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Sapporo Draft Beer - Sapporo Breweries Ltd.

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Sapporo Draft BeerSapporo Draft Beer

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BA SCORE
68
poor

207 Ratings
THE BROS
73
okay

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Ratings: 207
Reviews: 114
rAvg: 2.87
pDev: 21.95%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sapporo Breweries Ltd. visit their website
Japan

Style | ABV
Japanese Rice Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: canadianbarman on 03-24-2001)
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BierReise

Florida

2.68/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not a bad Japanese beer. I liked it better than the Yebisu I had just before this one. Clear golden very little head but tasted fresh like n American lager. Highly carbonated and not a beer I'd drink often. Fine with dinner though, and a good aid to spicy japanese food.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2003 16:11:41 | More by BierReise
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dwarbi

New York

3.53/5  rDev +23%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a nice head, but it is gone very fast. Looks a pale golden yellow. Smells pretty wheaty, surprisingly. Tastes a little wheaty, too. Crisp and clean, a good light beer. Smooth, but spicy enough to keep it interesting and make it drinkable. Better than most beers "in its class".

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2003 08:15:37 | More by dwarbi
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EagleTalon

Oklahoma

2.95/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

An average "cheap euro-lager" tasting beer. Nice if it is all you can get--usually at Asian/Japanese resaurants. It will get the job done if the alternative is Budweiser. Just order a glass of water to go with it. Smells like cheap grain and slightly skunked noble hops. Pours to a frothy, sudsy head that dissapears rapidly. Has a flavor that's grainy-adjuncty with a sharp hoppiness and puckering dryness. Mouthfeel is unimpressive and thin. Very easy to drink, however it has a disturbingly ultra-dry finish: a chalky, dusty feeling was left in my throat after I finished it. When they said this beer is dry they were not messing around. Not a good sign when a beer leaves you parched and wanting a glass of water.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2003 20:49:59 | More by EagleTalon
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tavernjef

Minnesota

3.13/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Color is a pale clear yellow with a white head of foam that faded fast, leaving some smallish bubbly lacing. Smells faintly of sweetish malt and grain of bread or cornbread with barely a hop in the back. Taste is crisp and grainy with a slight sweet cornbread taste thats smooth and easy. There's a little hop in the back, but hardly noticeable unless a big swig is taken from your glass. This is a OK drinker, nothing outstanding, a bit airy and watery, thinned out and could use some body and flavor.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2003 16:03:29 | More by tavernjef
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AtLagerHeads

Ohio

2.58/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Clear yellow with a voluminous white head. This created a fair amount of lacing down the glass. The taste was rather weak and watery with a sense of breadiness and grain. Not a bad beer; rather innocuous overall. This lager seems more like a macro American beer than anything else.

Serving type: can

03-24-2003 09:02:47 | More by AtLagerHeads
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

2.33/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Golden in color with the matching white foam that I will call a head. Definitely fizzy white. It is a basic macro, although I find that this beer does pair well with the japanese food. When poured you can almost smell the corn and rice, mostly rice come at you. All rice minimal malt, almost unnoticable hop aroma. A simple, very low in flavor carbonated beverage, but it is refreshing just nothing here to say it's a good beer. Light bodied, meant for the masses of the population in mass quantity. It was so run of the mill. I should have done a sake bomb with it.

Serving type: can

02-17-2003 09:41:57 | More by WVbeergeek
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AtrumAnimus

Texas

3.88/5  rDev +35.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden color - the nose is mostly bitter hops. The head rises and falls quickly. The taste is sweet malt and bitters hops slightly out of balance. Pretty decent and drinkable. I don't usually just drink this beer by itself like tonight. I find it is my best friend at the Sushi bar though. Good friends, Sapporo, Sushi, sashimi and hand rolls with a lot of Wasabi are the perfect combination. Very drinkable - even by itself. Good clean finish.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2003 17:36:24 | More by AtrumAnimus
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Myk

Massachusetts

2.3/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

typical american style lager, basically, nothing special. golden in color with thin white head that vanished almost immediately. almost unnoticable malt nose and sweet taste. slightly floral bitter hop bite. somewhat dry finish, but it left my palete still salivating because it was so sweet in the finish. light in body. drinkable when you have just gone beer shopping but nothing is cold, and your roomate left on in the fridge.

Serving type: can

01-07-2003 18:05:50 | More by Myk
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Gusler

Arizona

2.25/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

It has been a long time since I sampled, still the same, drinkable, but not something that appeals to me.

The beer pours the prototypical lager golden yellow color with a modest bright white head that is semi-creamy in texture and the leftover lace a thin but concealing sheet upon the glass. Nose is all malt, crisp and clean, start is malt with the top skeletal and the finish pertinently acidic, hops adequate, and the aftertaste dry and long lasting. O.K. when you’re into something light, but not anything to write home about.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2003 15:20:48 | More by Gusler
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Morris729

Texas

2.68/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a pale golden straw color with a thin white head. Nose is fresh malts and grains with notes of wet wood. A bit of a musky quality comes through in the taste with a dry finish. Not a beer I’d recommend.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2002 21:29:59 | More by Morris729
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BitteBier

Indiana

3.18/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Lemon-colored pour with active carbonation that contributes to a substantial head of foam. Smell is light in both flavor and strength with some floral scents and a hint of crispness. An interesting flavor with the light, crisp floral scents showing up at the front of the drink. Those flavors fade gradually in favor of a dryer, almost yeasty taste. Mouthfeel is not as clean as expected from a clear, crisp beer like this, but it's fine, as is the drinkability. Despite an interesting flavor profile, this is a simple beer that neither amazes nor offends.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2002 11:54:22 | More by BitteBier
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Suds

Pennsylvania

2.6/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I bought this one in a six-pack of tiny cans (4.5 oz each). Three of these cans, when poured into the same glass, presented a very nice-looking beer. Clear, effervescent, and topped with a puffy, one-inch head.
The aroma is disappointing - Very faint citrus and not much else. Taste is a bit watery and thin, but there is a touch of graininess and a dry, crisp, lightly bitter hop finish. Refreshing. Although I tried the beer on a cool December afternoon, I could see it as an above average 100-degree day lawnmower beer.
Seemed a little too carbonated, but it wasn't horrible.
Result: it's akin to a middle-of-the-road everyday lager.....

Serving type: can

12-22-2002 11:08:18 | More by Suds
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ElGuapo

New Jersey

3.38/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a very crisp beer that works wonders in the summer. nice and refreshing and pleasantly bitter. the little nips are ok, but they are a little bit thin and lacking in flavor. besides, they are 4 oz, a mere swallow. the 22 oz silver bullet cans as we call them are quite good to throw down on occasion at the job. not something i would get all the time, but it finds its way in my hand from time to time.

ps do not get the bottle.

Serving type: can

12-04-2002 06:12:53 | More by ElGuapo
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Lupe

New York

2.25/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Pours a bright, light-golden color with a nice white head and some lace. Head does not last long and settles into a thin sheet. Skunky aroma with some malt and floral hop. Light body and slightly watery mouthfeel. Very weak and not much taste, some malt is percieved. Finishes with a dryness and some hop bitterness. Another fizzy yellow lager, we have enough of these so there is no need to import more.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2002 21:32:37 | More by Lupe
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Shiloh

Ontario (Canada)

3.4/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I enjoyed this Japanese offering. Here is a brew that is appealing to the eye as well as the taste buds. A light golden honey colour with a 2 finger head when first poured, that disapates to a gentle lace and ring. A slight hoppy taste is evident but pleasing.

Serving type: can

11-17-2002 16:28:10 | More by Shiloh
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pootz

Ontario (Canada)

2.35/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

There is NO similarity between this fluid and draught beer! It has a dark gold color, good white frothy head that slowly dissipates, a flowery (pilsen hops) nose and then the let down….. Nice grassy start then a heavy bread-like heavy taste and a sweet finish. Some sort of lingering after taste (sorry I don’t have my beer thesaurus handy) but the finish was so much unfamiliar from the draughts I am used to I have to assume the thing is a marketing scam. This beer can only appeal to “Mr. Roboto” who buys on image ….not beer taste….certainly not draught beer.

Serving type: can

11-07-2002 17:41:01 | More by pootz
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putnam

Michigan

3.55/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From a 4 oz. can.
Decent, dark gold and urgent, white head.
Aromas are of high quality rice, like the kind they serve at the Vietnamese restaurant in Dearborn. Creamy, starchy...Subtle lemon-herb notes appear as well...some stalkiness.
On the palate it's straightforward, offering crisp, clear, wheaty rice flavors. Just as it comes into subtle, pretty focus, it disappears, leaving a watery, loose impression.
Not bad. Serve cold.

Serving type: can

11-06-2002 15:56:50 | More by putnam
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Pegasus

Texas

3/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a pleasant medium gold with lots of carbonation and a decent snow-white head, good lace. Aroma of malt and some mild hops. Taste begins with sweet malt and a sting of carbonation, towards the end of the taste the malt fades and bitter lemon hops come into play. Finish is a touch dry. A pleasant, drinkable beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2002 18:30:33 | More by Pegasus
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bditty187

Nebraska

2.6/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Umm… what’s going on with this beer? The nose is like wet socks, wet grains, and then nice floral. Then the flavors on the palate start off creamy (in a bad way) then after a few more sips it blends into a crispy hops floral thing. Ends up okay. But overall this yellow bodied, white-headed beer is rather plain. It is a thirst quencher, that’s it. I doubt if I bother with this one again.

The “Original Draft Beer” that Sapporo makes is much better; try that one instead.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2002 13:30:17 | More by bditty187
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Bighuge

Minnesota

2.42/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This clear light golden brew is topped off with a medium sized fizzy white head. Carbonation is evident. Smells skunky and moldy. Taste is not much better although I do detect a drying effect on the buds that isn't bad. There is hardly any perceivable malt backbone in this thing. Very light body. A little too carbonated which makes it less drinkable. If there was no other choice on a 100 degree day, I'd drink this. Otherwise I wouldn't.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2002 19:37:48 | More by Bighuge
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IrishRedRock

Pennsylvania

2.33/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Well to start with, the soapy head looked like the foam in the toilet after you finish going. It was the most unappetizing thing I have ever seen. Stinky aroma, with no real flavor to speak of. Kind of tastes like soapy water. I have heard this is better in the can, but I am now reluctant to try that.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2002 11:22:10 | More by IrishRedRock
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BeerAngel

Texas

2.05/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a very clear straw color with a small head that fades into just a thin layer. The smell is faint but reveals a lemony twang and not much else. Very watery mouthfeel and bland taste. I would say this must be Japan's own Coors Light ;-). It is crisp, but it's nearly like drinking carbonated water with a little alcohol. I can usually pick out flavors, but I'm struggling with this one. There is absolutely nothing there except the mouthfeel and a little carb bite. Sorry, I couldn't do any better with this beer. Definitely non-offensive, but bland as hell! Very poor in my book. Kampai!

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2002 18:21:50 | More by BeerAngel
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Dogbrick

Ohio

2/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 1 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

I couldn't pick this out in a blind taste test with Kirin Ichiban. Are there any really good Japanese beers out there? This is like the geenric lagers from every other country. Yellow, fizzy, and weak.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2002 14:10:54 | More by Dogbrick
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

2.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Medium gold in color with thin white head that dissipates rapidly. Has a light "beer" aroma of a not really discernable malt & hop combination. Moderate carbonation level coupled with a light body gives a zesty mouthfeel. Some hop bitterness in the flavor backed by a mellow malt character. Brief, dry, slightly hop-tinged finish. Clean and interestingly dry, but rather standard.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2002 07:03:57 | More by NeroFiddled
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BeerBob

Nebraska

2.53/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Brought home a 650ml (22oz) can of Sapporo Original Draft Beer. The can was a three piece, a wielded steel seamed can body with two roll seamed ends, the bottom end being steel and the top end being aluminium. The can body was fluted from top to bottom and also uniquely tapered near the bottom.

Sapporo Original Draft pours a light golden with a fleeting head. Taste of hops and slight malt come and go. Refreshing but somewhat thin for a pilsner, the can is far more interesting and distinctive.

Serving type: can

07-03-2002 19:11:23 | More by BeerBob
Sapporo Draft Beer from Sapporo Breweries Ltd.
68 out of 100 based on 207 ratings.