Brewed by Suntorys Limited
Style: Premium Lager
Osaka, Japan
Serve in Lager glass


on tap


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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.71   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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The Premium Maltís features a delicate floral aroma and a rich, quality taste. The Premium Maltís is made from carefully selected pure ingredients using original brewing methods, in pursuit of the perfect premium beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
deusax (456) - Grenoble, FRANCE - APR 6, 2012
Bottled at Christchurch, NZ. Clear Pale golden colour. Quite awfull taste, acid and malty. Maybe too old bottle?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (2505) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 18, 2012
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)?...

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JorgeLee (1331) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
EdKing (2046) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2011
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernest (6514) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 22, 2011
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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Brandman (2251) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 14, 2011
Yellow body, white head. Aroma of malty alcohol and almond. Flavour has intense alcohol almondyness. Hints of citrus, but just a little bit.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Brodies_Best (262) - Auckland Central, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 29, 2011
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DruncanVeasey (7379) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2011
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
futre7 (151) - Taipei, TAIWAN - AUG 28, 2011
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
BarossaLuke (540) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2011
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.

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