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Sapporo Premium Beer - Sapporo Breweries Ltd.

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1,543 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,543
Reviews: 560
rAvg: 2.85
pDev: 20%
Wants: 12
Gots: 124 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Japan

Style | ABV
Japanese Rice Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: IronDjinn on 05-28-2003)
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Reviews by doktorhops:
Photo of doktorhops
2.28/5  rDev -20%
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.

doktorhops, Jun 27, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of Dougal
5/5  rDev +75.4%
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.

Dougal, Aug 23, 2010
Photo of StoutandBitter
4.33/5  rDev +51.9%
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.

StoutandBitter, Aug 21, 2008
Photo of t2grogan
3/5  rDev +5.3%

t2grogan, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of Zakk
2.25/5  rDev -21.1%

Zakk, Jun 03, 2012
Photo of FLASH
2.5/5  rDev -12.3%

FLASH, Jul 06, 2012
Photo of brownbeer
2.15/5  rDev -24.6%
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.

brownbeer, Mar 03, 2010
Photo of wesbrownyeah
3/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

wesbrownyeah, Mar 21, 2011
Photo of tbryan5
2.5/5  rDev -12.3%

tbryan5, Jan 16, 2013
Photo of SkiBum22
2.75/5  rDev -3.5%

SkiBum22, Oct 19, 2013
Photo of MikeC144
3/5  rDev +5.3%

MikeC144, Apr 09, 2014
Photo of FadetoBock
1.5/5  rDev -47.4%

FadetoBock, Aug 19, 2013
Photo of TheAdamConners
3/5  rDev +5.3%

TheAdamConners, Aug 03, 2012
Photo of kuishinbo_tantei
2.5/5  rDev -12.3%

kuishinbo_tantei, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of lordofthewiens
2.98/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

lordofthewiens, May 06, 2009
Photo of freshflesh
2.25/5  rDev -21.1%

freshflesh, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of DaftPatrick
2.5/5  rDev -12.3%

DaftPatrick, Jul 01, 2014
Photo of BlitzShadow
2.05/5  rDev -28.1%
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

BlitzShadow, Dec 27, 2009
Photo of csmartin6
3/5  rDev +5.3%

csmartin6, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of BK2084
3/5  rDev +5.3%

BK2084, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of Afroman
3.04/5  rDev +6.7%

Afroman, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of generallee
2.8/5  rDev -1.8%
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.

generallee, May 09, 2008
Photo of niangelo
3.08/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a beer glass. Pours a light straw/gold. Not much on the nose, some malt and... beer? Lively carbonation, light, fluffy head which quickly turns sparse. Lacing on the glass is wispy.

Tastes very crisp, a bit of sweetish malt and some hop finish. Incredibly light, clean taste. Very refreshing. Not much aftertaste or punch. No adjuncts detectable, a totally straightforward example of this style. The mouthfeel is thin.

This beer is actually surprisingly drinkable and an OK example for the style - very crisp, good served cold and paired with snack food.

niangelo, Oct 27, 2008
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3.25/5  rDev +14%

TimoP, Jun 20, 2014
Photo of Doomcifer
2.25/5  rDev -21.1%

Doomcifer, Aug 16, 2014
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Sapporo Premium Beer from Sapporo Breweries Ltd.
67 out of 100 based on 1,543 ratings.