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Sapporo Reserve - Sapporo Breweries Ltd.

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Sapporo ReserveSapporo Reserve

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
75
okay

320 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 320
Reviews: 172
rAvg: 3.24
pDev: 16.67%
Wants: 12
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sapporo Breweries Ltd. visit their website
Japan

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-24-2001

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Photo of biboergosum
3.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ok, I'm back. After a promising yoga in the park detour on Waikiki Beach with my soon-to-be missus, which turned out to be pleasant, and stretchy, enough, save the fact that the instructor turned out to be Japanese, and spoke that language almost exclusively for the whole session, given the multitude of Japanese students...anyhoo, suffice to say, I have a very strong hankering for a Japanese beer, any one of those crazily available a moment's step in any direction in this part of the world. 650ml can.

This beer pours a crystal clear, golden straw colour, with three fingers of foamy, puffy, bone-white head, which leaves a sparsely-strewn web of lace around the glass as it gently subsides.

It smells of crisp crackery white grain, and a metallic acerbic herbal edge, one that is hard to attribute to actual hops. The taste is fairly malty - bready and crackery, with only the slightest of skanky, almost diacetyl-like off-flavour, with some respectably understated grassy, weedy hops.

The carbonation is a bit frizzy, but generally amenable, the body a decent medium weight, a bit too tacky to proclaim outright smooth, but it works well enough. It finishes sweet, but not overly so, the graininess holding tight that all-malt claim, and the hops hangin' tough on the down-low.

Not a shabby Euro pale lager, could use a bit more hops, but the malt claim is justified, and I had no problem putting back the can after the warmth of this day. Sassy contoured can too - jeez, can environment have that much affect on a guy's beer senses? Apparently so.

Photo of robthepenguin
3/5  rDev -7.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -22.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +8%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

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3/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +38.9%

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3/5  rDev -7.4%

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3/5  rDev -7.4%

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3/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Doppelbockulus
3.01/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

What is the funniest pat about this beer? It's Japanese, but it is brewed and canned in Guelph Ontario Canada.

It pours a wonderful gold color that is clean and clear, and it feels light and clean in the mouth like a lot of beers by macro breweries. And it smells like a good beer, not like one that reminds you of beer vomit.

Flavor is the most important, though, and it is par. It is clean, brewed with ingredients that were chosen to cater to the financial market. It tastes like a widely marketable beeer, nothng bad at all. However it falls short for those of us who ant more out of a beer.

It's not bad, it's like a typical party where you know what is going to happen, and at the end of the night you are happy, but there were no surprises that left you ecstatic. Overall it is a 3.5.

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.35/5  rDev +34.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

RJT

Photo of Ruger
3.88/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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3/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev +23.5%

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3/5  rDev -7.4%

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3/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +8%

Photo of bpw28
2.55/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Light Gold (about a 5 SRM), Bleach white soda bubble head that died fast, spotty lacing, tons of carb.

Smell: It smells like a multi-grain macro (says all malt though), herby floral, light malt undertones.

Taste: Light malt, light herby. Watery body, maybe a very small bite of hop, maybe.

Overall: Eh. This is a small step above bud. I was really hoping for a nice big step from a name like this with it's pushing of its euro hop and all malt bill, but it's fallen short.

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4/5  rDev +23.5%

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3/5  rDev -7.4%

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3/5  rDev -7.4%

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3/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of mactrail
3.36/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Malty golden lager. Great carbonation, a lovely head on this stuff. Of all the many variations on the usual light lagers, this is one of my favorites. Fairly rich with malt flavors, even a touch of toast. Slight sourish taste is the worst feature. Hops are not much, but contribute to a pleasant beery bitterish flavor.

Absolutely nothing special, but a well-made lager. Seems like more mouthfeel than most. And the gold and silver can always makes me feel like I've drinking something rare and expensive.

Sapporo Reserve from Sapporo Breweries Ltd.
75 out of 100 based on 320 ratings.