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Kinmugi (Rich Malt) | Suntory

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2.9/5
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41 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Suntory
Japan
suntory.com

Style: Japanese Happoshu

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#45,393
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
41
pDev:
16.9%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
10
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Ratings: 41 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of Robertas
2.63/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of TKHR
3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Walnut
2.26/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Snowcrash000
2.75/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Pours a clear golden coloration with a medium, fizzy head and carbonation clinging to the glass. Smells faintly of doughy malt, grassy hops and hay. Taste follows the nose, with faint, watery flavors of sweet, doughy malt and grassy hops coming through, as well as hints of citrus and hay. Finishes with no discernible bitterness or aftertaste. Thin mouthfeel with a light body and medium/lively carbonation. This is basically a Japanese AAL, but perhaps even less flavorfull. Still quite refreshing and bearable if served ice-cold on a hot summer day, I guess.

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Photo of Harrison8
3.47/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a completely transparent moderate yellow with two fingers of white, foamy head. Head retention is okay at first and then recedes rapidly. Aroma is rice, floral and herbal hops, and pilsner, bready malts. Flavor profile is spicy, herbal, and floral hops throughout. It fades into a yeasty, dry finish. It has a bready malt to it. Mouth feel is medium-thin with an effervescent texture. Overall, spicy, dry, and interesting. Flavorful for a "non beer, beer", but still a bit off putting.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 16oz can.

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.23/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This is a fairly easy to drink beer and given that it's a happoshu it should be judged using criteria for the style. Yes, there is no complexity and the flavor is mild but it's supposed to be like that. A nice beer for the purpose it serves.

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Photo of Versyficator
2.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Probably yone of the best non-beer beer's I've ever had. Serve cold!!!

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Photo of Eychung
2.92/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of chinchill
3.54/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Suntory Rich Malt – 5%
350 ml can on a Shinkansen from Kobe, Japan.

Aroma: light spicy hops with sweet malts.
Flavor: light spicy hops with sweet malts. Very mild bitterness.
Medium body with exceptional smoothness and near medium carbonation.
Overall: a flavorful, well balanced and harmonious lager. Went well with the Kobe beef bento box I picked up at the station. Recommended.

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Photo of Marvicsin
2.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Rhettroactive
2.94/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Dawon
2.91/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of spoony
3.01/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

I'm not real what Happoshu is supposed to taste like, but as beer, this stuff is just flavorless fizzy water.

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Photo of tommy5
3.23/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of DamienI
2.75/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Texasfan549
3.13/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of kjkinsey
3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Dicers
2.77/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of XmnwildX12
2.75/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of brandoman63
2.75/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of lelepat
2.71/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Wontonst
2.34/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a nice golden color. It has a very sad and thin head that disappears very quickly. Skunky smell. Fruity taste not unpleasant but a bit watery. Carbonated feel.

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Photo of metter98
2.84/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Faint aromas of malts are present in the nose with hints of sweetness and skunk.
T: The taste has flavors of pale malts with hints of sweetness and skunk.
M: It feels a bit more than light-bodied and somewhat smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This Happoshu beer is easy to drink and doesn't have that much in the way of "off" or skunky aromas or flavors.

Serving type: can

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Photo of smithj4
2.86/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Haman94
3.13/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Kinmugi (Rich Malt) from Suntory
Beer rating: 2.9 out of 5 with 41 ratings