Sapporo Premium Beer - Sapporo Breweries Ltd.
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Reviews by damndirtyape:
3.13/5 rDev +10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
650mL can (batch J2211G 2200FL) poured into a pilsner glass.
Appearance: Crystal clear straw to light gold color. 1/8" white foam upon pouring mostly died back to a thin ring. Lacing is only a tiny island every now and then, which after awhile, slides back down and disappears.
Smell: Not a lot - grainy, mildly earthy. With a good swirl I can actually smell some fresh cooked rice, but once the head dies back, this is gone.
Taste: Crisp, earthy and grainy with a hint of apple and some additional sweetness thrown in. Hop presence maybe there at the end with the most mild of bitterness and German-type spiciness/floral tastes, but it's barely there. Definite dry finish.
Mouthfeel: Crisp and clean, borderline fizzy, but not bad.
Overall / Drinkability: Neat looking can, but otherwise nothing special. Quite drinkable though. Unoffensive, not strong in flavor, but washes food down well and cleanses the palate each time.
Serving type: can
12-11-2011 23:15:59 | More by damndirtyape
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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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