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Sapporo Original Draft Beer - Sapporo Breweries Ltd.

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Sapporo Original Draft BeerSapporo Original Draft Beer

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390 Ratings

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Ratings: 390
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 2.94
pDev: 21.77%
Wants: 9
Gots: 56 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Japanese Rice Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-24-2001)
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Reviews by SargeC:
Photo of SargeC
3.83/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clear gold with a foamy white head.

Smell: Malt, floral hops and butter.

Taste: Sweet malt with a touch of hops. Slightly sour finish. Dry and clean

Mouthfeel: Light-medium body. Slightly waxy finish.

Drinkablity: Tasty Sapporo brew. Slightly crisper than standard Sapporo. Very easy drinking.

SargeC, Dec 20, 2009
More User Reviews:
Photo of Brenden
3.01/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

This beer is a pale gold that has some brightness, and it has absolute clarity in its body. It grows more of a film than a head but a thick one, and that recedes to a wisp and some edging that does manage light spotting.
It's somewhat vegetal but not sloppily so with grains that, while prominent, don't domineer or go that oddly astringent direction that some beers can take. There's a bit of bright, fairly sweet citrus and a kiss of something floral. All in all, for a style that certainly seems like a weaker one, this holds down as average.
The body is light and goes semi-dry only toward the finish. It's quite crisp all the way, and more than moderately clean. It's got a bit of smoothness to it as well. Alcohol surprises with some unexpected heat partway through.

Brenden, Apr 03, 2014
Photo of cam477
2.5/5  rDev -15%

cam477, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of withliterature
2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

withliterature, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of BeerDreadz
2.8/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

I buy this beer today,does not have any date on the bottle and other thing that i found interesting is that the bottle says "japan's oldest brand" but the one that i have was brew in Canada.. I put the beer on a mug. It have a gold color with a white head that leaves inmediatlyThe smell is nothing to be impress about.Good taste ,i taste like honey just i little bit but is there. This beer would be good will fish. I would drink this beer again.

BeerDreadz, May 04, 2007
Photo of Todd
3.38/5  rDev +15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: Big old 22oz silver sculpted can -- I love these things. Batch number, no freshess date.

Appearance: Pale yellow liquid with a very lively carbonation level. This forms a thin white lace that remains consistent for most of the brew.

Smell: Rather clean in its aroma with faint grain and floral hops.

Taste: Crisp and refreshing. Body is light, mouthfeel is a bit creamy due to the carbonation. Immediately there's a wonderful lemon/lime hop bitterness and mild sharpness that flushes and wakes the palate, its flavour lingers for a bit, then contributes a small dose of dryness on the palate. Malt flavours are very light with a balancing sweetness that is spot on for this type of brew. As the beer warms, malt flavours become more pronounced but I recommend drinking this beer cold. Finishes with faint residuals of both hop and malt characters.

Notes: This is the same beer that is sold in 12 and 16oz sizes, however we have to give the can it's due respect. Hands down, this brew is at the top of the list for some of the better mainstream lagers imported into the US. Goes extremely well with Asian dishes, working as an ideal palate cleanser.

Todd, Apr 24, 2001
2.5/5  rDev -15%

TODD-HANKS, Jun 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +53.1%

Dalia, Dec 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +19%

abrasivefinn, Oct 16, 2012
Photo of SudsSurfer
3/5  rDev +2%

SudsSurfer, Nov 19, 2013
Photo of GuidedByVoices
3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

GuidedByVoices, Mar 25, 2012
Photo of ant1
2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

ant1, Jun 03, 2012
Photo of dankjohn
3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

dankjohn, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of sammy44
3.08/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tried this at a Thai place that was out of Tsingtao. Not a bad beer. I think I preferred this greatly over Asahi.

Pours a hugely carbonated pale yellow that is transparent. Nothing really exciting about it. Not a lot of nose, a little citrus but mostly a clean aroma (probably because of the rice).

Tasted good and clean, a little sweet and a little citrus. Very refreshing, especially when drank with a sticky hot Thai dish (I had this with my shrimp coconut soup and red curried duck).

Lots of fizz in the mouth from the extreme carbonation. I kind of liked it.

Very drinkable, I could have had several but since we were just out for dinner I had to settle for two.

sammy44, Jul 20, 2006
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4/5  rDev +36.1%

DannyBaldoni, Nov 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev +2%

Mantooth, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of Timmuh
3/5  rDev +2%

Timmuh, Mar 17, 2012
Photo of StevenBilodeau
3.75/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is a mystery! But finally I got the urge to get this at my job, and take it home. Awesome beer! Nice gold color, sweet malt, foamy white head, decent lacing, floral or buttery taste that lingers, kind of waxy after taste, and very drinkable. This beer is one of the few that I have encountered better out of a can!

StevenBilodeau, Jan 07, 2010
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4/5  rDev +36.1%

valkyre65, Dec 11, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

JIMTRK16, Feb 26, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -15%

robthepenguin, May 03, 2012
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2/5  rDev -32%

acurtis, Jan 19, 2012
Photo of SetarconeX
2.05/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Appearance is a bit cloudier than many beers. Head vanishes without a trace in almost no time at all. Smell is faint. Tastes like it smells. Not really bad in any way, but it's a bit bland. More than drinkable, but not really impressive in any way. Not really worth the inflated pricetag that seems to come with it.

SetarconeX, Aug 04, 2003
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Sapporo Original Draft Beer from Sapporo Breweries Ltd.
69 out of 100 based on 390 ratings.