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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:
#45,206
Reviews:
677
Ratings:
2,259
pDev:
19.86%
 
 
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32
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Trade:
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Photo of MercInc
2.71/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Cholla
5/5  rDev +74.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A very smooth and easy drinking beer. Easy on the pallet and very enjoyable. Would definitely get this one again. Just a beer that isn’t overpowering on any one aspect. Cheers.

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Photo of AngEo
2.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of mpolewan
3/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of KMcGrath
2.85/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of OKbrew89
3.29/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

It's a simplified, bare bones lager that goes well with sushi. Corn-sweet malt is present where it's supposed to be and it's light and properly carbonated for a beer. Enough hops in it to keep it from being nothing but sweet malt. Crisp finish. And perfectly enjoyable in the right situation.

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Photo of BubbleBobble
3.22/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

L: very small head, light yellow color
S: faint, but inoffensive
T: no faults but rather watery flavor
F: good carbonation

I'd say the beer is tolerable. I ordered this at a Korean/Japanese restaurant and I think that's the most appropriate time for this beer. If not, it's an average lager that can be substituted with better or less expensive options.

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Photo of Michelleroo
3.24/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Better than the average rating given. Easy drinker, pleasant enough taste.

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Photo of elnachooo
2.23/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Cerveza con una cabeza blanca que desaparece a unos pocos segundos. En su aroma destaca el lúpulo y el caramelo. Ya en boca es afrutada, y se percibe la malta y el caramelo.

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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

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