Sapporo Premium Beer - Sapporo Breweries Ltd.

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Ratings: 1,831
Reviews: 639
rAvg: 2.84
pDev: 19.72%
Wants: 18
Gots: 279 | FT: 0
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Japan

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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Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +40.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Super underrated. Way more flavor than competing adjunct lagers.

Photo of TopherBreski
2.06/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.25

I've seen this advertised as beer and malt liquor. I looked at the $3.49 price and figured it must be good and although it's a golden yellow color and smells great, there is no taste. It's water.

Photo of EmperorBevis
2.77/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

there is a slight clove flavour some malt also in aroma but a huge amount of meh

Photo of Jobin_24
2.1/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Alright light, almost no flavor,malty taste

Photo of kplooki
3.55/5  rDev +25%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

For the style, pretty decent brew.

Photo of mjhall1989
1.94/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Just some light beer, to be drunken ironically

Photo of dacoit
2.2/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Not terrible in a pinch.

Photo of Roguer
2.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Quick notes:

Poor head and retention. Crystal clear. Oversweet.

Photo of JamesBondGA
2.94/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

used to drink the hell out of this back in the day in college. First time I've had this in 20+ years. It's decent now, sweeter than I remember...but I'm used to porters and stouts.

Photo of gshak
3.04/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

From a chilled can into my Bitburger Pilsner/lager glass.
A - clear yellow with a finger of head that dissipated into a thin ring quickly.
S - freshly toasted bread, sweet grains, faint lemon and hay.
T - sweeter than I expected. Grainy taste, with a hiss of lemony and grassy hops towards the end. I quite enjoyed this one. If only they could dial down the sweetness, I might fancy drinking this one regular basis.
M - tending towards light-medium, and the active carbonation makes it smoother than the norm.
O -a decent alternative to the regular AALs at a very affordable price of $6/6pk at TJs.

Photo of DefenCorps
2.77/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

From a can

A clear gold with a dense, white head that falls off to a ring slowly, this looks great! The nose is rather inoffensive. A mildly sweet, faintly hoppy, lemony character is present with some polished rice. Clean. The palate opens crisp if a bit watery, spritzy, a little lemony, a little earthy. No off-flavors. A little watery on the finish, but still quenching. Among the better pale lagers out there.Solid.

Photo of LittleNeko
2.25/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Drinkable but not very good

Photo of YumaLaowai
3.28/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Its good. Has a sweetish smell with a slight hint of sweetness but it goes down smooth with a hint of a nice kick. Problem is I don't feel like I'm drinking a beer from Japan.
Second review...
Second time was way better

Photo of chubenzino
2.25/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Nothing special about this beer

Photo of CStang67
1.6/5  rDev -43.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Not a very good beer at all. Had it Japan so I thought it would be better than what gets exported to the US, I was wrong.

Photo of Mike_Aguirre
1.94/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

L: Bright golden filtered beer.
S: Smells sweet, with notes of unprocessed sugar.
T: Taste is very sweet, lot´s of unfermented sugars make it unpleasant for me.
F: Low body low carbonation.
O: A light and sweet beer, with almost no malt taste or hop character.

The Sapporo we get in Mexico is made in Ontario, Canada. And it´s not a Rice Lager, but an American Adjunct Lager.

Photo of CraigP83
3.14/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Very clear. Smell Apple juice and rice. Taste similar to a Budweiser but also crisp and a little dry.

Photo of desireonrepeat
3.96/5  rDev +39.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Always a safe bet over a macro lager

Photo of mejimw
3.45/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Nice taste, not great, but pretty good.

Photo of ALC82
3.75/5  rDev +32%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sake Bomb! Sake Bomb! Sake Bomb!

Photo of edkorganisation
1.65/5  rDev -41.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

if I get it right, it's not japanese-brewed one, but CA or US, and surpisingly(!) bad enough that I even didn't manage to drink that stuff to the end. this is a one per very few cases i didn't drink it to the end. i just don't get it. i don't even know where do you get that, I travelled through half a country and never saw this one on sale hre in Japan... something's really off here. anyway even if it's japanese one, it's highly unrecommended buy..

Photo of kissmybunniebutt
3.1/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

It's a beer beer. It tastes like beer and nothing more. No dynamic notes for aroma, taste, or feel, but I would not count this as a hated beer for me. If I'm eating hibachi, this still gets the job done.

Photo of 31Sam13
3.5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

O.K...It's bad. However, I do believe that there are much more highly rated beers that are less refreshing and taste worst...It cleanses my palate while eating and ensure I buy a more quality brew on the ride home from our favorite Japanese place...which is great...

Photo of teromous
1.9/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

The can says this beer is imported, but it also says it was brewed and canned in Ontario, Canada. So it was technically imported but not from Japan.

Appearance: Perfectly transparent gold body with a thin fluffy white head. Not the greatest head retention or lacing.

Aroma: There is not much aroma here. I get that "lager aroma" when I open the can but nothing discernible in the glass. I won't rate it a 1 because it doesn't smell bad...it just doesn't smell like anything.

Taste: Not much flavor here...a bit of a woody flavor as odd as that sounds.

Mouthfeel: There is an odd astringency in this beer, but it is very dry.

Overall: It wasn't an enjoyable beer to drink. The can was really cool looking though...

Photo of Plissken
2.7/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

It tastes like High Life.

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