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Sapporo Premium Beer - Sapporo Breweries Ltd.

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Ratings: 1,702
Reviews: 596
rAvg: 2.84
pDev: 19.72%
Wants: 17
Gots: 198 | 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%

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2/5  rDev -29.6%

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4/5  rDev +40.8%

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2.98/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A moderate pour yields 2 fingers of bubbly white head. Body is a very pale straw yellow. Lots of carbonation rising to the top of this one. Surprisingly, some lacing was noticed as well.

Faint malt aroma. Grassy/herbal hop aroma. Also got a sweet note and light hints of bread.

Sipping this delivers a very sweet touch to the palate. Malt and hops are subdued hints behind the sweet rice flavor. Almost like a lighter, bubblier sake. I was going to rate this as a 3.5, but dropped it to 3 because there is a lingering light bitterness on the end that is more akin to a chemical bitter than a hop bitter.

This beer is very light bodied. It washes over the tongue and down the throat without having time to leave any residue and has a slightly dry finish. Not unpleasant at all.

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2.35/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pour: A pale yellow with little to no head and absolutley no lacing.

Smell: Very light & sweet malt aroma. Other than that there is not much to it.

Taste: Very Light bodied but clean and smooth. Slight and I mean a malt, sweet taste. Not much taste or flavor. Very similar to american light beers. An okay beer but nothing to write home about.

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3.5/5  rDev +23.2%

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2/5  rDev -29.6%

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4/5  rDev +40.8%

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3.97/5  rDev +39.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into shaker pint

Two finger off-white head, good retention throughout consumption

Golden yellow beer

S: Rice, grains, malt, and light hops

T: Rice, malt, lager yeast, and hop bitterness

M: Satisfying, this is my new go to Japanese beer. Asahi does not do it for me any more.

Overall, seek this one out. You won't be sorry.

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3/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +23.2%

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3/5  rDev +5.6%

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3/5  rDev +5.6%

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2.11/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A- pours a fizzy yellow with A good amount of rocky head, the only saving grace of the appearance.

S- very watery sweetness from malt, no hops, some bread.

T- a slightly sweet, very bland, very dry beer with a hint of corn and grain.

O- just not my cup of tea, if I want an adjunct lager I'll reach for something cheaper.

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4/5  rDev +40.8%

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3.55/5  rDev +25%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

They say this is brewed in Canada, not Japan. They also say that this is not the only Japanese beer brewed in the Great White North.

Do we hold this against Sapporo, or any other Nipponese doppelgänger brew? No! A great flippin' pop, whoever is doing the brewing. Crisp, clean, quite jacked up. War Sapporo!

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2/5  rDev -29.6%

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Sapporo Premium Beer from Sapporo Breweries Ltd.
66 out of 100 based on 1,702 ratings.