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Sapporo Premium Beer - Sapporo Breweries Ltd.

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BA SCORE
67
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1,368 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,368
Reviews: 551
rAvg: 2.84
pDev: 19.72%
Wants: 8
Gots: 63 | FT: 0
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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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doktorhops

Australia

2.28/5  rDev -19.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2013 10:28:28 | More by doktorhops
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Sapporo Premium Beer from Sapporo Breweries Ltd.
67 out of 100 based on 1,368 ratings.