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Sapporo Premium Beer - Sapporo Breweries Ltd.

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Ratings: 1,733
Reviews: 609
rAvg: 2.84
pDev: 19.72%
Wants: 17
Gots: 213 | FT: 0
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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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Ratings: 1,733 | Reviews: 609
Reviews by mlm5641:
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2.75/5  rDev -3.2%

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Photo of StoutandBitter
4.3/5  rDev +51.4%
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.

Photo of Dougal
5/5  rDev +76.1%
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.

Photo of thommo_nk
2.68/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.26/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

My 1st can, poured in a pilsener glass :

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?

Photo of t2grogan
3/5  rDev +5.6%

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2.25/5  rDev -20.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -12%

Photo of brownbeer
2.18/5  rDev -23.2%
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.

Photo of wesbrownyeah
3/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

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2.5/5  rDev -12%

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2.75/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of MikeC144
3/5  rDev +5.6%

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1.5/5  rDev -47.2%

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3/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of kuishinbo_tantei
2.5/5  rDev -12%

Photo of lordofthewiens
2.97/5  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.

Photo of freshflesh
2.25/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of DaftPatrick
2.5/5  rDev -12%

Photo of BlitzShadow
2.06/5  rDev -27.5%
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

Photo of csmartin6
3/5  rDev +5.6%

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3/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.04/5  rDev +7%

Photo of generallee
2.77/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

Photo of niangelo
3.01/5  rDev +6%
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.

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