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


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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 2.97/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
A premium blend beer, brewed with selected ingredients and pride.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
biirusaikou (2678) - - SEP 27, 2013
Roasted malt aroma, a little soapy. Caramel malt flavor, hints of red fruit, herbs, bittersweet finish. A tad better than the usual version, has a bit more crisp despite still being quite watery.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
faroeviking (10664) - FAROE ISLANDS - APR 1, 2017
Lata. Clear amber colour, small head. Caramel malty aroma, bit toasty like. Flavour: Good maltiness and caramel, bit sweet, toasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JaKeAFC (1095) - ITALY - DEC 16, 2016
Can from family mart in shinjuku. Straight from can so didnít see it. Aroma of pale lager mixed with schwarz, clean malts and caramel, fluffy foamy texture, medium body, mild alcohol, smooth finish. Was nicer than expectable, not bad at all

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
eduardovl (1401) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 18, 2016
500ml can served in an ordinary glass. Pours a clear copper color forming small beige head with medium to low retention and only few lacings left. Caramel malts, cardboard and some hints of flowery hops in the end. Slightly sweet upfront. Caramel malts. Metallic and cardboard notes. Light bitterness. Light body. Medium to low carbonation. Drain-pour beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GenDV138 (6983) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2014
330 ml can poured into a small hotel glass. Clear dark brownish amber with light tan head. Aromas of caramel, malt, light roast. Tastes of caramel, malt, light spice and roast, a bit of dark fruit. Light body with a dry finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (5608) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 2, 2014
dark smokey cherries, oranges and fairly complex. Malty body, smoke lingers a bit. Full body. A mainstream malty Old Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GoufCustom (1913) - HONG KONG - OCT 18, 2014

500ml can bought at Circle-K in Sheung Shui Centre , Sheung Shui.

Clear deep amber brown colour; Two finger head and crumpety off-white foam which lasts for 3 minutes; Small sticky lacing with fizzy carbonation; Aroma of Lager malt, with very notable roastyness, strong caramel, faint dark fruits, thick molasses, toffee, light brown sugar, strong dark bread, yeast, very light lemon and grass; Mid to strong sweet taste of lager and dark malt, with strong roastyness, strong caramel, toffee, strong molasses, light bread, yeast, light lemon, quite strong bitter hops and moderate grass; Mid to light body. Slick and thick palate; Mouth feel is, as advertised, a 50-50 mix of lager and dark malts. Good strong body, very thick to tongue with strong caramel and toffee, thick but pleasant molasses sweetness. Good light dark bread and yeast, quite fulfilling. Good!... Hoppiness is light lemon and grass in nose and taste. Bitterness is notably strong for an Amber, strong in taste but not quite enough to counter the sweetness for a long, sweet-bitter finish; Dry after taste. Easy and sweet to mouth.

Comments: I think this one succeeds in what it was supposed to deliver - a blend of Premium Lager (the regular Premium Maltís) and Schwarz (the Premium maltís Dark) to provide a rich and balanced Amber Lager mix - this tastes richer and more fulfilling than most macro Amber Lagers, and has a good booze level to excite. Very enjoyable!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
futre7 (223) - Taipei, TAIWAN - OCT 17, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2014 Strong mouthfeel..........liquorice, malt, mild chocolate and mild hoppy bitterness. Remnants of the Premium maltís...with less of a herbal taste. It is a stab at a dunkel but I think but comes across as a lager. I didnít know it was a darker beer till I poured it out. Still very enjoyable however.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yenbeer (188) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 17, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2015 2014: While much better than the regular Premium Malts, that doesnít really say much. Something akin to cola. 2015: Smells bad, the palate and flavor donít exactly impress. But, the aftertaste is rich in malty goodness. Worth it just for that.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
czlowiekwiadro (853) - POLAND - MAY 7, 2014
przyjemny, ziołowo-karmelowy zapach. kolor ciemno-czerwony, pod światło rubinowy. piana beżowa, średnio trwała. w smaku pełne, karmelowe, wyczuwalny przypieczony chleb, goryczka dość niska, ale przyjemna

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
petewhitley (545) - Nagoya, JAPAN - DEC 1, 2013
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