WVHouseofBeer (903) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Eh I guess this is better than the other Japanese macro lagers but it’s still nothing special. Very light flavors and aromas of grains and malts.
willisread (181) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 1, 2015
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
This beer is all macro advertising smoke and mirrors. It’s pushed as the premium choice for macro beer drinkers and is priced higher than the others because of this fact. Well it tastes the same as the other Japanese macros: boring, malty, grainy, no balance.
BuckeyeBoy (2934) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 25, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A 6 pack thanks to Nagashima-san. Can pours out a golden amber topped with a white head. Nose is honey sweetness wheat grain and heavy malts. Taste is lots more of the sweetness grainy malts and a touch on bitterness on the end. Not so bad.
TedE (225) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 14, 2015
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
500ml bottle into pint glass. Distant hoppy nose. Pale amber beer with rapidly diminishing head. Taste is clean with toasted malt/Weetbix finish which lingers. Not the greatest.
orange_3084 (126) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 17, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear golden colour with thin white head. Faint malty aroma with a hint of earthy mint. Thin bodied with fairly high carbonation. Clean tasting. Mint again with a touch of spiciness and bitterness on the tongue. A clear lager with some subtle differences.
firstsip (540) - Michigan, USA - NOV 1, 2014
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Can. Clear straw yellow. Belgian lace. Odd, sweet hop nose. Bright body. Really strange sweet quality. Not great.
eduardovl (992) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2014 330ml bottle poured in a chalice.
Good Lager. Better than the previous Sapporo Premium that I’ve had.
A: Clear golden-yellow color with a huge white head which dissipates quickly leaving no lacings at all
S: Nice smell of malts
T: Good taste of malts with a balanced bitterness
M: Very light body and medium carbonation
[ BA Review @ 7/3/2010 ]
JohnCook101 (375) - - SEP 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A decent lager. A little more depth and bitterness than most European offerings. Not bad.
Osaka_Maachan (15) - JAPAN - AUG 27, 2014
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is an actual beer, this first I’ve had after around 7 tinnies in Japan. You can tell too, although that doesn’t necessarily make it any better than a happosei. Nothing much to note about the flavour, it’s a bit malty, bit grainy, but a tad metallic.
KeefOz (1007) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - JUL 29, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
BB 03/2015. Poured a crystal clear pale amber colour with a one- to two-finger white foamy head that diminished quickly to a collar and laced poorly. Carbonation low and coarse. Aroma strongly malt, slightly sweet, slightly grainy, minor hops. Taste slight sweetness with a slight bitterness; becomes more malty as warms. Quite a light body but the mouthfeel doesn’t feel watery. Smooth, crisp, light with a tart bitterness on the finish. One to drink cold and fast before it warms. Brought back from Japan by daughter Chrissie.
GoufCustom (930) - HONG KONG - JUL 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
350 ml can bought at YATA in Grand Century Place, Mong Kok.
Clear golden honey colour; Three-quarter finger head with crumpety white foam which lasts for 1 minute; Moderate sticky lacing with notable slight carbonation; Fragrant aroma of full malt, with very light floral, thick bread, yeast, light lemon, and very light grassy hops; Close to light sweet taste of malt, with molasses, light sugar, light bread, light yeast, light lemon, light bitter hops and sharp grass; Close to light body. Thin and slightly slick palate; Mouth feel is full malt in light body, definitely Premium level. Quite sweet, mostly molasses with some sugary edge. Breadyness is not as strong as the aroma. No foul taste, pretty good… Hoppiness is very light floral, light lemon and thin grassy nose. Light lemon and strong grass in taste. Bitterness is light but notably astringent for an abrupt, light bitter sweet finish; Fairly dry after taste. Quite easy and hoppy to mouth.
Comments: This one is teasingly good. It may not be as rich and fulfilling as Suntory Premium Malt, but it’s just malty enough plus quite delightful bitter hops to dance around your taste buds. A very solid go-to lager which finally hits this city and I have more choices to put my feet up besides the reliable Carlsberg. Yes! : )