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Yebisu Creamy Top Stout - Sapporo Breweries Ltd.

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79
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18 Ratings
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Ratings: 18
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sapporo Breweries Ltd. visit their website
Japan

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Translated from the beer's web page:

-- uses Yesbisu yeast, bottom-fermented dark beer, long aged
-- 100% malt, aroma hops grown in partnership from Bavaria
-- alcohol 5%
-- gas pressure approx 1/2 that of normal beer

(Beer added by: jeranbrews on 02-18-2010)
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Ratings: 18 | Reviews: 4 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by SargeC:
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SargeC

Japan

3/5  rDev -11%

12-30-2011 10:55:44 | More by SargeC
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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

05-12-2012 23:26:48 | More by mhkirin
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JohnQVD

New York

4/5  rDev +18.7%

06-03-2012 16:30:45 | More by JohnQVD
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Raven3464

Japan

3.43/5  rDev +1.8%

Appearance: It pours a beautiful pitch-black body with a brown three finger-head. Overall, it looks like a standard stout.

Smell: All of the aromas are a bit subdued but roasted malts are noticeable right away followed by hints of coffee and caramel.

Taste: The taste follows the nose. Roasted malts are followed quickly by a hint of coffee. It lacks the complexity of many micro stouts but it still does enough to represent the style.

Mouth feel: A little watery but perhaps a bit fuller bodied than a standard Guinness (the beer it seems to be imitating).

Overall: It really does seem like Sapporo was trying their best to imitate Guinness. It is a good beer but, just like a standard Guinness stout, chocolate notes and other flavors associated with better representatives of the style are not apparent. I do think the body may be slightly fuller than other macro stouts on the market. Overall, it is a good brew I would have again but, nothing spectacular and not quite as good as a Guinness Extra Stout.

09-17-2012 11:42:10 | More by Raven3464
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Washington

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soju6

Missouri

3.13/5  rDev -7.1%

Nitro-tap at the Yebisu Museum Brewery.

A: Served a black color with a tan head that fades slowly to some lacing.

S: Mild aroma of roasted malt with some chocolate and coffee.

T: taste follows the aroma with roasted malt, with some chocolate and coffee. Mild bitterness and a dry finish.

F: Fairly medium body, smooth and very creamy. nice balance.

O: Decent beer, not a bad take on an Irish stout. Could be a bit more robust.

06-25-2012 21:38:58 | More by soju6
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Japan

2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

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Washington

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

03-06-2013 21:49:45 | More by weerezboy
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jeranbrews

Oklahoma

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

This is Sapporo's attempt to cut into some of the popularity of Guinness in the local market as well as cater to Japanese brand patriotism.

A - This has a typical fine-bubble nitro head the beer itself is a very clear mahogany brown-red with some continued carbonation and for a stout it lets a lot of light through.

S - Smells were pretty tame. More foam than barley hop or yeast. Not bad but not inspiring.

T - Some roasted barely notes. A few light hop tastes. Some straw bitterness. All in all drinkable but not distinctive.

M - Well for a beer that calls itself creamy this one was pretty watery. Not a surprise for a highly filtered macro stout.

D - This is an easy to drink beer. It was carefully designed to not offend anyone. Somewhat smooth and somewhat tasty but overall another Guinness clone.

02-18-2010 03:28:16 | More by jeranbrews
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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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China

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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OsakaRedbeard

Japan

3/5  rDev -11%

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shigg85

Japan

4.08/5  rDev +21.1%

Had this on tap at the Sapporo Museum in Ebisu, Tokyo. Poured into a wide-mouth half-pint glass. Roasted malts and walnut flavor. Mouthfeel almost crackling and everlasting. Amazing feel and cool roasted aftertaste. Sedimentary lacing like a cliffside. Beautiful wavy cream top just as they promote. Laces and keeps better than a Guinness or a Murphey's. Overall, a wonderful Irish stout that competes with the best.

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Illinois

3/5  rDev -11%

04-18-2013 01:03:38 | More by Norseman
Yebisu Creamy Top Stout from Sapporo Breweries Ltd.
79 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.