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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
THE BROS
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 24
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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AlaskanYoung

Arkansas

2.5/5  rDev +0.4%

08-18-2014 03:38:37 | More by AlaskanYoung
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Ozzylizard

Pennsylvania

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

08-17-2014 00:35:14 | More by Ozzylizard
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cmgage

California

1.75/5  rDev -29.7%

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

Kansas

2.93/5  rDev +17.7%

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.

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

Washington

2/5  rDev -19.7%

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

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -19.7%

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

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev +10.4%

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

Alabama

2.5/5  rDev +0.4%

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

Louisiana

3.28/5  rDev +31.7%

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

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

Michigan

3/5  rDev +20.5%

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

New York

1.5/5  rDev -39.8%

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

Kentucky

1.5/5  rDev -39.8%

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

California

3.5/5  rDev +40.6%

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

Oklahoma

2/5  rDev -19.7%

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

Pennsylvania

2.79/5  rDev +12%

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.

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

Virginia

3/5  rDev +20.5%

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

Louisiana

1.5/5  rDev -39.8%

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

New York

2.35/5  rDev -5.6%

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.

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

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev +10.4%

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

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev +0.4%

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

California

2.75/5  rDev +10.4%

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

Georgia

3/5  rDev +20.5%

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

Oregon

2.03/5  rDev -18.5%

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.

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

Virginia

2/5  rDev -19.7%

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

Alabama

2.4/5  rDev -3.6%

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.

09-29-2012 20:12:22 | More by freditoj
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Sapporo Light Beer from Sapporo Breweries Ltd.
63 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.