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Yebisu (Premium) - Sapporo Breweries Ltd.

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BA SCORE
78
okay

140 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 140
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 14.96%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sapporo Breweries Ltd. visit their website
Japan

Style | ABV
Dortmunder / Export Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Naerhu on 03-08-2001)
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Nunya

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

07-06-2013 17:39:34 | More by Nunya
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tone77

Pennsylvania

2.79/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Still in Tokyo and back at the hostel enjoying some beer. Poured from a 11.2 oz. can. Has a light golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is very mild, a touch of malts. Taste is also mild, some malts, dry at the finish, lacking in flavor or punch. Feels light in the mouth and overall is a sub par beer.

Serving type: can

06-20-2013 05:45:37 | More by tone77
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adityashekhar

India

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

06-16-2013 14:14:08 | More by adityashekhar
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virinow

New York

3/5  rDev -12%

06-11-2013 18:52:22 | More by virinow
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TokyoCO

Colorado

3.55/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can bought in Japan, poured into a goblet. Served fairly cold.

A: Light golden in color. Very clear, bubbles rising from bottom.

S: Grain, slight hint of hops, light citrus notes as well.

T: Grain, barley, again a light hint of hops. Quite bitter, but maltyness is dominant. Not complex but very refreshing.

M: Light, high carbonation.

O: One of the better macro Japanese beers. Malt forward beer that has great grain notes. It really is refreshing.

Serving type: can

05-23-2013 09:44:05 | More by TokyoCO
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Norseman

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +10%

04-18-2013 01:02:53 | More by Norseman
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Celtics76

Rhode Island

1.75/5  rDev -48.7%

04-17-2013 15:25:18 | More by Celtics76
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Poupae

Thailand

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

03-31-2013 09:39:08 | More by Poupae
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weerezboy

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

03-06-2013 21:48:32 | More by weerezboy
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CaptainNomihodai

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +10%

02-28-2013 05:26:21 | More by CaptainNomihodai
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spycow

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

02-08-2013 02:01:57 | More by spycow
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GRUUMSH

Belgium

3/5  rDev -12%

02-04-2013 09:01:05 | More by GRUUMSH
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Kaars

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +32%

01-12-2013 07:35:59 | More by Kaars
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pin

Australia

1.5/5  rDev -56%

01-02-2013 03:10:21 | More by pin
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vfgccp

New York

4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

11-24-2012 00:47:12 | More by vfgccp
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PCfirefox


3/5  rDev -12%

11-19-2012 14:33:31 | More by PCfirefox
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sneaks2210

New York

2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

11-17-2012 17:26:04 | More by sneaks2210
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YamagamiTravis

Saskatchewan (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

10-19-2012 13:43:28 | More by YamagamiTravis
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Hebi

Japan

3.75/5  rDev +10%

10-10-2012 19:41:04 | More by Hebi
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Fuzzycuffs

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

09-02-2012 11:55:58 | More by Fuzzycuffs
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KTien

New York

4/5  rDev +17.3%

09-01-2012 02:48:24 | More by KTien
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bspain5

New York

3/5  rDev -12%

06-07-2012 03:08:58 | More by bspain5
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JohnQVD

New York

3/5  rDev -12%

06-03-2012 16:33:49 | More by JohnQVD
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TheHammer

Ontario (Canada)

3.45/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Head went out of control on the pour, giving me more then two fingers. It did stick around for a while but lacing was absent. The body has steady carbonation and it's a darker gold colour.

Smell: Roasted grain with a slight floral hop note. It's just not strong enough to make a big play though.

Taste: A little bumpy roasted grain to start that turns sweeter quickly and ends with some floral hops. Not a lot of complexity here, but well done in it's simplicity. Needs a bit more of a kick.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation helps out the entire beer although starts out a little odd and excessive. The transitioning is easy going. A slight floral hop aftertaste also does a good job.

Drinkability: Fairly light, although not quite as light as I'd like it to be. The carbonation keeps on going after it's down, but it's not out of control. Refreshing and there isn't a lot to complain about.

Final Thoughts: I'm finding that the simpler styles of Japanese beer are done well, but not quite well enough to justify their import costs. I mean they solidly thump the macros and a lot of the European import Lagers, but aren't quite as good as local craft offerings. I'd really like to see Sapporo bring some of their other brews over to brew locally. Not sure how they could market it, but I've been a fan.

Serving type: can

05-26-2012 00:45:49 | More by TheHammer
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CaptJackHarkness

New York

3.85/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a slightly hazed bright yellow with a thin head of moderate retention. Some spotty lacing to it. Aroma was of clove and citrus. Taste was surprising; crisp with a bready note that shifts intio a tangy citrus flavor: lemony-grapefruit. It reminded me of a spiced wheatbeer. This was served very cold at a local Japanese restaurant; the taste definately improved as it warmed.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2012 23:39:17 | More by CaptJackHarkness
Yebisu (Premium) from Sapporo Breweries Ltd.
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