Yebisu (Premium) - Sapporo Breweries Ltd.
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Reviews by 49degrees:
British Columbia (Canada)
3.73/5 rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
An interesting brew that delivers far more hop value that one would traditionally expect from dry Japanese ale. I'm a big fan of IPA and ESB's, and love sushi, so tend to scope this one out when I'm looking for something a little different with some fresh cut fish. Sapporo's regular beer's are quite uneventful, but the Stout Draft from their Yebisu brand is a nice alternative.
This one, like traditional Japanese lager/pilsener styled beers, pours very very light, with moderate carbination and little to no head. Because of the high hop count, the aroma on this one is quite pungent and may catch many off guard.
The name itself is quite a misnomer, calling it a stout, when it's anything but that. It's mildly spritzy, almost fruity, and delivers a heck of a punch in the aftertaste department. It's not a beer that I'm wild about simply drinking on its own, but as an accompaniment with some great food, this beer is definitely a winner.
Serving type: bottle
01-01-2003 18:39:25 | More by 49degrees
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4.25/5 rDev +24.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
First, a word about my high rating- the rating is relative to all lagers, not to all beer ever made. Second, review is of a made in Japan Yebisu.
Color- clear gold. Medium head quickly settling.
Aroma- mild bread and hops.
Taste- Clean, smooth, and refreshing. Finishes with a mild lingering dryness with hint of mellow citrus. A Lexus of lagers. Coworker from Singapore drove to Malasia 4 hours to hand it off to another coworker who personally fly this can to Austin.
Tasted May 2, 2010.
Serving type: can
06-17-2014 01:05:24 | More by utfiero
3.14/5 rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Pours golden with a white head. This is an industrial lager that I used to drink a bit of while i lived in Japan, this one was a gift from the wife when she came back from Japan last summer. It might have stayed a bit long in the can as there is a metallic taste to it. Otherwise there is slight diacetyl. The beer is very light, some hop bitterness and just a little malt sweetness.
Serving type: can
03-08-2014 20:23:04 | More by Norwegianbrewer
Yebisu (Premium) from Sapporo Breweries Ltd.
78 out of 100 based on 141 ratings.