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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

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Ratings: 103 |  Reviews: 34
Reviews by davidchollar:
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3.45/5  rDev +10.2%
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 -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%

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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

Almost a year ago when flying with JAL I had the fortune to taste 3 different varieties of typical Japanese beers that I had before but never really thought about evaluating. That time this Premium Malts seemed to top the line, but now after a year having had it again was a bit disappointed.
It is somehow light and tasteless but perhaps this is how German beers should be. Otherwise it is clear, clean and easy to drink, mild and drinkable for everyone. Still way better than Euro Lagers.

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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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