maekchu (1700) - Hirakata, JAPAN - OCT 26, 2012
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Can. Typical pissy happoshu spirits nose. Gold color with weird slow bubbles rising, as if through olive oil. Harsh chemi-grass initial; mid palate adds very little; final is a thin coating of blah... Thin-medium body, with some sharp gassy tongue bites. Pretty bad. Why do I keep trying these lousy excuses for beer? It’s not as if any are good; just that some are less worse than others.
jonno (2097) - JAPAN - MAR 18, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
You know for happoshu it ain’t bad. Thinish, malt driven pale with a soft bitter finish. Decent approximation of Super dry for nearly half the price. Wouldn’t drink myself, but you could do a lot worse.
DruncanVeasey (6810) - NUNEATON, Top 4, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can pulling out of Namba Ocat, Osaka, The Japans. Shiny blue tin with gold piping. Sour malt, slight waxiness, boiled corn aroma. Clean and anonymous with a dominant Butterkist note despite the rich malt claims; traces of lemon and wet dough. ’Enjoy rich taste in relaxing time’ indeed.
Stew41 (1662) - 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 (307) - 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 (2520) - 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 (5445) - 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 (12549) - 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 (10294) - 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.