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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

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#44,241
Reviews:
673
Ratings:
2,246
pDev:
19.86%
 
 
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Photo of Miyu
3.51/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PolishHurricane
3.73/5  rDev +30%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

I usually drink a lot of high-end beers, and I think this beer is way under-rated. Purchased glass bottled/Wisconsin version. I consider this a light lager at 140 calories (12oz) compared to 175 for a Sam Adams lager.

Look: Not going to win any awards and cloudy, it's not bad though for what it is.
Smell: Grains, a bit acidic, kind of like the smell of a sharp cheese. Has a bit of funk to it, it's a plus in my opinion.
Taste: Barley, slightly sweet, a bit sharp, very light on the hops. Towards the end of the bottle you can get a little difference in taste. It does have a very slight metallic/sour aftertaste, very minor, but generally just as pleasant as most lager aftertastes. Make sure you buy it in a glass bottle, and don't buy the canned stuff that's been sitting on a shelf for 2 years or I'm sure it'll taste more metallic.
Feel: Medium carbonation, fairly thin mouth feel. I typically drink unfiltered Bavarians and I still don't find this watery. For a light lager, this is as thick as it needs to be.

For a premium light, and reasonably priced, lager, I'm giving this a 4.25 overall. This beer goes great with a lot of food, pairs well with Sushi (acidic) and spicy foods (refreshingly neutral). Most people give it a bad rap because they called it "Premium", but I really think it blows a lot of crappy American lagers out of the water.

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Photo of jhart96
3.69/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SeBreeze9000
4.91/5  rDev +71.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

It's a light beer.

This is a Japanese light beer.
Did I mention that this was light? Not sure why this beer is receiving so much hate. It's literally one of the best in my honest opinion, love the way this taste ice cold. Super smooth one of the few beers where I can sip it with food or right after food. Never had in a can so I can't really speak on that experience but from the bottle straight poured into a glass.

Simply superb.

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Photo of jkblr
2.33/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12oz undated bottle brewed in LaCrosse, WI poured into a tall pilsner glass at fridge temp, no ABV listed on label. The beer pours bright light straw yellow with nearly white head. The aroma is faint with a hint of yeast and and some skunk. The taste is corny and a little grainy with an unpleasant metallic and vegetable finish. Mouthfeel is thin bodied, highly carbonated, sharp and high in oily/buttery finish. Overall, poor. This is billed as all malt, but it is either really old or needed to lager for a while longer. I know the cans are dated and I might try on but never another bottle.

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Photo of rmarquardt17
3.3/5  rDev +15%
look: 2 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Elysha
1.84/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Cheap imitation German beer.
Tastes like cooked rice-water from the can.
On tap it certainly is more refreshing but still has an overwhelmingly watery taste conflicting with it's roots.
Most certainly doesn't feel 'full' in any respect of the word.

Buy it for cheap drinking parties, bring but don't drink.

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Photo of Bsimpson91
4.76/5  rDev +65.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I love the bottle design. Very classy presentation. The beer reminds me of a German pilsner with out the hop intensity. The overall flavor is very light with some malt character that dissipates rapidly after your sip. There is some sweetness but it doesn't overpower the beer. The feel on the pallet is nice and viscous but not heavy. This beer goes down ultra smooth. I cant speak of the color or presentation in glassware because I love it straight from the bottle. I would rather have this beer over warsteiner. I wish ther was slightly more malt flavor but this is a great beer and it would definitely go with any meal.

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Photo of chiefz1
1.92/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of rooster1970
2.86/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Mister_Faucher
2.94/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Mysticmage
3.1/5  rDev +8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Ah Sapporo. Look it is a crisp, clean lager that is enjoyable. Works best whilst enjoying a Japanese open grill in true Teppanyaki style. Their tall boys will keep you happy throughout the fun meal. Outside of that, there is much more to enjoy in the realm of beer.

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Photo of xxxxxxxxxxxxx
2.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

I got Sapporo Premium Beer for free so I drank it.
Look: Sapporo Premium Beer got medium foam.
Smell: Sapporo Premium Beer smells like cinnamon and grains.
Taste: Sapporo Premium Beer tastes like slightly bitter water.
Feel: Sapporo Premium Beer feels like water but is really a beer.
Overall: People who like to drink water but need to drink beer should drink Sapporo Premium Beer.

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.32/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

From the can, it pours a clear golden color with a modest head, eventually reducing to a nice ring and thin layer. A bit of bread in the nose, not much, but very pleasant in it's light malt flavor. Decent!

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Photo of SpaethJam
2.98/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of The_Beer_Guru
3.1/5  rDev +8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Bgforde
2.74/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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

Photo of mlatvakokko
2.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

OK,

I do not like lagers. This one is an exception. It is OK, more than OK. Like all lagers it is clear and smells mildly of hop barley mix. The malt is moderate it is not hoppy, but it refreshing and it has survived shipping that most ales will never do. In a can this is 1000 times better than bud light and a 100 times better than Heineken. All in all a beer worth drinking, and actually a decent compliment to e.g. sushi.

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Photo of Cthulhusquid
4.25/5  rDev +48.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Look: One finger white head, clear yellow body.

Smell:

Taste: Grains, mild noble hops. Tastes close to Bitburger but without the honey note.

Feel: Medium-light body, dry upfront, mild hop bitterness in the finish.

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Photo of opd213
3.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Scott_McCool
3.25/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of singletary
3.28/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

It pours a pale orange with a small white head, the smell is bready with malt in background. The taste is smooth somewhat sweet with a little bite of hops to it, very well balanced. Overall a middle of the road beer, but one that is easy to overlook.

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Photo of Chuckles21
3.15/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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