Sapporo Premium Beer - Sapporo Breweries Ltd.

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Ratings: 1,833
Reviews: 641
rAvg: 2.84
pDev: 19.72%
Wants: 18
Gots: 281 | 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 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.

Photo of Das_Reh
2.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

There's no need to knock a macro or adjunct lager if it does it's job. This beer was thirst quenching and tasty and went well with my yellowtail and scallion rolls. Not something to pick apart and scrutinize, just gulp it down and enjoy with your Japanese food!

Photo of tlema1
2.61/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Skunky, very light bodied, some buscuity taste

Photo of rldorrisjr
2.91/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

It's thin and weak. It's ok for the meal but not for afterwards.

Photo of apollutedmind1990
3.24/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Decent beer. Very typical of rice lagers, almost tastes like Busch to me.

Photo of thommo_nk
2.68/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

650ml can, meaning the beer has a slight metallic taste, otherwise not bad, fairly generic lager if you ask me. As far as jap beer goes, better to stick with Kirin Ichiban if you ask me.

Photo of SirBrandonofMaltANDHops
2.52/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Fairly clean adjunct lager that's excellent with sushi.

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.26/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Clear pale straw color. Foamy head that dies fast.

Overwhelming metallic smell with citrus.

Soft unique sweet taste that I enjoy. Fresh and crisp.

A Sake kind of bitter finish. Well balanced but dry.

Overall a very accessible beer with a bad smell...is the can bottle doing this?

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

Just a very poor tasting beer.Like a glass of bad water.

Photo of ghisty
3.18/5  rDev +12%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

appearance:
gold . nice lace. very clear. decent carb. thin. slight foamy lace, no head.

smell:
peppery. grainey rice. no malt and no hops.

taste:
thin favoured, and kind of slick, not overall to bad tasting, just basic.
a slight bitterness that leaves your mouth dry and it just doesnt last very long

mouth:
just a slightly sharp. normal beer kinda basicness. nothing special.

overall:
this beer doesnt get high reviews, but when you think about it's peers,
asian beers that get exported to canada? .. like.. tiger.. and maybe a few others, the other options are not great either, I'd say sapporo is top of the range for asian beer. but maybe i have no idea. anyways. its pretty decent, i like it for eating with. goes great with guess what... asian food. haha.

Photo of xICooRsYIx
2/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Just not a good beer. But whats a man to drink when he wants a beer at a small sushi restaurant.

Photo of Svendozen
2/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This is just absolute crap

Photo of Franziskaner
2.81/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Brilliant golden color with great clarity. A trace of off white covers half of the top. Aroma is rice and a somewhat skunk note that seems to dissipate somewhat gradually. The taste is white rice. The mouth is crisp and yet a bit thin.

Photo of NickTinyRace
1.59/5  rDev -44%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.25

My first rice lager and I was not a fan. Its water with a faint hint of beer. If you are a light lager person or someone trying to expand there palate then I say go for it but for those who are looking for a full body tasting beer than I would tell you to pass on this beer.

Photo of Saisons-of-the-Abyss
3.32/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A decent beer for the style, and better than some other macro rice lagers. Nothing special, but definitely refreshing in and inoffensive to enjoy with food. My first choice at hibachi and sushi joints.

Photo of Andrewziggy
3.35/5  rDev +18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very sweet no bitterness very easy drinking worth a go

Photo of Beardo
1.71/5  rDev -39.8%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Very crappy don't like it

Photo of Paulieblaze
2.09/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

This is an average beer w good marketing behind it.

Photo of rpbisaillon
1.84/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Too much sweetness from the rice, otherwise tastes like a macro adjunct. Somewhat fond of this beer as it was always the beer half of the quintessential college "sake bomb" combination.

Photo of D-HopSupreme
3.61/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This beer is pretty good.

Photo of kevofficiel
2.98/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sapporo from Japan :

The look of it is really light with golden color with a light carbonation.

The smell of it: Not much is coming on my nose. Get really give something out of it .

The taste of it some grains and some hops maybe but very light. feels like a 4% ABV. I will say even the Coors Light have more taste.

So overall would I recommend it ? If you find it on special like I find it, yeah its different but not exceptional, if its not on special, get something else.

Photo of Brak
3.35/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pretty decent beer. Better than a regular draft beer.

Photo of SmashPants
2.82/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Format: a standard 355mL brown bottle with an average macro label.

Appearance: pours a clear light yellow with chunky carbonation. A thin white head drops away pretty quickly. Looks like a pretty standard macro lager.

Aroma: not very much on the nose at all - just a slightest touch of grain and adjuncts.

Taste: pretty much the same - not very much there at all. Some light grains and adjuncts again, hardly any hops either.

Aftertaste: just about nothing on the finish. Drops away quickly - designed as a throw-down no doubt.

Mouth feel: pretty decent for the style - light in body without being watery, with an okay carbonation.

Overall: an average and overall unimpressive macro lager that is assumedly designed to have low taste for throwing back, but there are still better macro lagers for the AU$45 a case bracket.

Photo of GRFounder
2.04/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I will not be buying this beer again.

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