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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

54 Ratings
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 2.49
pDev: 28.11%
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 EagleTalon
2.86/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours to a fine white head and minimal lacing. Color is pale gold. Aroma is vegetal DMS, pale malt and a hint of noble hops. Flavor is crisp and light with a nondescript grain flavor and clean finish. Mouthfeel is light and effervescent. Overall a typical light low-cal lager.

Photo of AlaskanYoung
2.5/5  rDev +0.4%

Photo of Ozzylizard
2.06/5  rDev -17.3%

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

Photo of cmgage
1.75/5  rDev -29.7%

Photo of JuicesFlowing
2.93/5  rDev +17.7%
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.

Photo of HoppySeb
2/5  rDev -19.7%

Photo of NJBeer265
2/5  rDev -19.7%

Photo of Latarnik
2.75/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of harpus
2.5/5  rDev +0.4%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.28/5  rDev +31.7%
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

Photo of HoneyLamb
3/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of rvcram9219
1.5/5  rDev -39.8%

Photo of khargro2
1.5/5  rDev -39.8%

Photo of Raziel313
3.5/5  rDev +40.6%

Photo of TheMrFarnham
2/5  rDev -19.7%

Photo of Stinkypuss
2.79/5  rDev +12%
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.

Photo of djre4orm
3/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of tbryan5
1.5/5  rDev -39.8%

Photo of metter98
2.35/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

Photo of matjack85
2.75/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of Lukass
2.5/5  rDev +0.4%

Photo of t0rin0
2.75/5  rDev +10.4%

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3/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of Fatehunter
2.03/5  rDev -18.5%
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.

Photo of ThomasAWilson2
1.5/5  rDev -39.8%

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Sapporo Light Beer from Sapporo Breweries Ltd.
64 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.