Sapporo Premium Beer - Sapporo Breweries Ltd.
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Reviews by assmasterson:
3.08/5 rDev +8.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
A: Pours very light, very clear and pretty fizzy. Bottle states that this is Japan's oldest Brewery.
S: Not a whole lot here, maybe a very faint smell of hops, but overall extremely clean.
T: Quite a bit of seltzer here with a cooked rice backing. Honestly, not much different than the average American macro.
M: Thin, super easy to drink, and the carbonation doesn't allow any foul flavors to linger.
D: Even though I'm reviewing this in December, it's probably great for a hot day, especially after mowing grass or watching the game. Honestly, if someone switched this with a Budweiser, I probably wouldn't notice the difference.
Nothing horrible here, yet also nothing that really stands out. Overall, a pretty average, refreshing brew.
Serving type: bottle
12-20-2007 02:14:27 | More by assmasterson
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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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