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Yebisu Creamy Top Stout - Sapporo Breweries Ltd.

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BA SCORE
80
good

21 Ratings
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Ratings: 21
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 11.24%
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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Photo of shigg85
4.08/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of JohnQVD
4/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of rdespain
4/5  rDev +18.3%

It's a good and faithful representation of an Irish dry stout.

Photo of mhkirin
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of warpedrevolution
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of pin
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of weerezboy
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of mpenske
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of hunteraw
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of dubmax
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of od_sf
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Raven3464
3.43/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of jeranbrews
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of sparkplug
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of soju6
3.13/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of OsakaRedbeard
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of GarthT
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Norseman
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of SargeC
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of mrjez
2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

Photo of Pretendbeard
2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

Yebisu Creamy Top Stout from Sapporo Breweries Ltd.
80 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.