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Sapporo Premium Beer - Sapporo Breweries Ltd.

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Ratings: 1,661
Reviews: 580
rAvg: 2.85
pDev: 20%
Wants: 15
Gots: 182 | 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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2.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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3/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.15/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I always get this when I'm out for sushi.

A: pale straw

S: nothing much to report here.

t: The most surprising element of the taste is the hoppiness. Its not that its very hoppy, but the hop profile is very defined. A little out of balance with the malt.

M: feels like sprite in your mouth.

O: This is a pleasant beer to wash down mediocre dollar night sushi with. Or a big bowl of ramen. Thats about as far as I'd take it. There are certainly better and cheaper session beers out there.

Photo of mdaschaf
3.08/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a very light straw yellow color. Large foamy white head on top that reduces to nice sized layer on top rather quickly. Remaining foams hands around, pretty thick lacing actually.

S: Very light, a little bit of rice and a slight sweetness. A touch of lemon/grass as well.

T: Not a ton going on, some bready malt, a little bit of citrus, but very very faint.

M: Very light bodied with lively carbonation. Pretty crisp.

O: Easy drinking, but nothing really to it. Not awful, nothing off-putting, but nothing making me want to get it again.

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3/5  rDev +5.3%

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3/5  rDev +5.3%

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3/5  rDev +5.3%

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3/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.75/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sapporo Premium has a thin, quickly-dissipating head and a clear, bubbly, straw appearance, with some thin lacing down the glass. The aroma is a light sweetness and toasty malt. Taste is of cracker, lightly-toasted malt, biscuit, grass, and just a very slight hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Sapporo Premium finishes crisp, refreshing, and dry. Overall, this is good stuff, and I recommend trying it.


Photo of aBeeraWeek
3.35/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light straw colour. Thin white head that disappears quickly.

Smell is a dry grains. Rice? I’m not so sure. Also some some light florals rounding it out.

Initially a worryingly grainy taste coming in – is this just another boring macro-lager? Thankfullly though a lovely proper old fashinoned malt comes through. Light grassiness on the finish.

It has a light body and a little watery. Medium carbonation matches the flavours and strength well.

Genreally fairly fresh and drinkable. Right balance of bitterness. Nothing amazing flavour wise.

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3/5  rDev +5.3%

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3/5  rDev +5.3%

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2.65/5  rDev -7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Couldn't resist the offer at a NYC Japanese restaurant. Cheers to Bennett for taking this with me.

Arrived in a pitcher filled to the brim as a complement to a spicy Japanese dish. Pours a golden rod color with a weak head development and a watery retention. Some carbonation here.

Very faint smell of malts and hops, nothing too inviting to say the least. No detection of other olfactory notes. Rather bodiless, no depth.

Taste isn't great, very much like a macro beer, but some what sweet. Slightest bit of honey, with a touch of lemon zest, adding a little character to the beer. A bitterness finishes it off, with a smooth delivery.

Low alcohol contents offers a highly drinkable beer. I wouldn't drink it again, although it isn't the worst thing I've ever had.

Photo of TheHammer
3.75/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Had a finger worth of head that stuck around well enough although didn't lace. Clear body and steady carbonation. Nothing exceptional, but no complaints.

Smell: It certainly has a grainy smell, as barely and a dry wheat smell permeate it, although I don't know if that's accurate. It's certainly a grain smell, and I know it's not wheat but it doesn't smell at all like rice, unless it's some kind of obscure wild rice. Good though.

Taste: Starts with a mixture of barley and rice that builds nicely ti a more grainy taste and has what I think is a water chestnut undercurrent to it that offers a degree of uniqueness and then promptly ends with a light hop dose.

Mouthfeel: The carbonation really helps make it's case and the transitioning is quite good. It's a little bit watery to start, but it's a minor complaint. Little aftertaste which is a double edged sword, but I appreciated it.

Drinkability: Very easy to drink, and tastes like I am drinking a premium beer. Sadly the price doesn't quite serve it so well, but I'll try no to hold that against it. A little bit too light bodied, but I suspect that's due to the rice smoothing things out instead of pure barley.

Final Thoughts: My first experience with this style was Asahi Super Dry, and this blows it out of the water. It's an all around good lager with a unique taste, which is what I want and expect from this style.

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4/5  rDev +40.4%

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2.48/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle served in a pint glass
This beer is bright clear yellow with a thin white head. The smell is thin revealing only a bit of adjunct graininess or 1 dimensional grain and a bit of spicy noble hop. The taste is also typical for an adjunct lager. The grain is thinned out by the rice leaving not much in the way of taste overall but the body is nice and light and that is a hallmark of these light lager styles. Drinkability is ok when the beer is cold and you're not caring about flavor. Overall it's not a good beer but is very much the same as all light lagers from this region although if all the beers are bad I guess that matching them is something you should want to strive for.

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Sapporo Premium Beer from Sapporo Breweries Ltd.
67 out of 100 based on 1,661 ratings.