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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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,116
Reviews:
636
Avg:
2.89
pDev:
19.38%
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
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For Trade:
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Photo of Nrod
2.76/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of mishi_d
3/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jbehlar
4.42/5  rDev +52.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kriztofuhr
3.22/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.25

Look - Pours a clear straw color, a very thin white head quickly vanishes, no lacing.
Aroma - Very clean, vague sweetness, minerals maybe. Watery for the most part.
Taste - Dry biscuity malt, sweetness is low, grainy, reminds me of chewing on a stalk of wheat as a kid, hops are barely noticeable but do have a little twang of grassy bitterness. Finish is surgically clean and dry.
Feel - Light body, crisp, dry, palate cleansing carbonation.

Overall - Enjoyable. It's in the mid 90's today and this is doing just fine. Pairs well with sushi and Thai dishes.

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Photo of monkist
4/5  rDev +38.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Golfontap
3.6/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of andrewh995
2.71/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Darkish yellow with a small white head. Smells of malt. Also tastes of malt with a dry finish. Pretty carbonated with a medium-light mouthfeel. Nothing special, but still refreshing and drinkable.

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Photo of Squire123
3.43/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light gold color with white cap and lacing.

Mild aroma of sweet malt and spicy hops.

Taste is straight forward malt with floral, spicy hops very much in the European tradition. Malt on entry with hops making a later appearance with a slight hop bitterness in the aftertaste.

Light medium texture with balancing carbonation.

Overall it's a pleasing lager with malt presence and enough hop influence to be refreshing.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
2.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

From a bottle via a friend from work---Thanks Kevin!
This classic pours a pale amber tinged yellow with a modest
head of white dissipating foam that settles to a thick ring,
thin pool, and features subtle light lacing. Nose of light sweet
malts, lager yeast, and pronounced grain notes. Flavors follow
with subtle sweet honey and herbal notes of subtle hops mingling
with moderately strong grain notes. Decent mouth feel---smooth and
refreshing, lightly crisp, medium carbonation, and a clean finish.

Overall, nothing to hate, but nothing mind blowing.

Cheers

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Photo of Bojerkenshire
4.25/5  rDev +47.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
2.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jzeilinger
3.29/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bigred89
3/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of VoxRationis
3.36/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jacob17
3.51/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dpgoblejr
3.35/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tpauer
2.99/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of puboflyons
3.08/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From the 650 ml. can marked HO516G-0933FL, whatever this all means. Sampled on March 11, 2017.

The pour is your standard looking light amber yellow with a tremendous and lasting white foamy head. Slow moving carbonation bubbles up the glass.

The aroma is not very exciting. I get some corn, some grass, and this vague cantaloupe or melon character. So I'll give it a slightly higher notch for the aroma.

The body is smooth and about medium.

The taste has a decent enough pale malt sweetness, bread character, melon thing, and a quick grassy and dry hop finish. A beer for the barbecue.

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Photo of AfricanPete14
3.15/5  rDev +9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This beer had a goldish yellow color, and it had a somewhat spicy smell with some sweetness. There was a good taste with this beer and it had a nice taste of hops and cereal grains. The finish wasn't too great because the carbonation was a little high as well as a slight malty grain aftertaste.

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Photo of Jjmj51
3.17/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of MallardDrake
2.71/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Timc32
2.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Warrec
3.75/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

There is definitely better out there, but this is also worth a taste.

A lighter somewhat cereal grained flavor. Low ABV making it nice for a dinner beer. Smell doesn't reflect the flavor a whole lot with this beer.

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Photo of rliu917
4.01/5  rDev +38.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dcbeers
3.25/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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