Sapporo Premium Beer - Sapporo Breweries Ltd.
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Reviews by Olek4374:
2.91/5 rDev +2.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
I should note that this is the Canadian version of Sapporo, which is contract brewed by Sleeman in Ontario. Not sure if this will affect the taste, but it is worth informing any Canadian BAs that Sapporo is actually nothing more than another domestic lager. (Edit: Since returning from Las Vegas, I discovered that the Sapporo sold there is also brewed in Ontario).
The beer pours "urine" yellow with a really thick and porous head that stands about two fingers high. The smell isn't really appealing - it's very ricey and sour, but that seems fair considering the vast quantities of rice that most big asian lagers contain, despite this one not technically being "Asian".
The taste is really refreshing without the strong, sour taste that many other Asian lagers have (tiger) and the overwhelming rice taste (Tsingtao) - it's just refreshing and easy to drink. That said, it is devoid of any real flavour, but at least it's not too offensive, so I give it a score slightly above average.
The feel is smooth with moderate carbonation on the tongue, but no harsh feeling going down, so it's a very, very easy beer to drink. Overall, it's one of the better Asian-style macros I've had.
Serving type: bottle
07-30-2013 02:00:33 | More by Olek4374
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3.71/5 rDev +30.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Appearance: Light golden/pale straw colored, with a stark-white, soapy head that dissipates into a small ring of foam almost as quickly as does a head on a soda.
Aroma: Grassy, "cheap" hops, and little bit of musty graininess from the malt-rice blend.
Taste: A front of sweetness that lasts through the whole beer, but dies out from the middle into the end. Very slightly toasted maltiness. There's a flintiness that serves as an underlying character all the way through. During the middle and end, there's that "cheap", grassy hoppiness.
Body: The very light side of medium.
Finish: Dry, crisp, refreshing.
Overall, this is a great all-purpose lager.
Serving type: can
07-07-2014 03:24:03 | More by JoLight
2.86/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
This looks and smells what you typically think of when someone says beer. A bit malty and sweet, not very hoppy. Slightly metallic if out of the can. A little on the thin side with plenty of foamy head. The color a tan gold yellow. It smells like beer, tastes like beer, but is nothing grandiose or even very individualistic.
But where this beer differs from most is that is was seemingly designed to offset the saltiness of fish and Asian food in general. I see no point in not pairing this with food. This isn't a beer that sits on its own merits, but is a nice refreshing addition to a meal. And cold works best.
I can't think of a reason to drink this for its own merits, but I can't denigrate it when it is had with some nice sashimi or any earthy soyu-sauced dish.
So taken for what it is and what it does with an Asian plate of food, this is one of the better Japanese large brews out there.
Serving type: bottle
07-05-2014 19:30:30 | More by CasanovaCummins
Sapporo Premium Beer from Sapporo Breweries Ltd.
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