Stew41 (1624) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - JUN 20, 2011
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
’’Rich Malt" eh? All I get is a watery mess that barely tastes like beer should, let alone one that carries 5% of alcohol. Some drying bitterness otherwise nothing. Would not have been surprised if I was told this was a zero ABV beer.
jdjuice (293) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - OCT 9, 2010
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pretty gross, even for happo-shu. Has a slight, unpleasant sourness that gives it a unique taste, but not in a good way.
mkel07 (2516) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 31, 2010
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
330ml can. Vibrant gold colour with a crackling neat white head. Bright and clear when poured into the glass with aromas of malt dominating the nose. Fairly thin and basic in the mouth with not a lot of flavour or mouthfeel. Okay without being outstanding.
jonas (5260) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 5, 2009
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can Golden, foamy head. Light honeyish aroma. Light body, metallic, watery, dusty. Boring.
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 4, 2009
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
I can see why they call it rich malt, for being an asian lager, it is fairly sweet and malty. Pours very standard clear golden, maybe a couple shades darker than normal. Nose has more sweetness, caramel to it. Taste is slightly sweet, grassy hops, enjoyable, but nothing to write home about.
Theis (12131) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2009
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: APR 8, 2013 Can at Shinjuku City Hotel NUTS. Clear amber/golden - white head. Sweet malty, roasted, raisins, caramel, sweetness, berries, fruity, light hoppy, ryebread...... RaRate: as Rich Malt: Can in Hamakaze 3 going to KinosakiOnsen. Clear yellow - white head. Corn. Light malty. Hay. Cardboard notes. Light light hoppy. Metallic. Watery. Light egg. Boring.
faroeviking (10299) - FAROE ISLANDS - SEP 4, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can, Kin Mugi means "Golden Barley". Clear golden colour, medoum fairly well lasting white head. Mild malty aroma with grassy hops. Ok mouthfeel. The flavour is mild with some bitter hops, light sweetness and some maltiness. Dry finish.
omhper (18326) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 11, 2009
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2009 Canned (Rich Malt). Clear golden, average sized head. Through the gaping holes in the thin elegant vanilla curtain foul boiled vegetables and composy odor seeps in. Mid sweet with fruit and stal butter increasing in strength. Clean, streamlined mouthfeel where stale butter heads the parade.
Dredd (663) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - JAN 22, 2008
1.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
This is a Happoshu folks, so it is always going to be similar to other macros. Faint thin fizzy head, large bubbles, cardboard nose, corn flavours. at half the price of other Japanese beers though, you can see why it does sell.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 20, 2007
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can: Pours a pale gold color, huge bubbles and no head, I don’t know if these Japanese know what head retention is. The nose is a bit corny with some , light malt notes, metallic and grassy. The flavor is a bit ricey, thin, adjuncts, not that great. Thin processed pale lager.