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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
63
poor

52 Ratings
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 2.48
pDev: 28.63%
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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5/5  rDev +101.6%

TimRasmussen, Jun 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +61.3%

soonerlight, Jan 08, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +51.2%

GMB, Sep 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +41.1%

Raziel313, Sep 09, 2013
Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.28/5  rDev +32.3%
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

RonaldTheriot, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of WoodBrew
3.25/5  rDev +31%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had the Saporro Light at the J'Town Japanese steakhouse. The beer poured a very clear golden color with good carbonation that forms some head. Both which dissapates during the drink. The smell and taste are grain, barley, and enought balance from teh hps to make this beer drinkable. The mouthfeel is very easy drinking and it is definitely a session beer. Overall it is a typical american adjunct style beer.

WoodBrew, Oct 14, 2011
Photo of Pegasus
3.15/5  rDev +27%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Medium golden in color with excellent clarity, a large, persistent white head, scattered patchy lace, and slight carbonation.

Aroma: Tart grainy malt aroma with slight herbal hops.

Taste: Opens with a slightly tart malt note, which carries late into the taste, where a mild metallic bitterness appears. The finish is clean and dry.

Mouth feel: Soft on the palate, thin, but not excessively so for the style.

Drinkability/notes: Quite competently made, but utterly undistinguished, a thirst-quenching beer, but little more.

Presentation: Packaged in a short brown glass bottle with custom embossing and a pop off crown, served in a standard pint tap glass.

Pegasus, Oct 30, 2005
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3/5  rDev +21%

HoneyLamb, Dec 11, 2013
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3/5  rDev +21%

JacketIPA, Dec 16, 2012
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3/5  rDev +21%

mttdls, Sep 20, 2012
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3/5  rDev +21%

djre4orm, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of JuicesFlowing
2.93/5  rDev +18.1%
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.

JuicesFlowing, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.9/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a clear, yellow body with steady streams of bubbles and a thin, white head.

Smell: Faint, light pale malt aroma with a hint of cereal sweetness to it.

Taste: Light pale malts, lightly sweet. A touch of cleansing bitterness. Then gone. And that's all she wrote!

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: There's not much there, obviously, but what is there isn't altogether terrible. I'll go bland and inoffensive over icky and sickening any damn day of the week.

ChainGangGuy, Oct 20, 2008
Photo of NeroFiddled
2.85/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

There's a distinct apple-like fruitiness to the flavor of Sapporo Light sold in the US. It's contract brewed in Guelph, Ontario, Canada; probably by Sleeman's, which might explain that.

It pours a crystal-clear straw-gold body beneath an intitally full head of creamy bright-white foam. The head drops almost immediately to a thin collar, however, and it leaves no lace about the glass.

There's a touch of apple in the nose, but mainly it's sweetish adjunct-malt. Some alcohol adds to that but doesn't really stand out.

As might be expected, the body is light; and it's initially crisp in the mouth before it warms.

The flavor offers little more than the basic adjunct-laden malt, yeasty apple-like flavor, and alcohol found in the nose. Apart from that there's a sublime smear of non-descript hops in the background, and a balancing bitterness.

It's basic, to say the least, but at least it's very clean, and unoffensive in anyway. For 96 calories, on the other hand, I think I'd just pass it by - there's not enough flavor there to warrant drinking it.

NeroFiddled, Apr 30, 2006
Photo of Drew966
2.85/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sapporo Light Beer pours a light golden yellow color with a white head from a brown twelve ounce bottle. There is almost no aroma, what little aroma is present is not offensive. The flavor is the same as the aroma, but I'm having a hard time describing it. Perhaps it's a bit of malt graininess. Okay for what it is, not a bad choice if you want a light lager.

Drew966, Jul 03, 2007
Photo of Stinkypuss
2.79/5  rDev +12.5%
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.

Stinkypuss, Jun 21, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev +10.9%

matjack85, Jan 29, 2013
Photo of DoubleJ
2.75/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

My review of Sapporo Light. Written by DoubleJ. On to the beer:

The most impressive part of the appearance was the head on the pour. Big foamy head on top with solid retention. The beer's color was pale yellow. The aroma was light, but still smelled like beer without anything bad. Pale malt was dominant. The taste is fine....for what it is, but then again I was drinking this while eating a chicken rice bowl. Plain would describe the flavor. Slight husk and neutral rice, quite clean. Good crispness in the body. Faint seltezer taste towards the end of the journey.

A decent, light tasting beer to clean up food, but I'll leave it at that.

DoubleJ, Dec 03, 2008
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2.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Latarnik, May 25, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev +10.9%

t0rin0, Jan 01, 2013
Photo of Hibernator
2.7/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Sapporo Light Beer
12 oz brown bottle
Served in a 16 oz pilsner glass

Pours a light golden yellow color. Mini head at first, but quickly becomes a beer with no top lace or head. Small carbonation bubbles race to the top.

The nose is rather boring. Faint whiffs of honey sweetness and grains.

Watery, bland flavor and taste. Grainy sweetness and fresh Brita water blend together. Lacks any form of complexity, but it's a very drinkable, thirst quenching beverage.

Hibernator, Jan 20, 2006
Photo of Onslow
2.58/5  rDev +4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Had with Saucebox at Tokyo Bowl (alaska,rockN,houston,___) ...Pours a standard yellow with a lower than average head... smell is of faint hops and grain ... taste is surprisingly full for a light, has some grain tastes but nice actually... One of the nicer light beers out there...

Onslow, Mar 19, 2008
Photo of chinchill
2.55/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

chinchill, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of womencantsail
2.55/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: The beer pours a clear, pale straw color with a finger of white head.

S: Definitely heavy on the rice. Very light nose with a strong adjunct aroma and very little malt to it. Not much hops to it, perhaps a little bit of grass and some light skunk. Almost all rice.

T: Slightly tangy, strangely. Lots of rice, in fact, that's pretty much what it tastes like. A hint of white grape, grass, and a light vegetal character. Not terribly good (shockingly).

M: Very light in body with a medium level of carbonation.

O: Regular Sapporo is definitely preferable to this. But, it does it's job as a light lager.

womencantsail, Aug 06, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev +0.8%

brianplatt, Aug 20, 2012
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Sapporo Light Beer from Sapporo Breweries Ltd.
63 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.