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Sapporo Reserve - Sapporo Breweries Ltd.

Sapporo ReserveSapporo Reserve

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BA SCORE
75
okay

274 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 274
Reviews: 167
rAvg: 3.23
pDev: 16.72%


Brewed by:
Sapporo Breweries Ltd. visit their website
Japan

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-24-2001)
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Reviews by xymyl:
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xymyl

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lightly hazy golden/orange color with a white head that settles quickly.

Very malty aroma with both hints of caramel and grasses, a honey sweet straw smell is also quite forward lavender also shows up, there is a bit of alcohol in the background as well as some other flavors but this will be a rare time that I won't let it warm enough to catch everything. Really, it's not that kind of beer.

Good clean start on the flavors, starts dry then builds a hay and honey sweetness that remains for a while to be slowly pushed aside by an herbal hop note that dries out just a bit.

Overall: Medium bodied, plenty going on for the style, but not too busy. Very well balanced. Could get more out of this but won't try, just going to enjoy it for what it is.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2007 01:31:05 | More by xymyl
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poured into my Blue Moon pilsner glass and immediately got 9 inches of head. I mean foam. waited. then poured some more. I can smell corn. frothy head. not special in any regard. why do I do this to myself? I have a cellar full of really good stuff and yet I buy this turd, and others.... it said "all malt" so I was intrigued.... it 'piqued' my curiosity... wish it were only 12 oz instead of this.... holy crap this can is 22oz!!!
first drink is bland, bitter, sweet, corn-y. immediately tells my brain to order pizza. now I know why- bland bread carbs to wipe out nasty taste... but hey! everyone gave them a 75 in the ratings! that's better than the other swill I have left. I ought to just switch over to whiskey now while i'm still in a good mood...

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Sapporo Reserve from Sapporo Breweries Ltd.
75 out of 100 based on 274 ratings.