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

1,452 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 1,452
Reviews: 553
rAvg: 2.84
pDev: 19.72%
Wants: 9
Gots: 90 | 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: 1,452 | Reviews: 553 | Display Reviews Only:
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 superflush
superflush

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +76.1%

08-30-2014 05:09:39 | More by superflush
Photo of Cinthia
Cinthia


5/5  rDev +76.1%

07-13-2014 08:02:43 | More by Cinthia
Photo of okdsgr
okdsgr

Japan

5/5  rDev +76.1%

06-17-2014 01:49:22 | More by okdsgr
Photo of TimRasmussen
TimRasmussen

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +76.1%

06-01-2012 19:56:50 | More by TimRasmussen
Photo of cdrogers
cdrogers

Illinois

4.88/5  rDev +71.8%

Hands down this is one of the best beers I have ever had. It hasn't received the best rating, but for for someone that is just getting into the beer tasting I found it very enjoyable. It was not overpowering or lacking in flavor, the head poured very thick at first, but no more than two fingers. I only gave it a 4.5 in smell because it could have used a little more aroma. Yet another I could add to my arsenal of regular beers.

10-23-2007 01:42:28 | More by cdrogers
Photo of redwax
redwax

Slovak Republic

4.84/5  rDev +70.4%

08-12-2014 11:38:46 | More by redwax
Photo of kdawg105
kdawg105

Georgia

4.78/5  rDev +68.3%

I love it! Really good beer. The appearance is golden with a lace that sticks to the glass. The smell is light but nice with a smell of grain and a light hint of hops. The taste is great with noticable hop taste. The mouth feel is smooth and helps it finish to a nice clean crisp refreshing beer!!

02-20-2010 02:13:09 | More by kdawg105
Photo of U8maxflo
U8maxflo


4.75/5  rDev +67.3%

07-02-2014 15:21:06 | More by U8maxflo
Photo of squezey
squezey

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +58.5%

02-16-2014 05:20:47 | More by squezey
Photo of RKKP2232
RKKP2232

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +58.5%

11-01-2013 02:52:54 | More by RKKP2232
Photo of JeffSuttonTX
JeffSuttonTX

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +58.5%

03-11-2013 14:05:21 | More by JeffSuttonTX
Photo of bleedsblu
bleedsblu

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +58.5%

03-14-2014 23:36:31 | More by bleedsblu
Photo of putnam
putnam

Michigan

4.38/5  rDev +54.2%

I just compared this with the almost identically packaged "Original Draft Beer" imported from Japan. There IS a difference, and it does not favor this, the Canadian version.

That said, most reviewers are WAY too harsh on this beer. Do you think bread judges downgrade all white breads? Of course not. They disparage only the factory-made, mushy types of white bread like Wonder brand. Baguettes, made from white flour, represent the height of the craft. This brand of beer, my friends, is the sine qua non of super light, super dry lager beer. Now for the Canadian version:

Not as winey, tart or fruity as the "Original Draft Beer." On the nose it is reminiscent of cracked, sun-baked grains. The head is admirably persistent and doughy. On the palate: whistle-clean with simple, butterscotch sugars and a dense, dry flank of seasoned hops. Good clean fun.

07-02-2004 21:43:40 | More by putnam
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 TheStashRide
TheStashRide

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +49.6%

10-17-2012 01:56:12 | More by TheStashRide
Photo of mwar
mwar

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +49.6%

11-30-2012 14:11:40 | More by mwar
Photo of SargeC
SargeC

Japan

4.2/5  rDev +47.9%

Appearance: Clear gold brew with a decent white head.

Smell: Very clean aroma.

Taste: Smooth, clean character with just a touch of bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Light-medium body. Great body for such a clean brew.

Drinkability: Very drinkable beer. One of my favorites from Japan.

01-02-2008 07:27:22 | More by SargeC
Photo of jsh420
jsh420

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev +45.4%

pours brilliant bright golden yellow with a 2 finger head that fades fast and leaves no lacing

smells of sweet malts(rice?) and earthy hops

taste is bitter grassy hops and lemon citrus with the sweet grains toward the finish - reminds me somewhat of a german pils

mouthfeel is light crisp refreshing

drinkability is very good as of now - cheap beers give me a headaches so only time will tell here and will update if needed

i dont know why this beer gets a C rating because in a blind taste test with some pils i think this beer would stand stong

06-08-2009 02:00:23 | More by jsh420
Photo of allengarvin
allengarvin

Texas

4.13/5  rDev +45.4%

Golden straw color, with a small head & so-so lacing, but a nice stream of fine bubbles. Nose has plenty of floral hop aroma, with a touch of sweet malt. On first taste, there's a small amount of malt up front, followed by a moderate-high amount of bitterness. Pleasant noble-hop flavor. Very clean & dry finish. Body is crisp and light.

This really could pass for a very nice German pils. It's far better than the Sapporo Reserve. I don't understand how other reviewers missed the flavor characteristics here.

02-09-2005 16:14:09 | More by allengarvin
Photo of DrJay
DrJay

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev +44.4%

Imported from Canada, brewed in Guelph. 22oz can.
Crystal clear, deep yellow in colour. Fine white bubbles formed a thin coat on top of the beer and left a bit of clingy lace at the top of the glass. Moderate head retention. Mild aroma, crackery grain, a bit of marshmallow, light floral and fruit character, very clean. Low bitterness, mild grain and light fruity flavours, finished very dry with a hint of spicy hops. Light bodied, moderate carbonation, crisp and clean. Very easy drinking without any off flavours. Quite refreshing. A solid example of the style.

06-07-2010 20:12:16 | More by DrJay
Photo of baos
baos

Indiana

4.1/5  rDev +44.4%

22 oz into glass.

A: Good. great lacing and head retention. Golden on color with good clarity.

S: Bit o' hop and malt with fresh grains to boot.

T: Bit o' hops and malts again. Nice for this style. Crisp and refreshing. Sapporo is Yumming soon!

M: Pretty good for this type of beer.

D: Went perfect with my meal. I've quaffed these before and they are very very drinkable. Its flavor says please drink more of me over and over again after first sip. "Please drink more! Please drink more!" the Sapporo cries. I say, "Otay."

01-13-2008 00:53:48 | More by baos
Photo of steeler
steeler

Ontario (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev +44.4%

This beer has become a staple for my friends and I. Anyway, pours out a nice light yellow color, with a 1-2 inch frothy head. Nice. Smells of rice, and it smells very fresh. Oh man does this stuff taste good! Its got a nice light, smooth taste. Goes down smooth, nicely carbonated. Nice and full mouthfeel. I would of gave this one a 5 for drinkability, but since i find that the bottled version of sapporo tastes much better than the canned. So thats why i docked it .5. Anyway, this a great light beer, with 5% ABV, and its of high quality, and can really mix with almost any food! I HIGHLY recommend this one! Cheers.

11-30-2008 17:40:33 | More by steeler
Photo of ommegangpbr
ommegangpbr

New York

4.08/5  rDev +43.7%

Almost pilsner like in experience which is great by me. For those that enjoy lighter bodied, bubbly, crisp beers this is a great choice. Not challenging or a hop monster (though this is on the hoppy side). This is pretty one dimensional... and this is a good one dimensional beer.
Fresh, clean, light and simple. Nothing wrong with that in my book.

08-17-2005 09:19:11 | More by ommegangpbr
Photo of PENISBEER
PENISBEER


4.05/5  rDev +42.6%

I'm drinking this beer as I'm writing this review, and I gotta say, it really pairs nicely with Harvest Cheddar Sun Chips. Deelicous.

A- Snagged this beauty out of ye olde beer fridge because the bottle is purdy. Not sure what the beer actually looks like, its going straight from the bottle to my blood-brain barrier.

S- I wanna say raw asian BBQ? makes me hungery

T- Pretty decent, has a good sort of bitterness to it that really accentuates the Harvest Cheddar Sun Chips.

M- feels like bleh. comparable to cheap domestic beers as for the feel.

Overalls- It doesn't say its a light beer, but it is a light beer. I mean i can see right through it. I'm typing right now looking through this beer and it aint gunna stop me.

07-13-2012 23:21:11 | More by PENISBEER
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Sapporo Premium Beer from Sapporo Breweries Ltd.
67 out of 100 based on 1,452 ratings.