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Sapporo Classic - Sapporo Breweries Ltd.

Not Rated.
Sapporo ClassicSapporo Classic

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BA SCORE
70
okay

58 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 2.93
pDev: 21.5%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sapporo Breweries Ltd. visit their website
Japan

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 02-03-2004)
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Texasfan549

Texas

2/5  rDev -31.7%

12-29-2011 18:48:58 | More by Texasfan549
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I honestly didn't think this would be classified as a German Pilsner on here. I found this to be more a Adjunct Lager. Either way this wasn't overly impressive. There are far better beers from Japan out there. The beer is a little on the watery side, it's pale yellow in color and hasn't got much else in it to brag about.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2011 23:24:24 | More by Knapp85
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nickfl

Florida

3/5  rDev +2.4%

11-16-2011 06:00:41 | More by nickfl
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3/5  rDev +2.4%

12-13-2013 01:55:57 | More by XmnwildX12
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tommy5

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -6.1%

09-13-2013 11:24:49 | More by tommy5
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petermethot

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -14.7%

06-25-2013 22:28:15 | More by petermethot
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neckbracesub

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -14.7%

03-07-2012 00:18:31 | More by neckbracesub
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Resuin

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +19.5%

01-20-2014 01:19:38 | More by Resuin
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Naerhu

Japan

3.13/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pale gold color with small carbonation, copious lacing and white head. Very light raw malt aroma.
Nice long bitterness, with a rather gooey sappy, though light hoppyness. Very firm maltness, not sweetness, except for sweet flavors that play well with the bitter finish.
Carbonation done very well.
I would not out of my way to find this again, but this is a slight head about most Japanese lagers, in that its a well defined beer.

Serving type: can

11-15-2005 14:12:01 | More by Naerhu
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Gotti311

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev +2.4%

06-18-2014 12:48:59 | More by Gotti311
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HoppySeb

Washington

3/5  rDev +2.4%

06-09-2014 20:06:48 | More by HoppySeb
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endless1408

United Kingdom (England)

3.25/5  rDev +10.9%

06-01-2014 13:07:47 | More by endless1408
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donnebaby

North Carolina

3.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This is the main offering by Sapporo that is only for Hokkaido (i.e. local) distribution. It features a pretty bland can, notwithstanding the nice shout-outs to Hokkaido all over it. The mandatory English inscription is:

"Brewed with carefully selected ingredients, Sapporo Classic is an eminently drinkable flavor extravagance."

It has a bold gold color, and a malty, sweet smell. It is much heavier and richer than Sapporo's Black Label. It's a little raw, with rough hops and a little alcoholly. It's nice--but one is usually enough for me. That said, it's really not that exciting. Check out the Sapporo Reijou for a more exciting taste.

Serving type: can

02-03-2004 09:39:35 | More by donnebaby
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ChipMurray

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev +2.4%

08-23-2013 03:13:28 | More by ChipMurray
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SargeC

Japan

3.88/5  rDev +32.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clear golden brew with good carbonation. Foamy white head.

Smell: Solid malt with a clean malt presence.

Taste: Rich malt with good hop flavor. Very crisp and balanced.

Mouthfeel: Medium body. Creamy smoothness.

Drinkablity: Only in Hokkaido, the tastiest basic Sapporo brew. Good hop presence for a Japanese brew.

Serving type: can

12-30-2011 13:31:15 | More by SargeC
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olafphysics

Illinois

3/5  rDev +2.4%

02-22-2012 04:16:10 | More by olafphysics
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BeerKangaroo

Alaska

2.95/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Into a pint glass (green bottle at Thai Gardens, Freeport, they don't have pilseners there):

A: really clear gold, small white head disappeared within seconds

S: some light malts to it, slightly metallic, subdued hops

T: clean and malty, hops only come in once it warms

M: light, sessionable, light sweet aftertaste, bland finish

O: nothing special, deccent with the Asian fare

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2011 20:39:18 | More by BeerKangaroo
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pcsnyder

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +19.5%

05-10-2013 11:15:52 | More by pcsnyder
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Jim_DemonDeacon


3/5  rDev +2.4%

03-10-2012 20:48:41 | More by Jim_DemonDeacon
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MikalMick

California

2.75/5  rDev -6.1%

07-06-2012 02:48:46 | More by MikalMick
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TerryB

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +28%

03-16-2013 18:59:00 | More by TerryB
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Tpsauer

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +36.5%

11-22-2011 05:05:36 | More by Tpsauer
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electtodefer

New York

3/5  rDev +2.4%

01-14-2012 00:35:49 | More by electtodefer
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bsopko

New Jersey

2.25/5  rDev -23.2%

02-16-2013 17:54:20 | More by bsopko
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TGS

California

3/5  rDev +2.4%

02-16-2012 04:15:34 | More by TGS
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Sapporo Classic from Sapporo Breweries Ltd.
70 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.