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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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Ratings: 2,207 |  Reviews: 655
Photo of kylehay2004
2.76/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: 3 finger head. Clear straw colored

S: bread and some light malt.

T: bready and grainy. Subtle spicey finish. Goes well with soy sauce, obviously.

M: light body and high carbonation. Crisp and refreshing.

Overall: Its a typical macro-brew flavored beer. Not terrible and its cripsness makes it easy to consume.

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Photo of jaydoc
2.99/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of acurtis
2/5  rDev -30.3%

Photo of Texasfan549
2.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of StonedTrippin
2.75/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

i try to like this at sushi places, but this one doesnt do it for me ever. last night i had a bomber with some nice sushi down the street at john hollys. pours clear watery looking straw yellow color with a small white head. smells like grains that do actually aromatically compliment the sushi, but certainly would not be appealing in any other context. flavor is adjunct lagery, not bad and rotten metallic taste, but just sort of irrelevant really. feel is fine, bubbly and light, drinkable if you are half dead. forget this one

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a super clear light yellow with a 1 inch white head that fades to a thin film. Random thin broken rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smells of rice, some light fruit notes, and a bit of skunk. Taste is rice/grain and some light fruity flavors. There is an almost citrusy aftertaste after each sip. This beer has a decent level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty average beer that is a staple at all the sushi places I frequent. Pretty good at washing my sushi down.

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Photo of kjkinsey
2.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of GRG1313
3/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of spycow
2.75/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of djrn2
2.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of nmann08
3/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.11/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

My first Japanese beer and a very good one at that. Pours a light golden and filled with ascending bubbles. Smell is of rice (but in a good way), not like the adjuncts used in BMC. I thought this was a crisp, refreshing beer that went down easy. Sure it doesn't have the most flavor but it was nice to have after a long hard day of work.

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Photo of metter98
2.91/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: The beer is crystal clear straw yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin bright white head that quickly died down, leaving a bit of lacing and a ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are faint aromas of grain and adjuncts in the nose.
T: The taste has moderate flavors of grains and rice; a slight amount of bitterness is present in the aftertaste.
M: It feels light-bodied, clean and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation; the finish is rather dry. The malts help prevent the light body from feeling watery.
D: The beer is very drinkable, although there's nothing interesting about the taste that would make me want to try another.

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Photo of t0rin0
3/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of biboergosum
2.85/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

20oz pint, on-tap at a student-frequented English pub on Whyte Ave, an odd addition to their British-style standards.

This beer appears a clear medium golden yellow colour, with two fingers of puffy, thinly foamy bone-white head, which leaves some streaky cloud pattern lace around the glass as things sink away.

It smells of semi-sweet, grainy rice, a sour, light breadiness, and very understated floral hops. The taste is more sweet, grainy rice/corn husk 'malt', some sour, off-seeming musty fruit, a certain dry dustiness, and rather innocuous earthy, floral hops.

The carbonation is moderately peppy, the body an adequate medium weight for the style, and tacitly smooth, as a bit of skunky hops drop in uninvited. It finishes off-dry, a bit clammy, and clean like that pot you cooked the rice in.

A fairly refreshing, quotidian lager, if you turn your attention to the burgeoning spring sunshine on this fine people-watching patio, and not to the cracks in the foundation of this offering. Not overly flavorful, but I can see how it will get the local crowds, all fired up on pint specials and other Canadian macro swill.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.13/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Bottle into glass at Benihana's. Reviewed from notes.

A: Clear pale yellow. Three finger, thin head.

Sm: Clean barley. That's it. I'm so amazed I can hardly breathe.

T: Clean barley with a crisp and clean finish. Not good. Quite elementary.

Mf: Too smooth, too wet.

Dr: It's affordable. That's about as much good as I can say about it.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.02/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of emerge077
2.98/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Big ol' 22 oz. can, bottom is marked E0511G.

Poured into a tulip glass, it exhibits plenty of lacing as the fluffy head of white foam settles. Surface has a sticky texture to it, possibly a rice-derived characteristic. High clarity pale straw gold, rapid rising carbonation.

Smell is clean, bland and inoffensive. Grain husks, cracker sweetness, slightly swilly but not bad.

Flavor has an insipid blandness of wet paper and grain husks, but there's a moderate hint of hop bitterness there too that lingers into the dry aftertaste. Crackery pilsner malts, clean and simple. A bit gaseous and thin feeling, slightly coarse astringency, it has a crisp bite. Overall nothing special, something to pair with Japanese or pan-asian cusine. On it's own it's a bit lacking in substance.

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Photo of superspak
3.46/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into lager glass, E2313G bottle code. Pours slightly hazy pale straw color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of lemon, cracker, light bread, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Okay aromas with good balance of pale malt, rice, earthy hops, and light yeast notes; with poor strength. Taste of lemon, cracker, light bread, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Slight earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, cracker, light bread, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Nice balance and solid robustness of pale malt, rice, earthy hops, and yeast ester flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and fairly dry mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.9%. Overall this is a very solid rice lager style. All around good balance and solid robustness of pale malt, rice, earthy hops, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A pleasantly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of zeff80
2.63/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - Poured out a pale yellow with a small, white head. Highly carbonated.

S - It smelled of corn. There was a slight hint of skunk.

T - Taste was very grassy. It wasn't hoppy or spicy. It didn't really have much to it.

M - It was crisp and light-bodied.

D - It is an okay lager. Not something that I would grab often, though.

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Photo of Boone757
3.25/5  rDev +13.2%

Photo of LXIXME
2.75/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of SocalKicks
3/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of dbrauneis
2.98/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a crystal clear pale yellow in color with some moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a two finger tall fluffy white head that reduces to about 25% of the original size but remains throughout the beer. Moderate to significant lacing is observed.

S: Aromas of rice malts, adjunct malts (grain + corn), some slight hints of yeast, and just a touch of citrus/lemon. There is also a subtle grassy hops in the background.

T: The flavor follows the smell for this beer... lots of rice malts, adjunct malts (mostly grain with just a hint of corn), and very light hints of citrus. Also, there is a bitter aftertaste (but not like the bitterness that I normally associate with hops).

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. The beer is slightly thin/watery with a dry finish.

O: Very easy to drink and actually pretty refreshing - pairs really well with the delicate flavors of sushi (this is my normal sushi restaurant beer).

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