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Sapporo Light Beer - Sapporo Breweries Ltd.

Not Rated.
Sapporo Light BeerSapporo Light Beer

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BA SCORE
64
poor

50 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
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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Amalak

New York

1.27/5  rDev -49.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

I had a bottle of this just for the sake of rating a new beer. I wish I never did. While Sapporo is a decent enough beer, the Light version has gone horribly wrong. It's just terrible, barely drinkable.

Very, very light beer with no taste other than skunk.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2009 00:48:07 | More by Amalak
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

1.3/5  rDev -48%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Pours a white, four finger-head that vanishes almost instantly leaving no lace. Clear, golden amber. Very light carbonation and very light bodied. Nose is faintly skunky. Starts skunky, not much taste hops and malts don't seem to be here, watery, boring finish. There are far better lights - SA light is one. $1.19 for a 12oz bottle from Northend Superette Manchester, NH.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2005 22:38:01 | More by jdhilt
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tbryan5

Louisiana

1.5/5  rDev -40%

03-22-2013 03:18:02 | More by tbryan5
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khargro2

Georgia

1.5/5  rDev -40%

12-04-2013 01:45:34 | More by khargro2
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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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homebrew311

Illinois

1.6/5  rDev -36%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

A: hazy pale yellow, color of white head, no retention, some lacing

S: the nose is incredibly muted and faint, some notes of stale grain and corn, that's about it

T: carbonated water with a grainy finish, minimal flavor

Mf: paper thin body, fizzy carbonation

O: nothing exciting, very boring and flavorless

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2011 18:27:05 | More by homebrew311
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ATLbeerDog

Georgia

1.63/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

From a 12oz brown bottle - Pours a clear light pale yellow. Not pretty too all. Smells almost odorless. Below average carbonation. First sip is almost flavorless with just a tad of hops and malts ...almost water like. I can not imagine consuming this product.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2008 23:31:42 | More by ATLbeerDog
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cmgage

California

1.75/5  rDev -30%

07-01-2014 23:28:43 | More by cmgage
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aval89

California

1.98/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured a very light golden straw color.. With a one finger head..

Smell: a bit skunky at first whiff.. Kind of sweet with a strange spicy/tangy smell.. Honestly a little like urine..

Taste: very very light.. Sweet.. Not much flavor.. Maybe some grain? Cooked veggies? Finishes a bit skunky with a strange aftertaste..

Mf is very light.. Light bodied

Easy to drink but not the best tasting...

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2010 09:55:18 | More by aval89
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HoppySeb

Washington

2/5  rDev -20%

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

Oklahoma

2/5  rDev -20%

07-15-2013 18:18:51 | More by TheMrFarnham
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NJBeer265

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -20%

06-02-2014 20:57:33 | More by NJBeer265
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ThomasAWilson2

Virginia

2/5  rDev -20%

10-27-2012 14:21:59 | More by ThomasAWilson2
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rah1734bones


2/5  rDev -20%

03-20-2012 18:27:29 | More by rah1734bones
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KyleBatten


2/5  rDev -20%

03-16-2012 06:33:25 | More by KyleBatten
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Swiatek6

Illinois

2/5  rDev -20%

12-14-2011 22:55:21 | More by Swiatek6
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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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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

2.05/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This review is part of Macro Smackdown XIX. It's hard to say what most BAs think about this particular beer since so few have reviewed it. I liked Labatt Blue slightly better than Sapporo Premium, but I have a feeling that won't mean much when it comes to their light counterparts. There's only one way to find out.

Pale amber with a few streams of bubbles. This beer isn't as yellow as LBL, but I don't really have a preference in terms of the two colors. This cap is (slightly) dingy white and isn't as attractive. Less lace forms as well. A clear win for the Canuckian lager.

Sapporo Light doesn't smell like much of anything at all. Even though it's lower in calories (96 to 103) and carbohydrates (4.5 g to 6.3 g), it shouldn't be this aroma deficient. Since I can't describe what I can't smell, let's move on.

There's a little more flavor with this beer, but that doesn't necessarily make it better flavor. SL is different from the typical North American light lager in that it's more (ale-like?) fruity and less grain-like. It's also dry and semi-crisp with a short finish. Although these two taste radically different, neither one grabs the brass ring of deliciousness or drinkability.

I'm not thrilled with mouthfeel on either beer, but then I rarely am when it comes to light lagers. The slight edge goes to LBL for its superior carbonation.

Sapporo Light ends up the loser of Macro Smackdown XIX because it has a lesser quality head, no nose and a drab mouthfeel. I don't care for the flavor, but then Labatt Blue Light didn't exactly rock the house in that department either. There's really no reason to buy this over any of the more common, less expensive light lagers. Not that there's an acceptable reason to buy those either.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2007 13:14:04 | More by BuckeyeNation
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JerseyPaul

New Jersey

2.25/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Appearance: Clear, watered down, pale yellow; very little carbonation; white head dissipates quickly, leaving little lacing

Smell: Slight sweetness, possible honey; some metallic notes; not much going on here

Taste: Like the aroma, not much going on here; very light sweetness; watered down

Mouthfeel: Light, along the watered down lines; decent carbonation; crisp

Drinkability: Low ABV allows for a lot of these to be drank in one sitting. Me, I'll pass.

Overall, Sapporo Light could be switched with any of the mass produced, light American beers and I wouldn't be able to tell the difference. There's really not much going on here with the smell or the taste. My one word description: bland.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2010 20:19:56 | More by JerseyPaul
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GFD400

New York

2.25/5  rDev -10%

09-02-2012 21:58:30 | More by GFD400
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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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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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brianplatt

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev 0%

08-20-2012 12:50:07 | More by brianplatt
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kjkinsey

Texas

2.5/5  rDev 0%

12-19-2011 21:15:28 | More by kjkinsey
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harpus

Alabama

2.5/5  rDev 0%

04-08-2014 16:06:06 | More by harpus
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Sapporo Light Beer from Sapporo Breweries Ltd.
64 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.