3.18/5  rDev -0.9%
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.

metter98, Oct 10, 2012
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4.68/5  rDev +45.8%

SandC, Oct 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -6.5%

warpedrevolution, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of atigerlife
3.08/5  rDev -4%
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.

atigerlife, Sep 23, 2006
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1.5/5  rDev -53.3%

pin, May 28, 2013
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2/5  rDev -37.7%

nmoeschler, Aug 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +9%

jeon123123, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of ronniebruner
4.05/5  rDev +26.2%
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.

ronniebruner, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of dbrauneis
3.4/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

dbrauneis, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of woodychandler
3.95/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Many thanks and big ups to Jerriko for picking this (and a few other) CAN up for me during his recent trip to Japan. BlackHaddock and I just had a convo about The CANQuest (TM) and in its infancy, I naively thought ~ 100 would be the upper limit, a) NOT for seeing the craft CAN explosion and b) NOT thinking globally, just locally, which I should have known better as a US Navy retiree. B.H. reminds me that in the UK, they are called "tins", but he still does not care for them.

From the CAN: "Esteemed quality with fine barley malt, aroma hop and natural water." Also, lots of Kanji, which I CANnot read.

The Crack & Glug presented the legendary Stone "fizzy yellow beer" - two fingers of rocky bone-white head exploding itself out of existence above fizzy golden-yellow beer with NE-quality clarity. The nose was solid - a biscuit malt light sweetness underlain with a grassy hoppiness. It is when I come across well made beers in a CAN that this all seems worthwhile (as opposed to those last two clunkers). Mouthfeel was medium with a more grassy than malty taste on the tongue, despite its name. Finish was dry, crisp, grassy and simply very flavorful. Would I put this in a cooler headed to the beach or in a backpack to go up Mount Fuji? Bet on it! Good stuff!

woodychandler, Jul 11, 2011
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2.8/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Got this from a friend who brought it directly from Tokyo, Japan. The color was a nice dark brown pushing into black. The head formed up nicely, and faded out over a few minutes. The aroma brought out chocolate, cigarettes and the lightest hint of hops. The taste was just a stronger version of the aroma...roasty, smoky, chocolate. The hops was hard to detect except for the bitterness.

sharkheadlasers, Jul 28, 2007
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4.2/5  rDev +30.8%

Hexley, Oct 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

yifany, Jun 23, 2014
Photo of Healfdene
3.3/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pleasing light amber color for a Japanese beer. Lovely hoppy smell which brings me back to the days of yore when I had the geographic ability to indulge in an IPA whenever I god damn wanted. This alone may be enough to bring me back to this beer again and again. The taste, however, does not quite deliver to what the smell promises. The initial impact is a hopeful one, but one is soon let down to discover it fizzle out into the usual clean finish, with a little 5.5 ABV bite. Still. Hoppy smell.

Healfdene, Oct 28, 2006
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Suntory The Premium Malt's from Suntory
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