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Brewed by:
Suntory
Japan | website

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
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
86
Avg:
3.32
pDev:
18.37%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
27
For Trade:
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Reviews: 28 | Ratings: 86
Reviews by pellegrini:
Photo of pellegrini
3.12/5  rDev -6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased at my local Seiyu supermarket for 218 yen. Poured into a pint glass.

A: Very clear golden yellow. The half-inch head became a thin film within two minutes of pouring. Sudsy ring around the collar at the half-way mark.

S: Not a whole lot on the nose aside from the expected malt and yeast notes. Very light hop presence.

T: Taste matches the smell in that this would probably qualify as a session beer: very smooth from start to finish. A somewhat dull hop presence at the back of the mouth is balanced by a bit of a carbonated, crystal malt burn at the front. Body becomes breadier as the beer warms.

M: Good carbonated kick with a very clean finish.

D: This is probably my favorite pils produced by a Japanese macro-brewery. I routinely bring a stash of this beer with me to baseball games as it goes down easily and doesn't taste that bad if it warms up a bit.

This beer is also a staple at many restaurants, so it's very easy to find on tap.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Jaysicles
2.77/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Fuzzycuffs
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of AxlSkull
2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of bearbreak
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of JoeAmerican77
3.07/5  rDev -7.5%
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 +21.7%
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?

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Photo of Fatehunter
2.21/5  rDev -33.4%
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 -17.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of lzepplin01
2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of tone77
3.19/5  rDev -3.9%
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 -2.1%

Photo of HaveUSeenMyCellar
2.75/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Raven3464
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of metter98
3.18/5  rDev -4.2%
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 biernack
2.61/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
1.5/5  rDev -54.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of warpedrevolution
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of atigerlife
3.1/5  rDev -6.6%
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 pin
1.5/5  rDev -54.8%

Photo of texasspottedcow
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nmoeschler
2/5  rDev -39.8%

Photo of jeon123123
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of ronniebruner
4.05/5  rDev +22%
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.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.38/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

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