bu11zeye (12109) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 24, 2012
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
(330ml can) Pours a clear pale yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of corn and butterscotch. Flavor of grain, grass, and dough with a mildly bitter finish.
martinrumsam (562) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
can . golden colour with white head . aroma is malty and grassy / hoppy . taste is sweetish malt with a touch of bitterness at the end. lively carbonation .
deusax (456) - Grenoble, FRANCE - APR 6, 2012
1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottled at Christchurch, NZ. Clear Pale golden colour. Quite awfull taste, acid and malty. Maybe too old bottle?
maekchu (2552) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from local supermarket (Izumiya). This is the re-launched version, with deep blue lettering on the can. Soft malt with grassy pils aroma and mild touch of hops. Clear straw color. Persistent, lively carbonation with a constant quarter-inch of foam.Light bready flavor, salt & sugar, Very smooth transition to a light bitter final. Thin body with light carbonation. One of the better mass market macro lagers in Japan -- more body, aroma, and flavors than most have. I wonder about the punctuation in the name: "Maltís" = malt is? or malt was? or malt has (something)?...
JorgeLee (1348) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2012
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2013 Bottle at 37 Curry in Tokyo. Deepish yellow colour, relatively full bodied, malty and a bit sweet, short finish. Not great but one of the better Japanese macro brews Iíve had.
Rerate on tap in Ippudo, Tokyo. Fresher, actually had a nice bitter hop finish.
EdKing (2080) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can on JAL flight 402 from Heathrow to Tokyo. Colour is clear amber, with a little tinge of orangeness. Nose is strong straw, dry grass, and grainy sweetness. Taste is grain malt sweetness, touch of metallic and a crisp lager bitter tang.
Ernest (6542) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can (rated Apr 2008).
Head is mostly diminishing.
Body is medium yellow.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (flowers, herbs), with a hint of lemon zest.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Aromatic, flavorful, balanced, clean. Very good example of a lowly pale lager...I think I actually drank the whole can. After having this and the regular Maltís, plus a bunch of other macro Japanese lagers from Sapporo, Asahi, and Kirin, it would seem Suntory is the best of the swilliní breweries.
Brandman (2288) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 14, 2011
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Yellow body, white head. Aroma of malty alcohol and almond. Flavour has intense alcohol almondyness. Hints of citrus, but just a little bit.
Brodies_Best (263) - Auckland Central, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 29, 2011
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had this one before at Kenís. Pours a frothy head which disappears quickly. Colour is as expected, golden but unfortunately it was served in a cold glass which I dont like. Malty aroma. Smooth initial taste and strong aftertaste slightly acidic and cardboardy. Not memorable or terribly exciting. Would be a great summer drink.
DruncanVeasey (7424) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can, Chez Martin, Yonago, Japan. Lime gold with a generous, spittle-like foam collapsing fast. Some surprising grassy and herbal hop, almost lemon peel or parsley notes. Bathfoam, powdered coriander-like aroma. Biscuit linger. Decent for a tinned J macro I suppose. And at the current exchange rate about £20 a sixpack.