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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sapporo Breweries Ltd.
Japan
sapporobeer.jp

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No adjunct. All barley lager.

Added by IronDjinn on 05-28-2003

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653
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2,199
pDev:
19.93%
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Photo of singletary
3.28/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

It pours a pale orange with a small white head, the smell is bready with malt in background. The taste is smooth somewhat sweet with a little bite of hops to it, very well balanced. Overall a middle of the road beer, but one that is easy to overlook.

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Photo of Chuckles21
3.15/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DigitGrowler
3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of scootercrabb
2.89/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Harrison8
3.48/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clean and clear yellow-orange with a finger of white foam. Aroma is rice, toast, and herbal hops. Flavor profile is toast, rice, herbal and floral hops. Sweet finish. Mouth feel is crisp and refreshing with a thin consistency. Overall, a refreshing, but lowkey lager.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 12oz bottle.

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Photo of beersampler6
3.1/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Decent clean crisp Japanese lager. Notes of grain and malt with some mild sweetness. Small amount of head, faint aftertaste with thin mouthfeel. Moderate carbonation that fades as the beer warms. at the beginning but fades quickly with time and as the beer begins to warm.

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Photo of Heftklammer
3.68/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WDWAoT
2.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of WTFReport
3.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tarik-the-magnificent
2.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Served from a rather beautiful 22oz steel can (it's magnetic!). No freshness date, no manufactured date, not even an abv marking.

Brewed by "Sapporo" (actually by Sleeman, a Canadian macrobrewer acquired by Sapporo in 2006) in Guelph, Ontario Canada.

It's fine. It's a standard pale American style macro-lager. When cold, it has the standard crisp/refreshing qualities you'd expect from the style. Moderately sweet grains, maybe some rice (let's be charitable), accompanied with a hint of floral hops on the back. Well carbonated, fairly thin mouthfeel. Don't drink it warm. Not good.

If you're in an Asian restaurant and you want something that at least sounds Asian and serves as a neutral-tasting refreshing fizzy drink, then it's a good choice. There's no reason for this beer otherwise. It's a Canadian-brewed American macro lager with a Japanese label stuck on it. It's not terrible, just a terribly generic take on a terribly generic style.

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Photo of Chad3625
3.35/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of domnulboca
3.31/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JeffGuilly
3.68/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of marcov
2.28/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of cgrunin
2.86/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Alexc11
3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I had this on draft and it came with nice, thick lace. Clear light gold color. Aroma (hint of malt but not enough to grab you) and taste couldn't distinguish themselves; it was nondescript is what I'm saying. Nonetheless, it was light and smooth with light carbonation with a contained amount of bitterness (let me put it this way: I like bitter and it didn't pinch me much). Overall I thought it was decent enough even if did come up short on what's expected of an APL.

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Photo of NeoClassicist
3.49/5  rDev +22%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kanjobanjo17
3.29/5  rDev +15%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I got this in a bottle at a local sushi restaurant in Boise, Idaho. It had a clean, smooth body with slight notes of hay and a pretty generic lager flavor. Went great with my meal and it'd be easy to drink a couple of these with some friends at any Japanese restaurant. I'd buy this beer again. Cheers!

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Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
2.99/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ArchimedesSox
3.43/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: Crystal clear golden straw color, large head that dissipates quickly, spotty lacing

S: Grain, grass

T: Sweet malts, bread, slight hop bitterness, bitter aftertaste

M: Light

O: A decent lager. I enjoy a few of these every time I go to a Japanese restaurant. Nothing to write home about but I really enjoy one from time to time.

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Photo of Zopiac
2.34/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Dreynolds1808
3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of garrusthegreat
2.64/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of sqpat
2.25/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of timmy2b
3.03/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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