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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sapporo Breweries Ltd.
Japan
sapporobeer.jp

Style: American 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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,508
Reviews:
673
Ratings:
2,249
pDev:
19.86%
 
 
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31
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Photo of Sir_Goatman
4/5  rDev +39.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lesiergreshman
3.36/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of paulcodeware
3.78/5  rDev +31.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jxw326
4.03/5  rDev +40.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fabulous
2.65/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jamesroses
3.92/5  rDev +36.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

355ml US produced beer.

March 2017 batch, best before December 2018.

Clear golden, builds a big small bubbles head.

Really good and pretty strong floral hoppy aroma is perceived after opening the can. Tastes of light grains and soft herbal/floral hops. Mouthfeel is light without being watery.

Overall a really nice surprise.

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Photo of aprabhu
2.92/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of ZenAgnostic
2.4/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

22oz can poured into Sam Adams perfect pint glass. No discernible date but F1418H and 1815FL stamped on bottom of can.

Appearance - Pours creamy large white head with great retention, patchy lacing and medium-low stick. Clear pale gold body with good carbonation. 4.5

Smell - Wet hay, faint musky corn, but nothing offputting. 4.5

Taste - Metallic sharpness and bitterness. Spicy grass. Mostly flavorless. 1.5

Mouthfeel - Thin, watery, almost spicy, and unpleasant astringency that has no balancing factors. 1.5

Overall - I've had this beer a couple times before from different places over the years and I guess it's just as bad as I remembered it. The label calls itself a 'masterpeice of the brewer's art' but it's one of the worst examples of one of the worst styles of beer. 1.5

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

Photo of RaulMondesi
2.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Let’s be real: this beer ain’t large and in charge like Sadaharu Oh hitting bombs in the Tokyo Dome, nor is it as sleek as Yasujjro Ozu shooting a scene. Now, it isn’t the best macro lager, it may not be crisp and clean like Yuumi Kato walking down the catwalk, but at least it’s not offputting. Taste is aite, feel is aite, and what I have learned from many years of experience, sometimes it’s ok to be ‘just aite.’

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Photo of JonnoWillsteed
2.43/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of PMakowski
3.72/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22 Oz Can poured into glass
Look - mostly clear, golden appearance. Lots of carbonation, medium foam head and lots of glass lacing
Smell - The aroma isn't much different than any average beer like a corona...grains and slight paleness
Taste - Got a nice bite to it but not a huge flavor profile. Semi-sweet. It's unique in some aspects. Medium-high carbonation. Very drinkable and on the light side. Quite crisp and refreshing although on the dry side.

Overall, it's too expensive for its overall flavor but its a great beer to eat food with. It's similar to average American beers but certainly a few notes of mineral qualities that make it different and better. I will buy again probably. Grade is a B+

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Photo of draegerjosh
3.4/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Azpittil57
2.52/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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

Photo of Ironhand24680
3.25/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

MADE IN VAN COUVER.
GOOD, CANADIAN BREW...
DRINK IT EXTRA
COLD!

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Photo of Ponody13
2.99/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.25/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear straw yellow with a thin white head that recedes rapidly leaving no lacing. Aroma is cereal grain and ever so faint light spicy hop. Flavor follows the nose, a touch sweet. Feel is light, crisp and well carbonated. Over all not a bad "light" beer.

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Photo of Aptosblue
3.29/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Considering where this beer is usually sold (inside Japanese restaurants) I think its profile is very suitable for its use.

Typically you will eat a bit of rice with this beer so its great that its light and easy to drink.

It's worth getting for the occasion and pairs very nicely with food from its origin country.

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

T20

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Photo of Ninjabuttocks
2.02/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Photo of Jeeburt
2.81/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

Clear golden look. Smells a little hoppy. Crisp taste, slight sweet flavor with some wheat. Very light body and heavily carbonated. Overall the experience was about comparable to an American lager, minus the overwhelming hops.

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Photo of GIftofgod4u1
3.01/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NoahS
3.09/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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