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


on tap


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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 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2013
Can at Shinjuku Prince Hotel. Clear amber/red - white head. Roasted, sweetness, light fruity notes, ryebread, amber malts, caramel, bisquit, light citrus bitterness, zesty notes in the sweet fihisn.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
faroeviking (10295) - 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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KyotoLefty (9405) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 19, 2012
Can. Pretty enough gold color with a low head. Malty nose, light caramel, biscuits. Between a helles and a bock, without much hop aroma. Malty flavor, not much hop flavors, tingly, peppery finish though, gives up some hop bitterness. Nice balance. Decent, though could be more original. Drinkable with nice body. Good train beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AndySnow (6812) - Huddinge, 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4663) - 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 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
maekchu (3513) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUL 20, 2012
Can from local 7-11 store. Thin rasty aroma. Pretty golden-orange with a thin skim of head. Grassy initial, quite well hopped. But quickly flattens out into unpleasant chemical flavors. Not so pleasant. Really, it tastes more or less like a strong happoshu

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
biirusaikou (2585) - - 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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jonno (2524) - JAPAN - JUL 30, 2012
Yes it tastes like a full bodied macro, no it’s not as good as Premium malts, but, it ain’t as bad as some would have you believe. Rich, a lack of true flavour, more processed malt and a heavy bitter finish. Definitely drinkable, but their flagship is pretty far ahead of this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GoufCustom (1654) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olliejobbins (1578) - 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.

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