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Sapporo Breweries Ltd.
American Lager
Ranked #314
Ranked #30,046
2.9 | pDev: 20.34%
Mar 21, 2023
May 28, 2003
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Notes: No adjunct. All barley lager.
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Rated: 4.16 by morsa_95 from California

Mar 21, 2023
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Rated by jft944 from Tennessee

3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
good with hibachi
Mar 12, 2023
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Reviewed by dcscientist from Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
This beer is better than it's given credit for - sure, it's your basic imported lager, but it's not terrible by any means. It goes well with various types of food, both spicy and not, so it's fairly versatile. It won't overpower your food either, so it's a good one to have with your meal. Probably wouldn't go out of my way to buy it, but I'd have it at a restaurant, similar to what another reviewer said.
Feb 09, 2023
Rated: 3.39 by Beergod420 from Michigan

Feb 04, 2023
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Reviewed by jkrich from Florida

3.43/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
I had this on tap at a PF Chang restaurant in Sandestin, FL. It arrived in a pilsner glass looking very much like a pilsner. Very attractive with a clear, golden hue with a white foamy head.

The aroma was nondescript which is typical of this style of lager.

This one is very thirst-quenching, yet slightly sweet with very little hop presence. This lager is better than the reviews here would such. I'm certainly not going to run out and buy a six-pack, but you could do much worse at a restaurant.
Jan 22, 2023
Rated: 2.46 by LunchMoney from Minnesota

Jan 21, 2023
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Reviewed by pizzabutt from Maryland

3.28/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
appearance: pours a very clear and pale gold. starts with a short white bubbly head that quickly vanishes, leading to very slight wisps of foam.

smell: grains - corn and nondescript. slight bready malt, like a white bread. a touch of honey. comparable to a piece of buttered bread with honey on top.

taste: heavy on the generic grain, almost like a breakfast cereal. malty sweetness perseveres throughout, with a gentle smattering of ever-so-slightly bitter hops. aftertaste is of crackers.

feel: very light body. solid carbonation dances on the tongue. if you hold it in your mouth a while, it almost feels sharp. carbonation holds well and gives a slightly fuller feeling.

overall: a good lager. best consumed cold and from the bottle. in my opinion, pouring into a glass really brings the averageness to the forefront. while it expands the flavor and smell profile, both of those are just okay. this beer is really best enjoyed as a light and easy to drink brew with the lads during a bbq, or when you just want something that goes down easy without needing to think too much about it. it fits the macro-brewed lager category quite well.
Jan 06, 2023
Rated: 3.96 by Evaler from New York

Dec 17, 2022
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Reviewed by MadMadMike from Florida

3.18/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Cold 12 oz bottle poured into a chilled pint glass at a sushi place. Fizzly little head bopped on top for a minute. Lots of carbonation here. Neutral and bland on the gulp. It’s, overall, a decent chaser for a meal. And it isn’t Bud Light.
I had no idea Sapporo is ‘brewed and bottled’ in Canada.
Holy high karate Batman.,.
Dec 01, 2022
Rated: 3.43 by Rainintheface from Florida

Nov 23, 2022
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Reviewed by charleskimmle from Canada (BC)

2.35/5  rDev -19%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25
Purchased in canada, side mentions guelph canada. Very average, balanced, but little else to say about it. I recall having it years ago and I feel that it was lighter and similar to budweiser. This doesn't seem to taste as distinct, and tastes more similar to the other major macros, which are often cheaper. It would have to be cheaper for me to buy it again.
Nov 10, 2022
Rated: 2.88 by RalphStanley34 from French Polynesia

Nov 06, 2022
Rated: 3.82 by jonhodges

Oct 19, 2022
Rated: 3.73 by JScoby

Oct 08, 2022
Rated: 3.33 by HabaJohnTheReal1 from Illinois

Oct 01, 2022
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Reviewed by krowman2652 from Minnesota

3.16/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Purchased a 24 pack at Costco. Usually, I will go with a trusted local lager (which I seldom drink actually) but decided to give this a try. Grades out as very mediocre as far as my tastes go. I contacted the company to see if it was filled with GMO's as a lot of these global macro brewery beers are. I am waiting for a reply.
Oct 01, 2022
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Reviewed by naikwot

3.68/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Rice cracker, cereal, some white tea bitterness. Pleasantly light, no acidity, delicately sweet. It's fairly enjoyable.

A few comments here are a bit... disrespectful lol.
Sep 17, 2022
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Reviewed by TheBricenator from Oregon

3.52/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Look: Crystal clear dark yellow and my somewhat gentle pour causes a billowing white head to swell up and hold as a pillow, slowly relenting to reveal sheets of lacing left behind
Aroma: Freshly baked bread, cereal grains, soda crackers, light floral hops, and a waft of a honey-like sweet note
Taste: Starts out with steeped cereal grains and light cracker malt that begins to intertwine as bread and floral hop notes enter the scene and join. These all go back and forth until the honey-like sweet note signals the close, until the next sip
Mouthfeel: Light but not too watery, clean throughout, medium-high carbonation, and a crisp and clean finish
Overall: I dig it. I only first had this beer a year ago and remember being surprised that it didn’t set off my spidey senses for being a cheap macro adjunct lager so wanted to revisit and I again feel the same way about it. A solid and fairly tasty, easy-drinking American Lager that is a good no-nonsense option and readily available
Sep 04, 2022
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Reviewed by MutuelsMark from Kentucky

3.86/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Easy drinking clean beer. Lots of carbonation to my surprise. Better than the overall rating in my opinion. Better as it comes up in temperature again imo.
Aug 30, 2022
Rated: 4 by Zuggz22 from California

Aug 27, 2022
Rated: 3.5 by heerboth from Pennsylvania

Aug 18, 2022
Rated: 3.78 by nickb2000 from New Hampshire

Jul 07, 2022
Rated: 1.67 by selekt0r

Jul 05, 2022
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Reviewed by kjmonaghan87

2.53/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Metallic after taste. Reminds me of an American Lager like Yueling. I would not describe it as "perfectly balanced".

Rating: ✓

Meh ✓
Alright, OK
Jun 19, 2022
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Reviewed by ANIMOUL from Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 19.2 oz can; no birth date. Poured light yellow with tiny carbonation and effervescent bubbles. Tastes of stale hops and malt but surprisingly freshing. Of all the adjunct lagers, this is one of the better ones.
Jun 13, 2022
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Rated by KingJay25

1/5  rDev -65.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
Does Japan even drink? Based on this beer, clearly not. It's like a busch but unamerican and therefore awful.
Jun 12, 2022
Rated: 3.34 by TP2MSU from Michigan

May 22, 2022
Rated: 2.75 by cold_beer

May 07, 2022
Rated: 2.9 by Fedorable

May 03, 2022
Rated: 4.75 by etan420 from Illinois

May 01, 2022
Rated: 3.17 by miwestcoaster from Michigan

Apr 17, 2022
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Reviewed by JZH1000 from Colorado

3.12/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Poured from a 600mL bottle into my weizen glass, brewed in La Crosse Wisconsin.

On the pour I get a 1 finger head that I thought would be bigger so I was a bit gentle to fit it all in, but lively carbonation and some lacing. After a while the dead fades and all hope of lacing is lost. Color is just like any other mass produced lager, light golden, and crystal clear.

Aroma is quite malty with crackers and light bread at the forefront. Slight skunking is noticeable, but not overpowering. Definitely a lot of lager character here. Behind the skunk actual hop aroma is noticable.

Taste follows the nose but loses the skunkiness, and trades it out with a decent amount of bitterness for the style, and a load of malty sweetness, emphasis on the sweetness. The sweetness and some hop flavor seems to linger on the palate.

Feel is quite crushable and smooth, with some crispness, but it's not the most refreshing lager out there. More of a meal pair than a work beer for sure.

Overall another "import" pale lager with only a few characteristics that make it stand out and none that really makes it a Japanese beer other than the name. It's okay, now that I've had it I'll try something else next time. Better than the Coors Banquet I had the other night.
Apr 10, 2022
Rated: 3.5 by Beecham from California

Apr 10, 2022
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Reviewed by MrOH from Malta

3.15/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
Clear gold, white head, poor retention, no lace
Slightly sweet malt, a touch of floral hops
Tastes like it smells, maybe a hint of blackcurrant
Light bodied and effervescent
good for what it is
Apr 02, 2022
Rated: 4.21 by kleinahoe from California

Mar 26, 2022
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