Brewed by Suntory Liquors Limited
Style: Pale Lager
Osaka, Japan


on tap


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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.91/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Rich and Mild
Original rich taste for relaxing.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
Osaka_Maachan (15) - JAPAN - AUG 21, 2014
Very pale in appearance. Smell was almost metallic. Bubbles soft with no impact. Sweet and easy-drinking but sourness also there. Tasted slightly chemical as temperate rose.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
TBone (15622) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 18, 2014
Can(Tokyo, "Rich Malt")
Clear golden color, decent white head. Aroma has light sweetcorn aroma. Light to medium-bodied. Malty, clean, sweetish flavor with low bitterness. No faults, actually something to drink with food.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
melush (2463) - SPAIN - MAY 15, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2014 Lata de 33 cl, adquirida en un Sunkus de Nagoya, Japon. Color dorado. Escaso sabor a malta, dulce, aguado. Mala Lager industrial.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
GoufCustom (1439) - HONG KONG - APR 27, 2014

350 ml can as “Suntory Rich Malt” bought at YATA in Grand Centry Place, Mong Kok.

Piss pale golden colour; One-quarter finger head and soapy white foam which fades in 30 seconds; Near zero lacing and fizzy carbonation; Slightly pungent smell of thin malt, with sugar, unknown chemicals and notes of grass; Light sweet taste of thin malt, with soda water, very light grains, sweetener, faint lemon, chemical bitterness and notes of grass; Light body, watery palate; Mouth feel is very artificial and chemical beer-water, with super-thin maltyness, diet coke-like sweetness reminiscent of aspartame and some weird chemical taste. Bad… Hoppiness is grass notes in nose and taste. Bitterness is thin, fake and chemical, just teeth-melting aspartame finish; Wet after taste. Easy but weird to mouth.

Comments: Another poorly-made Happoshu-cum-beer water, and this one manages to bug me even more with lots of chemicals. I feel sorry for Japanese customers who have to put up with stuff like these. Awful!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
czlowiekwiadro (606) - POLAND - APR 26, 2014
słodowy, lekko siarkowy zapach. kolor słomkowy, piana słaba. w smaku słodko, lekki fuzel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ration (2099) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 14, 2014
150114. Can at lodge, Niseko, Japan. Pours clear golden with a frothy head. A wins some hay. Light palate. As typical as you can get.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
seymour (1830) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - DEC 19, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2015 Shared a tallboy can, blue with the English title "Rich Malt", thanks Carter for bringing it back for us to taste. Poured a clear yellow colour with weak white foam into a tulip glass. Watery but with the faintest graininess and hops resin. Pretty rough, especially as it warmed, but better overall than Yanjing Distinctive. Unpleasant oily aftertaste.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
gregwilsonstl (1853) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 18, 2013
Watery, very slight dry maltiness. I’m not digging this. Tastes like a really cheap. Thanks Carter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
petewhitley (491) - Nagoya, JAPAN - DEC 1, 2013
~This review was made some time ago via another application, and thus the specific details (beyond numerical scores) are no longer available~

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
biirusaikou (2305) - - SEP 18, 2013
Cold piss smell... Overly sweet malt, then some dirty straw, unpleasant sour-sweet finish. A hangover superstar, not my cup of tea nor my pint of beer...

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