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Sapporo Premium Beer - Sapporo Breweries Ltd.

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Ratings: 1,703
Reviews: 596
rAvg: 2.84
pDev: 19.72%
Wants: 17
Gots: 199 | 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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2.61/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Poured from the bottle.

Clear, pale-yellow in colour. Slight bitter and l to it, but not much else. Clean, mellow grain/yeast taste, with a clean finish. Not much to this beer, but not in a bad way. It's very drinkable, especially with sushi.

Would I buy it again? Probably... despite there being not much to this beer, it is light and refreshing, but not always with it for the price.

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2.61/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from big boy can to a glass.

Ah,sushi and sapporo match made in heaven. Pours a light straw yellow, crystal clear with a fluffy white soapy head. Smells of cooked grains, boiled soap, hint of lemon. Grainy on the tongue, soapy, hint of lemon, and metallic. Light bodied, stale. Big adjunct taste smell and feel, also a big aluminum taste form the can, very basic standard beer, not my cup o tea.

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3/5  rDev +5.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -12%

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2.75/5  rDev -3.2%

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3/5  rDev +5.6%

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3/5  rDev +5.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Interestingly shaped can. Even though it's a Japanese beer it says right on the can "Brewed and Canned in Ontario, Canada." Anyway, on to the review.

Appearance: Translucent straw color. Almost no visible carbonation besides a soapy white head that's slowly fizzling away.

Aroma: I can smell the rice straight off but it's actually not too bad of an aroma. Basically smells like a BudLight minus the skunk.

Taste: Pretty watery upfront and then the palate is overtaken by a metallic taste (maybe from the can?) that sort of de-rails the flavor and leaves you feeling like your sucking on a penny. There is a moment in the middle where you can taste the rice and it's a pleasing flavor. No hops or malt profile in this one. It would be totally refreshing if not for the off taste at the end.

Mouthfeel: Thin but not overly so. High drinkability.

Final Thoughts: As far as macro-lagers and "imported" Adjunct Lagers go, it's not the best and it's not the worst. But I'm not sure that any beer can excel given the limited use of hops and real malts. The odd shaped can is about the only appealing thing about this beer.

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3/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.15/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear golden rod color with an off-white bubbly head. Scent is mostly of yeast and malts. Smooth, easy drinking with hints of grassy grains. When trying beers from countries that aren’t known for beer, I’m always skeptical but Sapporo Premium delivered a decent taste. But far as the beer spectrum goes, this is average or just above average. Essentially Japan’s better tasting version of Busch!

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Sapporo Premium Beer from Sapporo Breweries Ltd.
66 out of 100 based on 1,703 ratings.