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Sapporo Classic - Sapporo Breweries Ltd.

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Sapporo ClassicSapporo Classic

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65 Ratings
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 2.98
pDev: 21.48%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 02-03-2004

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Ratings: 65 | Reviews: 10
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2/5  rDev -32.9%

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2/5  rDev -32.9%
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.

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3/5  rDev +0.7%

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3/5  rDev +0.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -16.1%

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3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +17.4%

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3/5  rDev +0.7%

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3/5  rDev +0.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -16.1%

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3.13/5  rDev +5%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev +17.4%

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3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

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3/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of donnebaby
3.05/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

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3/5  rDev +0.7%

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3.85/5  rDev +29.2%
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.

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2.94/5  rDev -1.3%
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

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3/5  rDev +0.7%

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3/5  rDev +0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +25.8%

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Sapporo Classic from Sapporo Breweries Ltd.
71 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.