Sapporo Premium Beer - Sapporo Breweries Ltd.
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2.91/5 rDev +2.5%
I should note that this is the Canadian version of Sapporo, which is contract brewed by Sleeman in Ontario. Not sure if this will affect the taste, but it is worth informing any Canadian BAs that Sapporo is actually nothing more than another domestic lager. (Edit: Since returning from Las Vegas, I discovered that the Sapporo sold there is also brewed in Ontario).
The beer pours "urine" yellow with a really thick and porous head that stands about two fingers high. The smell isn't really appealing - it's very ricey and sour, but that seems fair considering the vast quantities of rice that most big asian lagers contain, despite this one not technically being "Asian".
The taste is really refreshing without the strong, sour taste that many other Asian lagers have (tiger) and the overwhelming rice taste (Tsingtao) - it's just refreshing and easy to drink. That said, it is devoid of any real flavour, but at least it's not too offensive, so I give it a score slightly above average.
The feel is smooth with moderate carbonation on the tongue, but no harsh feeling going down, so it's a very, very easy beer to drink. Overall, it's one of the better Asian-style macros I've had.
07-30-2013 02:00:33 | More by Olek4374
1.7/5 rDev -40.1%
Poured from the can gotten at a local convenience store in Okinawa Japan...
A - Piss yellow like a Coors Light, the furious pour unleashes a three fingered white head
S - A tad skunky, mild corn drinking games smell to it
T - Small weed-like bitterness up front, same skunk as the nose, white rice and corn
M - Light bodied, watery, decent carbonation
Overall this tastes just like a BMC but Japanese, it met my expectation, and now i'm going to finish it before it warms up and becomes a sink pour. Would not recommend.
07-22-2013 09:45:26 | More by JoeAmerican77
Sapporo Premium Beer from Sapporo Breweries Ltd.
67 out of 100 based on 1,436 ratings.