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Suntory The Premium Malt'sSuntory The Premium Malt's
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3.13/5
101 Ratings
Suntory The Premium Malt'sSuntory The Premium Malt's
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Suntory
Japan
suntory.com

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
The Premium Malt's is a traditional pilsner proudly made by gathering Suntory's knowledge, passion, and brewing techniques. This is a beer par excellence that gives drinkers “a floral aroma and rich, quality taste and aftertaste” thanks to carefully selected pure ingredients and exceptional brewing methods

Added by Naerhu on 01-19-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,022
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
101
pDev:
17.25%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
31
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 101 |  Reviews: 32
Reviews by Everydayoff:
Photo of Everydayoff
3.51/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

350ml can poured into a pils glass by freshness date.

A:
Clear golden yellow color with surprisingly massive frothy white head that very well endures and leaves much bubbly lacing, fine carbonation, effervescence-looking upon swirl.

S:
Rich malt trait, floral hop that is also slightly herbal upon deeply sniffing.

T:
Delicately hop bitterness balances by malty sweet with a bit spice from hop also.

M:
Light to medium body, mild, not too sharp carbonated, clean finish.

D:
Better than I expected and very drinkable, good Pilsener from Japan.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Jaysicles
2.77/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Fuzzycuffs
3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of AxlSkull
2.5/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of bearbreak
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of JoeAmerican77
3.07/5  rDev -1.9%
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 +29.1%
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 -29.4%
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 -12.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of lzepplin01
2.5/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of tone77
3.19/5  rDev +1.9%
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 +3.8%

Photo of HaveUSeenMyCellar
2.75/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of tommy5
3.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Raven3464
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of metter98
3.18/5  rDev +1.6%
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 monkist
3.67/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of biernack
2.61/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
1.5/5  rDev -52.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of warpedrevolution
3/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of atigerlife
3.1/5  rDev -1%
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 NeoClassicist
3.53/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pin
1.5/5  rDev -52.1%

Photo of patre_tim
3.37/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Straw with a slight haze, 5 fingers of yellowish head, and moderate soda carbonation.

Smells of malt, old citrus, and hints of hay.

Sweet, malty, hints of citrus and drying hay, it finishes with a yeast bomb, like being in a fresh made pizza joint.

Medium body, with little carbonation.

Fine, good, your standard for the style. Nice one for coming from Japan. Drank in Chiang Mai, Dec 19th, 2016.

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Photo of Eman17
3.02/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

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