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Sapporo Premium Beer | Sapporo Breweries Ltd.

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Brewed by:
Sapporo Breweries Ltd.

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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Photo of Dougal
5/5  rDev +74.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This Sapporo is brewed in Toronto, CANADA and it is one of the best beers I have every tasted. Often I enjoy a light beer which is a no no to some beer lovers but I think that is ridiculous.

This beer is the most refreshing of beers. Everything a light beer should be but isn't.

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Photo of superflush
5/5  rDev +74.8%

Photo of Cinthia
5/5  rDev +74.8%

Photo of okdsgr
5/5  rDev +74.8%

Photo of Buddyturtle
5/5  rDev +74.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best jap beer ever , if your order anything else at a restaurant your a strait up b deadass.

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5/5  rDev +74.8%

Photo of cdrogers
4.85/5  rDev +69.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Hands down this is one of the best beers I have ever had. It hasn't received the best rating, but for for someone that is just getting into the beer tasting I found it very enjoyable. It was not overpowering or lacking in flavor, the head poured very thick at first, but no more than two fingers. I only gave it a 4.5 in smell because it could have used a little more aroma. Yet another I could add to my arsenal of regular beers.

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Photo of redwax
4.84/5  rDev +69.2%

Photo of Maxb611
4.8/5  rDev +67.8%

Photo of U8maxflo
4.75/5  rDev +66.1%

Photo of kdawg105
4.73/5  rDev +65.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I love it! Really good beer. The appearance is golden with a lace that sticks to the glass. The smell is light but nice with a smell of grain and a light hint of hops. The taste is great with noticable hop taste. The mouth feel is smooth and helps it finish to a nice clean crisp refreshing beer!!

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Photo of Frankgabriel2383
4.59/5  rDev +60.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of squezey
4.5/5  rDev +57.3%

Photo of RKKP2232
4.5/5  rDev +57.3%

Photo of JeffSuttonTX
4.5/5  rDev +57.3%

Photo of 8BaconBits
4.5/5  rDev +57.3%

Great refreshing taste. Could sip on this all day.

The can itself is amusingly strong.

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4.5/5  rDev +57.3%

Photo of tagustinus
4.49/5  rDev +57%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of High_Def_Mike
4.44/5  rDev +55.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My personal favorite Japanese beer, solid beer with a crisp taste and a can so solid you could kill a hobo with it.

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Photo of apu1
4.38/5  rDev +53.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cthulhusquid
4.38/5  rDev +53.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Look: One finger white head, yellow body.

Smell : See below.

Taste : Mild grains, mild herbal/grassy hops.

Feel : Light body, medium carbonation, dry finish.

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Photo of taters21
4.37/5  rDev +52.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a highly carbonated straw yellow color with a finger head of bright white foam that recedes slowly, beautiful.
Smells of bready malt, budweiser like due to the rice, some apple.
Taste is phenomenally well balanced for the price and simplicity, sweet malt, followed by biscuits and bread, then rice with a dry noticeable hop finish!
Mouthfeel, light,crisp and refreshing.
Overalo, fantastic beer for the style.

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Photo of DKHNOVA
4.36/5  rDev +52.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of putnam
4.36/5  rDev +52.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I just compared this with the almost identically packaged "Original Draft Beer" imported from Japan. There IS a difference, and it does not favor this, the Canadian version.

That said, most reviewers are WAY too harsh on this beer. Do you think bread judges downgrade all white breads? Of course not. They disparage only the factory-made, mushy types of white bread like Wonder brand. Baguettes, made from white flour, represent the height of the craft. This brand of beer, my friends, is the sine qua non of super light, super dry lager beer. Now for the Canadian version:

Not as winey, tart or fruity as the "Original Draft Beer." On the nose it is reminiscent of cracked, sun-baked grains. The head is admirably persistent and doughy. On the palate: whistle-clean with simple, butterscotch sugars and a dense, dry flank of seasoned hops. Good clean fun.

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Photo of StoutandBitter
4.3/5  rDev +50.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big fan of oriental beers, and this is one of my favourites.

An nice, light colour, but little head and little lacing. Nice, light yeasty smell.

One of the best tasting lagers, Crisp and refreshing, packed with flavour, but dissapates quickly with almost no after taste.

This is a good hot day beer, perfect for those BBQ's and backyard pool parties. A great everyday beer.

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