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Sapporo Light Beer - Sapporo Breweries Ltd.

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Sapporo Light BeerSapporo Light Beer

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BA SCORE
64
poor

50 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 2.5
pDev: 28.4%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sapporo Breweries Ltd. visit their website
Japan

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  3.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jdhilt on 07-28-2005)
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chinchill

South Carolina

2.55/5  rDev +2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle of "Premium Light Beer" (from slightly different front label than that shown on BA).

Pours a light golden color; crystal clear with visible carbonation and a smallish, short-lived white head.

T: Cannot verify this, but tasting left the immediate impression that this beer was made with rice. The flavor, as expected in light and subtle, but overall pleasant. Rather than hops, or perhaps due to the hops, a light skunkiness comes thru in the finish, which is the weak point of this weak beer.

M: light and somewhat watery; good level of carbonation.

O: a subtlety flavored light beer made with rice and/or corn; that being said, not too bad.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2012 23:42:09 | More by chinchill
More User Reviews:
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cmgage

California

1.75/5  rDev -30%

07-01-2014 23:28:43 | More by cmgage
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JuicesFlowing

Kansas

2.93/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

Look: Light golden body. Fizzy white head with no retention or lacing.

Aroma: Slightly metallic, sour adjuncts.

Taste: Sweetness up front, light and grainy.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and carbonated.

Overall: The taste and mouthfeel make up for the lackluster aroma and look. This is a very clean, refreshing beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2014 11:25:58 | More by JuicesFlowing
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HoppySeb

Washington

2/5  rDev -20%

06-09-2014 20:07:02 | More by HoppySeb
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NJBeer265

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -20%

06-02-2014 20:57:33 | More by NJBeer265
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Latarnik

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev +10%

05-25-2014 00:32:27 | More by Latarnik
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harpus

Alabama

2.5/5  rDev 0%

04-08-2014 16:06:06 | More by harpus
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

3.28/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Sapporo Light has a thin, white head, a somewhat hazy, bubbly straw appearance, and a bit of spider web lacing left behind. The aroma is quite rich and pungent, with sweet, biscuit malt and grass. The flavor, however, is watered down. One will detect a slight hop bitterness and a touch of grain husk. Mouthfeel is not as light a usual, and one will experience a pleasant body, here. Sapporo Light finishes mostly dry, crisp, and refreshing. Yes, it is a rather dull, light beer, but in the style, it is much better than usual.

RJT

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2014 22:39:09 | More by RonaldTheriot
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HoneyLamb

Michigan

3/5  rDev +20%

12-11-2013 11:32:12 | More by HoneyLamb
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rvcram9219

New York

1.5/5  rDev -40%

12-07-2013 03:17:11 | More by rvcram9219
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khargro2

Georgia

1.5/5  rDev -40%

12-04-2013 01:45:34 | More by khargro2
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Raziel313

California

3.5/5  rDev +40%

09-09-2013 04:10:18 | More by Raziel313
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TheMrFarnham

Oklahoma

2/5  rDev -20%

07-15-2013 18:18:51 | More by TheMrFarnham
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

2.79/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Sapporo Premium Light

LOOK: Perfectly clear light yellow. Soapy white fizzy head dies on impact. Active carbonation rises briskly to the top. Looks like a light lager.

SMELL: Cereal grains, very light malts and sweet rice.

TASTE: Creamed corn, malts, sweet rice. Snap of lemony citrus from the hop additions. Bitterness is medium, which is well stated for the style. Mild metallic taste. A primordial soup of cereal grains muddles what could have been a clean finish.

FEEL: Light bodied, well carbonated lager beer. Would be a crisp finish, but leaves a chalky feel that is abnormal for the style.

OVERALL: Average at best. Trying every beer possible has its downfalls. If yours not eating sushi while you're having this beer, you're doing something wrong.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2013 23:24:00 | More by Stinkypuss
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djre4orm

Virginia

3/5  rDev +20%

06-13-2013 19:06:22 | More by djre4orm
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tbryan5

Louisiana

1.5/5  rDev -40%

03-22-2013 03:18:02 | More by tbryan5
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metter98

New York

2.35/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A: The beer is crystal clear light yellow in color and has a moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface and some bits of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: There are very light aromas of adjunct malts in the nose—rice seems to stand out in particular.
T: Much like the smell, the taste is nearly dominated by light flavors of rice and has a slight amount of bitterness from the hops.
M: It feels light-bodied and a little watery on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The taste of this beer is rather bland, and reminds me of eating a bowl of plain white rice.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2013 02:36:09 | More by metter98
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matjack85

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev +10%

01-29-2013 14:09:28 | More by matjack85
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Lukass

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev 0%

01-06-2013 14:15:35 | More by Lukass
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t0rin0

California

2.75/5  rDev +10%

01-01-2013 04:21:22 | More by t0rin0
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JacketIPA

Georgia

3/5  rDev +20%

12-16-2012 17:49:18 | More by JacketIPA
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Fatehunter

Oregon

2.03/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Thin head on top of a clear, lightest straw colored body. It's almost colorless.
Strong metallic smell with a hint of honey.
Taste is watery, a little metallic, mild bitterness and sweet end. Faint taste overall.
Light body, moderate carbonation.
Nothing special or interesting. Another light lager without flavor.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2012 22:57:56 | More by Fatehunter
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ThomasAWilson2

Virginia

2/5  rDev -20%

10-27-2012 14:21:59 | More by ThomasAWilson2
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freditoj

Alabama

2.4/5  rDev -4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle served on a chilled glass. The appearance of the beer was just as any other light lager, it had a small half finger head that remained for a while. The aroma was delicate. The taste was very refreshing and went well with the japanese dinner I was having. It left a very nice aftertaste in my mouth after every sip. Overall this is a good take on a Lager by the Japanese, I would recommend it but give the choice I would drink the regular Lager.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2012 20:12:22 | More by freditoj
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mttdls

New York

3/5  rDev +20%

09-20-2012 01:01:46 | More by mttdls
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Sapporo Light Beer from Sapporo Breweries Ltd.
64 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.