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Sapporo Reserve - Sapporo Breweries Ltd.

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BA SCORE
75
okay

319 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 319
Reviews: 172
rAvg: 3.24
pDev: 16.67%
Wants: 11
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-24-2001)
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3/5  rDev -7.4%

robthepenguin, May 03, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -22.8%

FriedGold2112, May 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +8%

Danobold, Apr 15, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

Beer4Baltimore, Apr 12, 2012
Photo of Falcone
3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

Falcone, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of strongaf
3/5  rDev -7.4%

strongaf, Apr 04, 2012
Photo of creez
4.5/5  rDev +38.9%

creez, Mar 20, 2012
Photo of jsboates
3/5  rDev -7.4%

jsboates, Mar 19, 2012
Photo of zbooks
3/5  rDev -7.4%

zbooks, Mar 17, 2012
Photo of stpaulsipper07
3/5  rDev -7.4%

stpaulsipper07, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of Doppelbockulus
2.98/5  rDev -8%
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.

Doppelbockulus, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.38/5  rDev +35.2%
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

RonaldTheriot, Jan 14, 2012
Photo of Ruger
3.9/5  rDev +20.4%
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.

Ruger, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of Amp
3/5  rDev -7.4%

Amp, Dec 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev +23.5%

valkyre65, Dec 11, 2011
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3/5  rDev -7.4%

ROGUE16, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of rab53
3/5  rDev -7.4%

rab53, Dec 05, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +8%

deapokid, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of bpw28
2.53/5  rDev -21.9%
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.

bpw28, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of Puterguru
4/5  rDev +23.5%

Puterguru, Nov 18, 2011
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3/5  rDev -7.4%

codynevels, Nov 18, 2011
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3/5  rDev -7.4%

Lawnboy33, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of Exiled
3/5  rDev -7.4%

Exiled, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of mactrail
3.38/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

mactrail, Oct 11, 2011
Photo of McStagger
3.55/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: generous pour into pokal lead to a finger (hey, it's a pokal) of medium retention slight off white head. Beer is hazier than other Japanese brews I have had.

S: slight malt grain. Soapish phenols (mild), grain husk, grass. Mild citrus notes in hops.

T: Malt, grain, citrus, much more floral. Less straight up dry than most Japanese beers.

M: Good, medium to full body that is stellar. Close to the epitome of the style.

O: this is great. By far the best Japanese beer I've ever had.

McStagger, Oct 05, 2011
Sapporo Reserve from Sapporo Breweries Ltd.
75 out of 100 based on 319 ratings.