deusax (458) - 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 (2733) - 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 (1430) - 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 (2139) - 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.
visionthing (3615) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 19, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
33,4cl bottle at The Bier Bar in Kuala Lumpur. Light golden with a white head. Malty aroma with caramel and hints of hops. Sweet and malty, but quite drinkable in the heat. (2012-05-04)
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 .
davidm (1979) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can in the CBD Melbourne. Malty and well-bodied pale lager. Aromas of wet leaves and hay. Taste is sweet, with average length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Yellow, with disappearing head.
shoulderbroken (2733) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle at home from the local offie. Pale blond colour, very clear, white bubbly head soon fades. Aroma is light caramel, grassy, citrus hops, and wheat. Taste is slightly sweet, some bitterness, nice and malty. Nice and crisp. For some reason I have had a soft spot for this for quite a few years now. Canít really explain why, but it is one of the better macro lagers.
bu11zeye (12268) - 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.
Ernest (6729) - 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.