Ernest (6343) - 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 (2143) - 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 (257) - 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 (7315) - 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.
futre7 (149) - Taipei, TAIWAN - AUG 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2013 Good lager. Pours yellow with quickly dissipating head. Nose is malt ( gasp) and sweet. Taste is again malt and sweet with a bitter aftertaste. Elements of toffee and nut can be found. Finish is quick yet crisp. Iím a massive fan of Japanese lagers and I didnt drink this for ages as the can and name put me off. I can see myself drinking this from the 7-11 when Iím in the mood for something with more bite than Super Dry. Stronger than most Jap beers with a bitter edge, but seems sweeter on draught ( had it in many a yakitori place in Tokyo). The more I drink this the more I enjoy it.
BarossaLuke (540) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Enjoyed this the other night at my favourite Japanese yakitori restaurant in Adelaide. Went very nicely with Black Angus beef sashimi. A good, malt driven lager, one of the better mega-brewed lagers from Japan.
solidfunk (4474) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 13, 2011
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Saw it as a Japanese lager and avoided it for a long time for the same reason. Actually has a decent hoppy head and an unpleasant finish. Tall can.
rosenbergh (7361) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 30, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
350 ml can. From Malaysia.
Clear pale golden colour with tiny white head.
Malt in soda like aroma.
Almond, malt and mild alcohol. Some unpleasantness.
Not very good.
JamieFerdinand (163) - Hove, East Sussex, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draught on 27/6/11. Thick white head an golden colour. Malty and served very cold. Boring.
mile (3121) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 11, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. Golden, small and fully diminishing head. Light to moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, some fruitiness and grassy hoppyness, some diacetyl. Light to moderate body, malty and sweetish flavor, some fruitiness and alcohol, grassy hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish, grassy hoppyness. Malty and sweetish lager...