Suntory The Premium Malt's - Suntory
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Reviews by tone77:
3.23/5 rDev 0%
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.
Serving type: can
06-19-2013 07:14:07 | More by tone77
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2.2/5 rDev -31.9%
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.
Serving type: can
03-03-2014 10:26:55 | More by Fatehunter
3.09/5 rDev -4.3%
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
Serving type: can
07-29-2013 10:20:59 | More by JoeAmerican77
3.18/5 rDev -1.5%
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.
Serving type: bottle
10-10-2012 03:11:27 | More by metter98
3.4/5 rDev +5.3%
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.
Serving type: bottle
10-07-2012 17:25:10 | More by dbrauneis
3.58/5 rDev +10.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Damn you form timeout! You cost me this review. Anyways, this might be a bit brief as a result, as I had to retype it. I got this one from a buddy who came home from Japan.
Appearance: Poured with barely a single layer of carbonated bubbles that vanished almost immediately and didn't lace. The body is a standard gold lager colour with slow carbonation.
Smell: Citrus hops and Water Chestnut to a backing of fairly plain grain. Nothing too special here, and could be a bit stronger.
Taste: Starts with a mild malt with a grainy taste that turns right into a hit of earthy and citrus hops. Doesn't dance around, gets right to the point and does it well.
Mouthfeel: Crisp and clean with a nice mild hop aftertaste. Surprisingly good carbonation. Could be a bit gentler transitioning and a lack of frothy head always grinds my gears.
Drinkability: Light, refreshing but interesting. I dunno if I'd want to drink it all night, but it's smooth and crisp like a pilsener should be.
Final Thoughts: The right blend of Japanese and German brewing. I wouldn't say it's world shatterer, but all in all it's well done. It's kinda sad, because it's a good beer but not so good that it would likely justify the import costs. Oh well, give it a shot.
Serving type: nitro-can
04-07-2012 05:55:19 | More by TheHammer
3.53/5 rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Had this on tap recently at Gatten Sushi in Iruma, Saitama, Japan. Amazingly different from the can... a much thicker white head with a beautiful thickness that lingers in the mouth like marshmallow. The flavor of the hops comes through much clearer from the tap as well, greatly improving on the taste in general. Overall, on tap, this might be my favorite standard brew in Japan, and I would definitely recommend it if you can find it on tap.
[Can Review - 3.35] This is one of my normal beers I drink by the can here in Japan. A beautiful golden brew with a nice bubbly white head that leaves a bit of random lacing. The smell is a bit sour sometimes, especially coming from a can, but this is different from bottles. A wonderful taste with lots of hops and even some caramel. However, this is a gassy gassy canned beer. Every swallow is immediately followed by a burp. Less than attractive and unnecessary. A little Barney from the Simpsons. I wish this weren't the case in the canned brew, but it is, so I have to judge this review on that. Overall, this is a tasty beer that goes well with most Japanese foods (especially with spicy Korean -- amazingly well!)
Serving type: on-tap
03-02-2012 07:30:31 | More by shigg85
United Kingdom (England)
3.75/5 rDev +16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Coming in a 500ml can, produced in 07/2011, BB 03/2012, served chilled in a slim pilsner glass. Notes: the beer not only uses 100% Aroma Hops, 100% Malts, but also comes “unpasteurised”, according to the info. printed on the can.
A: light straw in colour, coming with lively yet smooth flows of tiny & medium bubbles, topped with a lasting thin off-white foamy head.
S: the nose is full of “Aroma Hop” as specified on the beer label, with traces of apple-ly aromatic notes plus sweet peach-blossom hints, possibly rendered by Saaz hops (in fact this aroma reminds me of several lower-abv. Czech pivo tasted on tap in that country); a good body of lager malts with smooth sweetness stays underneath, with a very mild edge of doughy sourness in the remote corner. Altogether the nose is balanced and aromatic, pretty enjoyable.
T: the entry is sour-sweet malty, pleasantly fruity with hints of peach blossom, with bitterness ensuing seamlessly behind; the middle settles with more hop bitterness at its medium level, while malt’s residual “adouki bean-ish” mashy notes and bitter-nutty notes reveal themselves in the aftertaste. The lightly spicy finish is rounded yet clean, not very bitter or dry, and yet never cloying.
M&D: despite the low serving temperature, the fizziness feels rather smooth on the palate, while the body remains at the medium level throughout the drink. All in all, I find this balanced lager beer a rare, refreshing treat after tasting quite a few mass-produced lagers from Japan. The “All Malts” definitely is the better idea for lager-making, I hope the brewery also agrees! I can’t seem to agree on this beer’s designated style here, which I personally would describe as Czech Pilsner or Czech Svetlo Pivo, but it doesn’t matter as the beer tastes pretty nice anyway. Recommended to beer lovers, especially those located in East Asia who are thirsty for a quality lager.
Serving type: can
01-25-2012 14:12:01 | More by wl0307
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