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


on tap

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RATINGS: 144   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JorgeLee (1572) - 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 (2265) - 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 (7030) - 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 (2533) - 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 (265) - 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 (7999) - NUNEATON, 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 (198) - Taipei, TAIWAN - AUG 28, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2015 Good lager. Pours yellow with quickly dissipating head. Nose is malt ( gasp) and sweet. Taste is again malt and sweet with a herbal 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 and doesnít taste as herbally as the can( 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 (549) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
solidfunk (6479) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 13, 2011
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
rosenbergh (9502) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 30, 2011
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.

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