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Suntory The Royal Bitter

Brewed by Suntory Liquors Limited
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Osaka, Japan


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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 2.89/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
All Malt Beer
Bitter and Rich Taste

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olliejobbins (1525) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2015
350ml can bought in Japanese shop in Provident centre, north point, HK. Drank straight from can. aroma is brown bread, nutty malts, sweet caramel. medium carbonation. smooth bread and malts in the taste with a slightly sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GoufCustom (1215) - HONG KONG - JUN 8, 2015

350 ml can bought at The 759 Store in Sheung Shui Centre, Sheung Shui.

Clear golden amber colour; One and a half finger head with crumpety white foam which lasts for 2 minutes; Excellent sticky lacing with near zero carbonation; Fragrant aroma of full bready malt, with moderate caramel, faint floral, molasses, bread, strong yeast, light lemon and very light grass; Close to medium sweet taste of Amber malt, with moderate roastyness, pretty strong caramel, strong molasses, very light floral, strong bread, yeast, lemon, close to strong bitter hops and fairly sharp grass; Medium body. Slick and thick palate; Mouth feel is definite Amber maltyness, as there’s no stinky lager malt in nose or taste. Body is thick, malty rich, fair roastyness with very testable caramel plus slight toffee touch. Molasses is right on tight, Strong bready with lemony and expressive bitterness to round. Good!... Hoppiness is light floral, light lemon and fair grass nose. Strong lemon and sharp grass in taste. Bitterness is close to strong for a lasting, fairly astringent sweet-malty finish; Slightly dry after taste. Malty and sweet-bitter to mouth.

Comments: Its taste profile fits with Amber Lager perfectly, with a much stronger malty body, more sweetness and more bitter hops. Tastier than most macro Amber, I would be happy if most Amber Lagers have the maltyness and hoppiness like this one. Recommended!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
RafeAU (553) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 11, 2015
Can in ryokuchi Koen. an ordinary score for an ordinary lager. at least it?s not as watery as most.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
biirusaikou (1494) - - MAR 2, 2015
Sweet caramel cereals. Caramel, croissant/brioche, herbal hops, bittersweet finish. Quite caramel focused, a bit light but not too bad, not sure that the name suits though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3563) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 26, 2015
Can from 7-11. 2015 edition that is a deep gold with a thick head of foam with solid staying power & good lacing. The nose is sweet, grainy, syrupy caramel. Not really like an English Bitter which is what I was expecting. It has a medium body and a slick mouthfeel The taste isn’t half-bad a touch of chocolate, grainy, some graham and bitterness. You don’t get the 6% but it is fairly plain and boring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
yenbeer (174) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 6, 2015
Excellent aftertaste on this one, smokey dark chocolate with a nice 6% bite. Buying this again!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
petewhitley (426) - Nagoya, JAPAN - DEC 1, 2013
~This review was made some time ago via another application, and thus the specific details (beyond numerical scores) are no longer available~

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAY 14, 2013
Lata. Clear golden colout, medium white head. Malty aroma, sweet caramellic like. Good mouthfeel. Flavour is toasty malty like with caramel and some fruitish hops, nice bitterness. Pale lager, a good pale lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AndySnow (5561) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2013
Can from Lawson. Amber colour with a white head. Sweet fruity, light malt aroma. Flavour is caramel, malt, some bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brill (1) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 10, 2013 does not count
I love the Yebisu Red autumn beer, this is as close as I can find in the Spring. A flavoursome quaff!

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