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


on tap

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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.69/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
The Premium Malt’s features a delicate floral aroma and a rich, quality taste. The Premium Malt’s is made from carefully selected pure ingredients using original brewing methods, in pursuit of the perfect premium beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
WVHouseofBeer (1026) - Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2012
Pours like a pale lager. Smells and flavors consist of some floral hops and caramel malt. Light bodied with a slightly bitter finish. Overall not too bad, I’d drink it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shoulderbroken (3755) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 29, 2012
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. Can’t really explain why, but it is one of the better macro lagers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
visionthing (4800) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 19, 2012
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)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
davidm (2069) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 27, 2012
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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 24, 2012
(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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
martinrumsam (564) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2012
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 .

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
deusax (459) - 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 (3460) - 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: "Malt’s" = 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 (1763) - 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 I’ve 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 (2391) - 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.

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