Suntory Full Body Beer

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This is strong beer. We are using 100% malt. Enjoy the taste of a strong stimulus.

Japanese Name: サントリー フルボディビア
Brewer: Suntory
Release: Nov. 5, 2013
Type: Japanese Beer (ビール)
Alcohol: 7%
Purchase Price: ¥217 @Lawson

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Tasting Notes:
Being sold exclusively in convenience stores across Japan, Suntory Full Body Beer provides beer drinkers in Japan with an all malt beer clocking in at a powerful 7% ABV and is sure to get you in a good mood. Let’s see if this beer is really full bodied.

Even before popping the top, I could feel the alcohol seeping through the can into my hand, at 7% and tasting on an empty stomach I may have met my match. Pouring out with a lovely golden hue, Suntory Full Body Beer gives off a nice aroma with hints of yeast and apple. On the tip of the tongue these sweet flavors continue before turning into a more bitter rich malt on the mid-palate and down the throat. The presence of alcohol is definitely strong, but pleasant.

Well, I survived this tasting and not as terribly buzzed as I thought. Suntory Full Body Beer is a little heavier than some, but not as flavor rich as you might expect. It’s very fruity, like apple juice with the sweetness you might find in a third tier brew. All in all, Full Body Beer is a worthy effort from Suntory, but not as appealing to me as some of the other blended beers they’ve released of late. Still, if you’re looking for something to take the edge off a bad day at work, Suntory Full Body Beer might just be what the doctor ordered.

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