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Sapporo Premium Beer - Sapporo Breweries Ltd.

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607 Reviews
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Reviews: 607
Hads: 1,920
Avg: 2.88
pDev: 34.38%
Wants: 24
Gots: 351 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Japanese Rice Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: IronDjinn on 05-28-2003

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4/5  rDev +38.9%

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Photo of StoutandBitter
4.3/5  rDev +49.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big fan of oriental beers, and this is one of my favourites.

An nice, light colour, but little head and little lacing. Nice, light yeasty smell.

One of the best tasting lagers, Crisp and refreshing, packed with flavour, but dissapates quickly with almost no after taste.

This is a good hot day beer, perfect for those BBQ's and backyard pool parties. A great everyday beer.

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Photo of nicholas2121
3.53/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sapporo Premium Beer brewed by Sapporo Breweries Ltd., with an ABV of 5.0% This brew pours out a nice amber color with a nice white head. This brew has the look of american style brew, not saying that is a bad thing. The smell of this brew is strong with grains, you also pick up malts and some hops. I have something silmiler to this in the past. I can put my finger on it right now. Now for the taste, it is bold with flavors, you pick up the grins in this brew. You also pick up malts and hops in the taste of this brew. This brew puts in the mind set of a cross between a american brew and malt liquor. Something with a lot of rice. I guess what I have been calling some brews corn brew when in fact it is rice brew. I really do enjoy the taste of Sapporo Premium Beer. Sapporo Premium Beer, has a nice balance to it, there is nothing overpowering about this brew. There are a lot of grains in this brew, but this is a rice brew. Overall I'm giving Sapporo Premium Beer a 3.5 out of 5. I would buy this brew again.
Sapporo Breweries Ltd. did a nice job with this brew. Note this is one of my first brews from Japan.

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Photo of Dougal
5/5  rDev +73.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This Sapporo is brewed in Toronto, CANADA and it is one of the best beers I have every tasted. Often I enjoy a light beer which is a no no to some beer lovers but I think that is ridiculous.

This beer is the most refreshing of beers. Everything a light beer should be but isn't.

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Photo of thommo_nk
2.68/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

650ml can, meaning the beer has a slight metallic taste, otherwise not bad, fairly generic lager if you ask me. As far as jap beer goes, better to stick with Kirin Ichiban if you ask me.

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Photo of chin_K
3.98/5  rDev +38.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I was pleasantly surprised by this adjunct.

It poured smoothly, and the head was soft. It didn't have a predominantly strong smell, maybe ever so slightly hoppy but to claim it is hoppy would be stretching it. The taste, however, really was captivating. It wasn't bitter, but it wasn't sweet either. There was an excellent balance of malts and rice, and the carbonation really fills your nasal cavity with the flavor as well (which I think makes up for the mild smell before drinking it).
I have tasted Kirin Ichiban and Asahi Super Dry, and I have to say that Sapporo is the best Japanese beer I have tasted. (Granted I haven't had too many).

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Photo of BigDaddyWarbuxx
3.79/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A very mild beer. Mass-produced low-flavor beers like this tend to over-do it on the carbonation which can lead to a harshness, but this one finds a good level. The strongest characteristic is a bit of a sweetness that compliments the malt. Unassuming, but plenty drinkable.

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Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.26/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Clear pale straw color. Foamy head that dies fast.

Overwhelming metallic smell with citrus.

Soft unique sweet taste that I enjoy. Fresh and crisp.

A Sake kind of bitter finish. Well balanced but dry.

Overall a very accessible beer with a bad smell...is the can bottle doing this?

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3/5  rDev +4.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -21.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of brownbeer
2.18/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Brewed in Canada, awesome.

Poured from the heavy duty can; pale golden with a head that doesn't last.

Aroma and taste are pretty typical for this style; Malty and macro tasting, lacking crispness, with a slight fruity potting soil nose. Eh, not worth it, might as well have a Bud.

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Photo of wesbrownyeah
3/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sapporo Breweries Ltd. Rice lager 5% alcohol.
Poured into a pilsner glass.

A- Pours a light crisp golden fluid with nice fluffy white head that falls to decent patchy lacing.

S- Smell is a musty rice and hop concoction that lingers on the nose.

T-M- Taste is good with hints of rice cake, sharp bitter hop bite, and light malty backbone.
Mouthfeel is smooth with an excellent dry quality that rolls over the tongue with ease.

Overall this is a good drinking beer I will re-invite again.

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Photo of tbryan5
2.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of MikeC144
3/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of tjumfrid
2/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

My least favorite of the Japanese domestics. It gets a lower review than Asahi Super Dry and Kirin Lager due to the even milder taste.

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Photo of FadetoBock
1.5/5  rDev -47.9%

Photo of TheAdamConners
3/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of kuishinbo_tantei
2.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of lordofthewiens
2.97/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I had this beer in a Tampa restaurant called Ciccio's. I'd go back to the restaurant anytime. Not sure about having this beer again. Not that it was bad, it just reminded me too much of a macro lager. The beer was a pale yellow color with a thin white head. A little malt in the aroma, and a little malt in the taste, also a bit of hops (a very little bit). It drank easily, and went well with my noodle bowl.

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2.25/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of DaftPatrick
2.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of BlitzShadow
2.06/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

In my father-in-law's fridge for the holiday... so why not?

Appearance: Pours light yellow - very pale and clear.

Smell: Grainy. The scent could probably pass for an American Macro Lager. Nothing impressive at all (but nothing offensive either.)

Taste: There's not much to the taste. I could tell right away that rice is the primary adjunct here. The flavor is grainy with a very dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, but quite fizzy.

Drinkability: I'm left unsatisfied with a dry mouthfeel. If anything, it makes me crave a good winter holiday brew.

Overall: Maybe this could be a beer for your guests who swear by the beers that they see on commercials during football games - perhaps served with Japanese cuisine. Actually, just save some money and buy an American Macro Lager. Or better still, offer something with flavor and let's your friends bring the 30-packs if they'd like :-D

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Photo of csmartin6
3/5  rDev +4.2%

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Sapporo Premium Beer from Sapporo Breweries Ltd.
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