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Yebisu (Premium) - Sapporo Breweries Ltd.

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141 Ratings

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Ratings: 141
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 14.96%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sapporo Breweries Ltd. visit their website

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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4.1/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I love having a local, in-person trader like tone77 who not only makes a far out trip to the Far East, but brings back some CANned beers for me in the process!

From the CAN: "Yebisu Traditional Brew"; "Yebisu Beer is a rich abd mellow premium beer brewed from 100% fine malt and select hops with Sapporo's traditional art."

The previous beer made me a little nervous with its propensity to foam up and overflow, so I went with a more gentle pour on this one. It was still slightly foamy, perhaps due to heat and humidity, but it was under CANtrol all the same. Two fingers of rocky, bone-white head were the result and I watched it as it slowly bubbled and popped its way out of existence. Color was a gorgeous golden-yellow and I could only laugh as Croesus, Mammon and King Midas fought for a drop. Nose was very honey-like, very much like a clean, unadulterated lager. From a CAN?!? I am already a fan. I CANnot tell you how many AALs in a CAN that I have been subhected to and it is never pleasant. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full and I caught a grassy hoppiness that made me think of a GER Pils, but I will buy Dortmunder. Finish was pretty dry, a real gem on this hot, humid day. I really liked the grassy finish and might CANsider it for a lawnmower beer CANdidate.

Serving type: can

07-21-2013 19:43:28 | More by woodychandler
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

07-06-2013 17:39:34 | More by Nunya
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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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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

06-16-2013 14:14:08 | More by adityashekhar
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New York

3/5  rDev -12%

06-11-2013 18:52:22 | More by virinow
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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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3.75/5  rDev +10%

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

1.75/5  rDev -48.7%

04-17-2013 15:25:18 | More by Celtics76
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

03-31-2013 09:39:08 | More by Poupae
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

03-06-2013 21:48:32 | More by weerezboy
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3.75/5  rDev +10%

02-28-2013 05:26:21 | More by CaptainNomihodai
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

02-08-2013 02:01:57 | More by spycow
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3/5  rDev -12%

02-04-2013 09:01:05 | More by GRUUMSH
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4.5/5  rDev +32%

01-12-2013 07:35:59 | More by Kaars
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1.5/5  rDev -56%

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

4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

11-24-2012 00:47:12 | More by vfgccp
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3/5  rDev -12%

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

2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

11-17-2012 17:26:04 | More by sneaks2210
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Saskatchewan (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

10-19-2012 13:43:28 | More by YamagamiTravis
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3.75/5  rDev +10%

10-10-2012 19:41:04 | More by Hebi
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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

4/5  rDev +17.3%

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

3/5  rDev -12%

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

3/5  rDev -12%

06-03-2012 16:33:49 | More by JohnQVD
Photo of 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
Yebisu (Premium) from Sapporo Breweries Ltd.
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