Yebisu (Premium) - Sapporo Breweries Ltd.

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78
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150 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 150
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 15.29%
Wants: 2
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.14/5  rDev -7.6%
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.

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2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.73/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Brilliant clear yellow with tons of white foam. Spotty lacing.

Light, milky, skunky, dry, piney.

Deep wooden flavor. Oaky, light, crisp, dry, buttery, nice even coating, bitterness is spot on, zero sweetness.

This is a damn fine foreign brew. Thanks Brian and Diana for the travel brew!

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4.1/5  rDev +20.6%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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2.79/5  rDev -17.9%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.55/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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Yebisu (Premium) from Sapporo Breweries Ltd.
78 out of 100 based on 150 ratings.