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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
Ranking:
#44,627
Reviews:
643
Ratings:
2,157
pDev:
19.93%
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Photo of BergBeer
2.12/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of rypkr
3.61/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Like a more sweetened version of bud light.

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Photo of JoshuaGreer
3.2/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of cuvtcuv
3.16/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of beergorrilla
2.68/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of CC93
2.3/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Poured from a 22 oz can into a 20oz stein.

Look: Clear, straw yellow body, about a finger wide foamy white head before dissipating into a small ring of foam. Good sign of yeast activity, however shows very minimal lacing.

Smell: Strong aroma from the can, melded both with alcohol and hops. Slight sweetness coming from its grains, otherwise dissipates into the "typical lager" smell.

Taste: A bit sweet, though mostly indistinct with any other flavour. Appears to have a grainy flavour. A slight prevalence of hops, but it's nothing too bad. Aftertaste proves to have some hops, so I like that more than any other highly mediocre AAL I've had.

Feel: A little harshness from the alcohol, with a slightly dry, but clean and smooth finish from the alcohol as precisely noted, with a hint of hops from the back of my throat. Carbonation also plays a role in the overall feel and taste of this beer. Not bad, actually.

Overall: Not bad. Very pleasurable drink to sip. Could be a good lawn beer, too. On a hot day, this could potentially be a good beer to down at least once in my lifetime. Clean aftertaste with a bit of hops and slight alcohol actually proves to be enjoyable. Aroma and its appearance could have been better, however.

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Photo of cknoch
3.16/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Walnut
3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Toynk
2.58/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2

Photo of berdenation
4/5  rDev +39.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ThomasTheTank88
3.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Very drinkable, but nothing too special. An upgraded, better tasting beer than Budweiser.

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Photo of paulish
3.5/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lagerquestrian
3.03/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of jcubz
2.27/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of shu_420
3.13/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of dcmchew
2.43/5  rDev -15%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of fthegiants
2.25/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Nrod
2.76/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of mishi_d
3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jbehlar
3.88/5  rDev +35.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EmeraldMist
3.22/5  rDev +12.6%
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 +39.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Golfontap
3.6/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of andrewh995
2.71/5  rDev -5.2%
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 +19.9%
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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Beer rating: 2.86 out of 5 with 2,157 ratings
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