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


on tap


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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.7   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
probstblueribbon (2892) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2009
50 cl can from Japan (thanks Dad!), served cold in a tulip glass. JL 24/09.

App.: Clear, golden with a fair, white, creamy head. Aroma: Light grain and cereal, some very light grassy, peppery hops. Palate: Medium body and carbonation. Flav.: Quite light, a little vague fruitiness, grain and cereal, a bit of grassy/peppery hops; dry with a little bitterness.

Kinda boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Evocatus (72) - USA - JUL 27, 2009
Poured from a can. Appearance is a nice looking deep golden color with a white head. Smells of malts and some hops. Tastes slightly sweet and grassy, not bad at all. Not too thin, but goes down pretty easy with no unpleasant flavor. One of the better asian macros or macros in general for the matter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 16, 2009
Pours a deep golden color with white head. Aroma is pilsner malts, honey, fruity, and peppery hops. Flavor is malty, honey, slightly fruity, a nice peppery finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6318) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 30, 2009
Had this on tap at the Kyoto brewery, which means this review will be much better that you are likely to find this beer anywhere else. It had a thick, fine, creamy head that you could almost walk on. Aroma was dominated by rich lemony hops. Malt flavor is as good as you get for a Japanese macro, and aroma hops are there in force. Palate works well. Everything was decent, although I was still wishing for a bit more bitterness. The hops are used almost only for aroma. Far better than in the can. Free too! Actually, I would say that this is a premium lager, as it is carefully lagered for a good deal of time.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewDad (4909) - Olympia, Washington, USA - DEC 11, 2008
350ml Can – Honolulu, Hawaii – A nice rice lager. Easy drinking had some flavor and overall was pretty tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AvidDirtman (25) - , JAPAN - JUL 9, 2008
Where asahi fails to get anything right, Suntory seem to be one of the better macro brewers in Japan. Some people seem to be confused with aroma and taste on this one. Taste being 60/70% smell that’s perfectly understandable. For me it has an intense wheat nose with some pollen thrown in. Low carbonation, quite easy to drink with a bitter aftertaste. Keeps a nice looking head, even after the initial pour. I prefer the original suntory malts but this does the business aswell.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
buzzoven (376) - JAPAN - MAY 6, 2008
Nice nose here...zesty, bitter lemon. taste is quite solid for a big company brewer. Malty & chewy with a well balanced bitter finish. One of the best "after bath beers" you’ll find from a can.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (9877) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2008
A golden lager with a huge unctuous frothy white head. Aroma of malt is lightly herbal hops. In mouth, plenty of biscuitty malts with German hopping, very grainy and chewy. Overall, quite interesting. Medium bodied. Can from Japan, from a colleague, Nov. 2007.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fenyx66 (12) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 20, 2008
I like this beer quite a lot, it’s probably one of the best Japanese beers out right now.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
KnutAlbert (6067) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 28, 2008
Pale lager, quite full taste. OK balance between malt and hops, but there is a madical edge and a metallic finish.

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