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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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Photo of AlaskanYoung
2.5/5  rDev +0.8%

AlaskanYoung, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of Ozzylizard
2.06/5  rDev -16.9%

Undated bottle at 35 degrees into standard pint glass
Aroma of some nasty sulfur compounds (Skunked)
Head small (2 cm), white, fizzy, quickly diminishing to a 1 mm partial layer
Lacing – none
Body light yellow, clear, rising bubbles
Flavor very odd – pretty heavy on dimethylsulfide and sweet, leaving a taste of organic acids behind (think 5 or 6 carbon chains); no hops, no malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate light, watery, lively carbonation

A very nasty example of a low alcohol beer. The palate and appearance are not too bad but the rest is just unpleasant. I would drain pour the rest of this but I’m too cheap (and apparently a masochist as well).
Aroma 2, Appearance 2.5, Flavor 1, Palate 2.75. Overall 2.06

Ozzylizard, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of cmgage
1.75/5  rDev -29.4%

cmgage, Jul 02, 2014
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 HoppySeb
2/5  rDev -19.4%

HoppySeb, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of NJBeer265
2/5  rDev -19.4%

NJBeer265, Jun 02, 2014
Photo of Latarnik
2.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Latarnik, May 25, 2014
Photo of harpus
2.5/5  rDev +0.8%

harpus, Apr 08, 2014
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 HoneyLamb
3/5  rDev +21%

HoneyLamb, Dec 11, 2013
Photo of rvcram9219
1.5/5  rDev -39.5%

rvcram9219, Dec 07, 2013
Photo of khargro2
1.5/5  rDev -39.5%

khargro2, Dec 04, 2013
Photo of Raziel313
3.5/5  rDev +41.1%

Raziel313, Sep 09, 2013
Photo of TheMrFarnham
2/5  rDev -19.4%

TheMrFarnham, Jul 15, 2013
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
Photo of djre4orm
3/5  rDev +21%

djre4orm, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of tbryan5
1.5/5  rDev -39.5%

tbryan5, Mar 22, 2013
Photo of metter98
2.35/5  rDev -5.2%
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.

metter98, Feb 23, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev +10.9%

matjack85, Jan 29, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev +0.8%

Lukass, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of t0rin0
2.75/5  rDev +10.9%

t0rin0, Jan 01, 2013
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3/5  rDev +21%

JacketIPA, Dec 16, 2012
Photo of Fatehunter
2.03/5  rDev -18.1%
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.

Fatehunter, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of ThomasAWilson2
1.5/5  rDev -39.5%

ThomasAWilson2, Oct 27, 2012
Photo of freditoj
2.4/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

freditoj, Sep 29, 2012
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Sapporo Light Beer from Sapporo Breweries Ltd.
63 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.