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Sapporo Classic - Sapporo Breweries Ltd.

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Sapporo ClassicSapporo Classic

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63 Ratings
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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 2.95
pDev: 21.02%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sapporo Breweries Ltd. visit their website

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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2/5  rDev -32.2%

12-29-2011 18:48:58 | More by Texasfan549
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Newfoundland (Canada)

3/5  rDev +1.7%

12-16-2011 20:06:27 | More by ahugenerd
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +35.6%

11-22-2011 05:05:36 | More by Tpsauer
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3/5  rDev +1.7%

11-16-2011 06:00:41 | More by nickfl
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3/5  rDev +1.7%

11-15-2011 19:43:59 | More by bwcamp17
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2.95/5  rDev 0%

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

11-08-2011 20:39:18 | More by BeerKangaroo
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2/5  rDev -32.2%

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.

03-30-2011 23:24:24 | More by Knapp85
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3.78/5  rDev +28.1%

Overall, good. Had this while saki bombing, and for the situation it is a great beer. Something to have some fun with. Not bitter as i remember, and not really a beer to sip on. More of a beer for downing to get woosted. I was also a little surprised, i had lower expectations from a Japanese import.

08-11-2010 22:48:16 | More by VietPong
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3.48/5  rDev +18%

A - Really clear gold, no head when the beer was set in front of me.

S - Mostly just a little malt nose, metallic.

T - It came across alot cleaner than the smell indicated, pretty malty.

M - Smooth, well carbonated, good session beer.

D - Pretty drinkable, there's nothing really outstanding it, but nothing that's gonna keep you away from it either.

07-01-2009 02:21:13 | More by yaegerje
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New York

4.35/5  rDev +47.5%

Despite what evryone hold against the Japanese for making beers. This one has the ticket.
A: like any lager beer...golden amber with little carbonation
S: like a heineken, with a skunky aroma
T: Robust and skunky...awesome...love it rich skunk taste...better than a Heiny..uless its wearing a Kimono
M: smooth and silky
D: an easy 12er with 6 bottles of warm sake to wash down some great Kotobuki sushi
I love it and look forward to it on every Sushi Occasion

04-09-2008 00:56:25 | More by Rsobotka
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3.13/5  rDev +6.1%

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.

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

3.13/5  rDev +6.1%

This was one of my souvenirs from my wife and daughter's recent trip to Japan. They thought this would be a good one to bring back for me to try with its limited distribution.

Poured this beer into my original Hoffbrau glass and admired the deep golden color and white creamy head, which was turned to a lace around the glass in not too long.

A balance of hops and malt in the aroma (I am not sure I am familiar enough with rice to pick that up in the aroma?) ...some harshness in the taste, but generally a decent albeit nondescript beer. I would have no trouble with a couple of pints of this.

It certainly went well with the tacos that I had...so a Japanese beer in a German glass with Mexican food. My international night.

05-27-2005 14:29:07 | More by ncbrewerbun
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North Carolina

3.05/5  rDev +3.4%

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.

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