EdKing (2574) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2014
Can from Kitchen Court supermarket in Kagurazaka. Pours very pale and clear golden amber with a huge white head. Nose is not promising. Bit of sulphur in the head, then dry macro lager yeast, some lemon hop, cereal grain and cardboard. Taste is surprisingly soft, watery and lacking carbonation. One of the most watery lagers I’ve had. Some dry lager acidic prickle and grain, but not much else. Bit soapy on the finish too. Poor lager. jinroh (1524) - ESTONIA - SEP 8, 2014
500 ml can, got it from my mother-in-law as she probably liked the fireworks images that it has on the can (probably a special design for hanabi season). Pours clear, extremely pale, only a hint of yellow in a free flowing liquid. Head is massive at first but reduces soon into low layer of white artificial-looking bubbles. Aroma has some sour piss and sour apples. Some malts. Taste has corn, you can feel the carbonation and some corn sweetness. Finish is mildly bitter and watery. For happoshu this is actually not so bad, almost feels like an average industrial beer, with no special character. Only almost though. Osaka_Maachan (15) - JAPAN - AUG 21, 2014
Very pale in appearance. Smell was almost metallic. Bubbles soft with no impact. Sweet and easy-drinking but sourness also there. Tasted slightly chemical as temperate rose. TBone (17433) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 18, 2014
Can(Tokyo, "Rich Malt")melush (3941) - SPAIN - MAY 15, 2014
Clear golden color, decent white head. Aroma has light sweetcorn aroma. Light to medium-bodied. Malty, clean, sweetish flavor with low bitterness. No faults, actually something to drink with food.
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2014 Lata de 33 cl, adquirida en un Sunkus de Nagoya, Japon. Color dorado. Escaso sabor a malta, dulce, aguado. Mala Lager industrial.
GoufCustom (1977) - HONG KONG - APR 27, 2014
czlowiekwiadro (933) - POLAND - APR 26, 2014
350 ml can as “Suntory Rich Malt” bought at YATA in Grand Centry Place, Mong Kok.
Piss pale golden colour; One-quarter finger head and soapy white foam which fades in 30 seconds; Near zero lacing and fizzy carbonation; Slightly pungent smell of thin malt, with sugar, unknown chemicals and notes of grass; Light sweet taste of thin malt, with soda water, very light grains, sweetener, faint lemon, chemical bitterness and notes of grass; Light body, watery palate; Mouth feel is very artificial and chemical beer-water, with super-thin maltyness, diet coke-like sweetness reminiscent of aspartame and some weird chemical taste. Bad… Hoppiness is grass notes in nose and taste. Bitterness is thin, fake and chemical, just teeth-melting aspartame finish; Wet after taste. Easy but weird to mouth.
Comments: Another poorly-made Happoshu-cum-beer water, and this one manages to bug me even more with lots of chemicals. I feel sorry for Japanese customers who have to put up with stuff like these. Awful!
słodowy, lekko siarkowy zapach. kolor słomkowy, piana słaba. w smaku słodko, lekki fuzel. ration (2211) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 14, 2014
150114. Can at lodge, Niseko, Japan. Pours clear golden with a frothy head. A wins some hay. Light palate. As typical as you can get. seymour (1985) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - DEC 19, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2015 Shared a tallboy can, blue with the English title "Rich Malt", thanks Carter for bringing it back for us to taste. Poured a clear yellow colour with weak white foam into a tulip glass. Watery but with the faintest graininess and hops resin. Pretty rough, especially as it warmed, but better overall than Yanjing Distinctive. Unpleasant oily aftertaste. gregwilsonstl (2452) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 18, 2013
Watery, very slight dry maltiness. I’m not digging this. Tastes like a really cheap. Thanks Carter.