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Sapporo Premium Beer - Sapporo Breweries Ltd.

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601 Reviews
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Reviews: 601
Hads: 1,869
rAvg: 2.9
pDev: 18.28%
Wants: 20
Gots: 315 | FT: 0
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Japan

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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Photo of doktorhops
2.31/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Having discovered the awesomeness that is Edamame at a Gyoza bar in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, it was only a matter of time before I bought some at a Asian market and enjoyed some Japanese beer and Edamame. First Japanese beer in my sights is the world famous Sapporo Premium, which uh-oh is "Brewed and bottled in Australia under licence..." *groan* "by Coopers Australia", well lets hope the Coopers family bring some of their merit brewing decent Aussie beers to this "brewed and bottled under licence" stupidity.

Poured from a 355ml bottle into a Pokal.

A: Clear straw yellow body with a cappuccino white half centimetre head.

S: Grains upfront; sake rice, light malt and barley. This is followed by cut grass hops and vegetable matter. Not overly pleasing aromas in this combination.

T: The taste is even worse - if this was a wheat-grass flavoured soda, then fine I can see the point, but this is beer, and an average one at best. Everything that is considered good and holy in a beer is circumspect in this brew; hops, malt and yeast all take a back seat and are so unnoticeable that it's amazing if anyone thinks they're drinking a beer whilst having this.

M: Light bodied, almost flat carbonation, at least it's not over-the-top carbonation as most Lagers are.

D: And here's the rub: why bother drinking this? At a work function perhaps, and the only other beers are VB or Tooheys New... one thing is certain - this beer tastes nothing like any of the decent Japanese rice beers I've tried before, and outside the other "brewed and bottled under licence" beers it likely won't. Lesson is: Drink micro, taste global.

Food match: Not fit for potato chips. (1,670 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of StoutandBitter
4.3/5  rDev +48.3%
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. (378 characters)

Photo of Dougal
5/5  rDev +72.4%
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. (279 characters)

Photo of thommo_nk
2.68/5  rDev -7.6%
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. (186 characters)

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.26/5  rDev +12.4%
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? (283 characters)

Photo of t2grogan
3/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Zakk
2.25/5  rDev -22.4%

Photo of FLASH
2.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of brownbeer
2.18/5  rDev -24.8%
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. (282 characters)

Photo of wesbrownyeah
3/5  rDev +3.4%
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. (490 characters)

Photo of tbryan5
2.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of SkiBum22
2.75/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of MikeC144
3/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of tjumfrid
2/5  rDev -31%
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. (134 characters)

Photo of FadetoBock
1.5/5  rDev -48.3%

Photo of TheAdamConners
3/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of kuishinbo_tantei
2.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of lordofthewiens
2.97/5  rDev +2.4%
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. (409 characters)

Photo of freshflesh
2.25/5  rDev -22.4%

Photo of DaftPatrick
2.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of BlitzShadow
2.06/5  rDev -29%
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 (895 characters)

Photo of csmartin6
3/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of BK2084
3/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Afroman
3.04/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of generallee
2.77/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

It pours a very clean light yellow color. The carbonation level was very low and it didn't make much of a head. Its aroma and flavor were subdued with hints of light malts and rice. There was only a slight dry bitterness on the tongue. The body was thin with a mild carbonation and a crisp clean finish. Over all a very simple ok beer. (335 characters)

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Sapporo Premium Beer from Sapporo Breweries Ltd.
68 out of 100 based on 601 ratings.