Suntory Royal Blend

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Japanese Name: サントリー ロイヤルブレンド
Brewer: Suntory
Release: Apr. 23, 2013
Type: Japanese Beer (ビール)
Alcohol: 5%
Purchase Price: ¥198 @Aeon

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Tasting Notes:
Retail giant Aeon has once again procured an exclusive limited production brew from Suntory. In doing what Suntory does very well in the whisky world, they have produced a blended beer for Aeon: Suntory Royal Blend.

A mixture of aroma and bitter beers, Royal Blend pours out to a nice tan color while its hoppy aroma fills the air. The roasted malt comes through on the front with a hint of coffee and a subdued bitterness stays on the tongue. The Royal Blend hits a nice balance of rich full body and has a clean easy-going finish with just a hint of sweetness.

Suntory has produced an interesting brew for Aeon. It definitely is different than most other beers, while maintaining a wonderful rich flavor. Find yours at an Aeon grocer near you, while supplies last.

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7 Responses to Suntory Royal Blend

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  2. Found this in Sapporo. Whoa, this a very rich beer.

    My first time drinking a beer like this. I guess with the color, my mind was expecting something more like an Autumn brew. Nope!

    This thing was firing on so many cylinders. Hoppy, caramel, full bodied, bitter and sweet. The combination was a bit of a shock to me at first. Not in a bad way, just wasn’t expecting it.

    Great beer, will definitely pick up another one if I get a chance. For me, it’s rich, flavorful and filling enough just to drink on its own (not with or near a meal). Maybe midday or at night as a kind of dessert.

  3. DM says:

    I like the fact that these two Aeon beers were very different and tasty. My personal preference did lean towards the Suntory Royal Bitter, though. Hope you can pick up Asahi Royal Pils sometime.

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  5. Andy D says:

    This certainly packs a punch (in the flavour department) and for me hits the spot now the cooler autumn season is here.

    It’s now only 158 a can (or 940 for a 6 pack) in my local Aeon and I suspect this is the same nationwide. Perhaps it wasn’t selling well so they’re trying to shift stock…probably due to the pretty hideous packaging.

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