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Sapporo Reserve - Sapporo Breweries Ltd.

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Sapporo ReserveSapporo Reserve

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298 Ratings

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Ratings: 298
Reviews: 168
rAvg: 3.23
pDev: 17.03%
Wants: 10
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sapporo Breweries Ltd. visit their website

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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5/5  rDev +54.8%

07-19-2014 04:28:51 | More by Cinthia
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5/5  rDev +54.8%

03-15-2014 02:09:26 | More by RockinRich
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5/5  rDev +54.8%

06-01-2012 20:08:03 | More by TimRasmussen
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4.5/5  rDev +39.3%

03-20-2012 21:46:30 | More by creez
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4.38/5  rDev +35.6%

Sapporo Reserve has a thick, soapy, slightly off-white head, and a clear, yellow-golden appearance, with lots of streaming bubbles and pretty thick lacing. The aroma is standard lager- barley and water. Taste is sweet, bread, lightly-roasted barley, and a bit of hops for rounding purposes. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Sapporo Reserve finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, mild, and easy drinking. This is a lager the way it’s supposed to be, and it’s delicious.


01-14-2012 15:41:43 | More by RonaldTheriot
Photo of mrcarterxxl

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +31.6%

Sapporo Reserve

P/A= pours a cloudy gold color with a massive 3 finger white head

S= smells of malt,honey,hops.

T= tastes like a cross of a lager,pilsner,and a american ale.
malty in taste and good hops on the back.

MF=full mouth feel with very fine bubbles that are hard to notice

great beer to have at a bar-b-q, this would go great with a stake and grilled/smoked meats. i will buy this one again.


01-06-2010 15:58:00 | More by mrcarterxxl
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4.25/5  rDev +31.6%

05-07-2014 23:16:24 | More by Twpsyn
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Rhode Island

4.18/5  rDev +29.4%

Great beer. Beautiful golden color. This goes very well with spicy food. It does have a bit of the can taste in it, but oddly enough, it compliments it. Very refreshing. The best of the Sapporo beers.

04-30-2002 16:48:11 | More by Jdiddy
Photo of DrJay


4.1/5  rDev +26.9%

22 oz can. Imported from Guelph, Canada.
Crystal clear, gold colour with a thin layer of fine white bubbles. Lacing was sticky and spotty, decent head retention. Soft malt aroma, a bit of hop spice, delicate fruity esters. Low bitterness, nice malty backbone, with lingering hops (floral and spicy). Medium bodied, off dry, moderate and slightly crisp carbonation. This is pretty solid and quite drinkable. I'm actually impressed with the recent Sapporo beers that I've had. Maybe I'm getting them fresher now - I guess Guelph isn't too far away.

06-08-2010 00:30:53 | More by DrJay
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4.08/5  rDev +26.3%

650mL can bought after a BevMo tasting a few weeks back
A- Pours a clear golden straw hue with small white head that is mostly diminishing, very little in terms of lacing
S- Fairly clean and simple nose of non-descript grain malts and a touch of hop sweetness
T- Refreshing and clean taste dominate by very slightly sweetened malts, some floral and herbal tones in the background as well as earthy flavors, finish is dry and quickly dissipates
M- Light-bodied, watery texture, adequate carbonation
D- If I could give this beer extra credit, it would be for drinkability, this is clean and refreshing with a nice full, simple malt flavor, I would place this at the top of my session beer list and think this is a great choice for a summer beach beer (especially in the can), I will definitely pick this up again when I want a night of quantity without skimping too much on quality (PS- Drink Responsibly!)

09-16-2007 02:11:37 | More by Stoneman78
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4/5  rDev +23.8%

12-11-2011 11:57:57 | More by valkyre65
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4/5  rDev +23.8%

01-05-2013 06:51:25 | More by Auraan
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4/5  rDev +23.8%

03-02-2014 02:52:16 | More by javlin624
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4/5  rDev +23.8%

Pours a golden straw color with a steady head and blotchy lacing. Smells clean, crackery, and a touch of cooked vegetable. A good bit of spicy hop is there too. Has good flavors of pale malt and honey. There's a touch of apple fruitiness. Finishes rather dry and biter with a spicy hop flavor (saaz?). Mouthfeel is a little fulsome and has delicate carbonation. Impressive.

09-03-2007 22:07:04 | More by goochpunch
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4/5  rDev +23.8%

08-23-2012 05:54:24 | More by jsonL
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New York

4/5  rDev +23.8%

07-12-2014 03:38:43 | More by Donner287
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4/5  rDev +23.8%

12-16-2012 15:26:49 | More by mrmitsui29
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4/5  rDev +23.8%

11-18-2011 18:03:31 | More by Puterguru
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Puerto Rico

4/5  rDev +23.8%

09-03-2013 00:05:00 | More by rx-beer
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4/5  rDev +23.8%

Appearance: pours a thin head that recedes quickly. Lots of streaming carbonation and bubbles clinging to the sides of the glass. Color is a deep golden. Mild lacing.
Aroma: rich aroma of toasted malt, a bit of grassiness and some hop spice. Very pleasant aroma. Mouthfeel: slightly heavier than most lagers, has a fullness in the mouth feel, almost some wine like characteristics. Finish is dry.
Flavor: nice combination that mirrors the aroma. Toasted white bread, some grassy flavors, and some mild lingering hop bitterness.

04-27-2014 18:02:30 | More by Foyle
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3.95/5  rDev +22.3%

great beer enjoyed 4th of july after breakfast and before the pool. beautiful can that i could see being enjoyed by the pool or bbq.

pours very pretty gold, big fluffy white head, my convenience store coffee cup really retains the head well. nice aroma bready malts, taste follows, big smooth all malt brew. nicely balanced, slightly bitter hoppy bite. finishes crisp, clean and very refreshing.

this is the beer i reach for when i want a regular beer. perfect size, $3 for 22 oz, and doesnt overwhelm the senses. just a great regular beer. first class.

07-04-2012 20:06:35 | More by B33R501
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New York

3.9/5  rDev +20.7%

Presentation: It was poured from a tall 22oz can into a mug. The can offers a very brief description but no freshness date or abv.

Appearance: The pour produces a tall white head over a deep golden body with excellent clarity. The head slowly fades and just keeps a small cap tight foam till the last sip. It also makes some cool lace pattern on the glass.

Smell: It has a raw grain with a straw and light floral like hop bouquet. Overall it's light, simple and very clean.

Taste: The flavor profile has the same clean grain and straw/floral hop mix with a dry biscuity finish. Its light to body is refreshing and well carbonated.

Notes: It's a good clean lager and an uplifting palate cleanser opposite my pineapple fried rice.

03-04-2011 00:26:19 | More by generallee
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3.9/5  rDev +20.7%

Sapporo Reserve pours a deep gold body beneath a full head of creamy bright white froth that holds well and leaves some nice lace behind. The aroma is exceptionally fresh and clean with welcome waft of hops that expresses flowers and trees after the rain. The body is medium, and it's delicately crisp across the palate with a fine, median carbonation. The flavor delivers a clean, softly grainy maltiness and some spicy, herbal, and floral hops that linger into the dry finish. It's much more interesting and flavorful than the standard Sapporo, and well worth the increased cost.

06-11-2007 22:18:56 | More by NeroFiddled
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3.9/5  rDev +20.7%

A - Pours a hazy gold color with a very thick white head with good retention, light lacing.

S - Bread and malt can't really get any hops in the smell.

T - Wow, this is really clean tasting citrus, bread, and malt slight hop finish really crisp by far one of the best Euro Pale Lagers I've had.

M - Light bodied with good carbonation.

01-13-2012 02:52:45 | More by Ruger
Photo of Newkie


3.89/5  rDev +20.4%

A nice clear slightly darker than average lager color, with a bright white head that stays for a bit. Little bit of lacing. Smell is sweet grain but its a bit deeper than expected. Slightly floral earthy hops balance out the nose. Taste is very balanced and impressive. Clean, sweet grain dominates the palate and finishes dry with a slight earthy hop bitterness. Carbonation and mouthfeel are appropriate and enjoyable. Good stuff for the style and I'd have one whenever an easy-drinker is needed. Especially against regular Sapporo and other rice lagers.

02-13-2013 00:00:33 | More by Newkie
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Sapporo Reserve from Sapporo Breweries Ltd.
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