Suntory Bitter Roast


Japanese Name: サントリー ビターロースト
Brewer: Suntory
Release: Feb. 4, 2014
Type: Japanese Beer (ビール)
Alcohol: 5%
Purchase Price: ¥217 @Lawson


Tasting Notes:
This convenience store limited release from Suntory features the use of English roasted barley malt. Suntory Bitter Roast pours out a dark brown in the glass matching color on the package design. As the names states, you’ll find toasted malt notes up front with a nice amount of bitterness lingering in the back of the throat. There’s also a little sweetness that lingers on the palate.

However, if you think that Suntory Bitter Roast will knock your socks off with flavor, you’ll find yourself in disappointment. While Bitter Roast does have some nice flavors it comes off a little light overall. This beer had a lot of potential right out of the glass, but without a full bodied finish to back of the front end I just feel something is missing. Try for yourself, if you can still find it at your local conbini.

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1 Response to Suntory Bitter Roast

  1. Anthony Krese says:

    Pretty good drink. The roasted flavor is definitely good but would be overwhelming if you drank more than a few. Given that, it makes you wonder why they went with a light body. Anyway, it was enjoyable 🙂

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