1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Sapporo Premium Beer - Sapporo Breweries Ltd.

Not Rated.
Sapporo Premium BeerSapporo Premium Beer

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
67
poor

1,434 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 1,434
Reviews: 552
rAvg: 2.84
pDev: 19.72%
Wants: 9
Gots: 89 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sapporo Breweries Ltd. visit their website
Japan

Style | ABV
Japanese Rice Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: IronDjinn on 05-28-2003)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 1,434 | Reviews: 552 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by secondtooth:
Photo of secondtooth
secondtooth

Indiana

2.6/5  rDev -8.5%

Pale, yellow, and golden with medium lace that quickly dissipates.

Typical scent of every other adjunct lager.

Crisp flavor, but fairly pedestrian, with no lingering presence or complexity.

Basically another weak, light, and watery adjunct lager, with nothing to distance itself from the competition (except maybe the neat silver steel-looking cans).

01-11-2011 18:12:52 | More by secondtooth
More User Reviews:
Photo of Dougal
Dougal

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +76.1%

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.

08-23-2010 01:19:08 | More by Dougal
Photo of StoutandBitter
StoutandBitter

United Kingdom (England)

4.33/5  rDev +52.5%

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.

08-21-2008 19:10:12 | More by StoutandBitter
Photo of Zakk
Zakk

Florida

2.25/5  rDev -20.8%

06-03-2012 03:48:23 | More by Zakk
Photo of FLASH
FLASH

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -12%

07-06-2012 03:32:32 | More by FLASH
Photo of brownbeer
brownbeer

Missouri

2.15/5  rDev -24.3%

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.

03-03-2010 00:53:48 | More by brownbeer
Photo of wesbrownyeah
wesbrownyeah

Florida

3/5  rDev +5.6%

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.

03-21-2011 02:23:07 | More by wesbrownyeah
Photo of tbryan5
tbryan5

Louisiana

2.5/5  rDev -12%

01-16-2013 14:46:50 | More by tbryan5
Photo of SkiBum22
SkiBum22

New York

2.75/5  rDev -3.2%

10-19-2013 18:33:36 | More by SkiBum22
Photo of MikeC144
MikeC144

Rhode Island

3/5  rDev +5.6%

04-09-2014 16:15:20 | More by MikeC144
Photo of FadetoBock
FadetoBock

Alberta (Canada)

1.5/5  rDev -47.2%

08-19-2013 00:29:03 | More by FadetoBock
Photo of TheAdamConners
TheAdamConners


3/5  rDev +5.6%

08-03-2012 01:53:01 | More by TheAdamConners
Photo of kuishinbo_tantei
kuishinbo_tantei

New York

2.5/5  rDev -12%

07-06-2014 13:52:54 | More by kuishinbo_tantei
Photo of lordofthewiens
lordofthewiens

Maine

2.98/5  rDev +4.9%

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.

05-06-2009 16:08:23 | More by lordofthewiens
Photo of freshflesh
freshflesh

California

2.25/5  rDev -20.8%

03-02-2014 20:25:02 | More by freshflesh
Photo of DaftPatrick
DaftPatrick

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -12%

07-01-2014 02:29:29 | More by DaftPatrick
Photo of BlitzShadow
BlitzShadow

Pennsylvania

2.05/5  rDev -27.8%

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

12-27-2009 01:19:16 | More by BlitzShadow
Photo of csmartin6
csmartin6

New York

3/5  rDev +5.6%

12-02-2012 14:43:51 | More by csmartin6
Photo of BK2084
BK2084

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev +5.6%

08-25-2012 03:00:19 | More by BK2084
Photo of generallee
generallee

New York

2.8/5  rDev -1.4%

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.

05-09-2008 21:16:16 | More by generallee
Photo of niangelo
niangelo

Alberta (Canada)

3.08/5  rDev +8.5%

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.

10-27-2008 03:47:42 | More by niangelo
Photo of TimoP
TimoP

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +14.4%

06-20-2014 00:58:50 | More by TimoP
Photo of Doomcifer
Doomcifer

Rhode Island

2.25/5  rDev -20.8%

08-16-2014 17:05:32 | More by Doomcifer
Photo of petewheeler
petewheeler

Maryland

3/5  rDev +5.6%

08-16-2014 20:48:50 | More by petewheeler
Photo of Billolick
Billolick

New York

2.15/5  rDev -24.3%

Bought in a time pinch at a take out sushi place. Will try to do better next time. No nose, highly carbonated, skunky, minimal flavor, watery, corn? rice?. Brewed in Canada according to the can. OK for a very hot day, when you can find nothing else in the fridge. No reason to consume more of this one.

01-24-2004 15:17:11 | More by Billolick
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Sapporo Premium Beer from Sapporo Breweries Ltd.
67 out of 100 based on 1,434 ratings.