Sapporo Premium Beer | Sapporo Breweries Ltd.

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2.86/5
2,148 Ratings
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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:
#43,887
Reviews:
642
Ratings:
2,148
pDev:
19.93%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
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Trade:
0
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Photo of puboflyons
3.08/5  rDev +7.7%
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 +10.1%
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 +10.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of MallardDrake
2.71/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Timc32
2.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Warrec
3.75/5  rDev +31.1%
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 +40.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dcbeers
3.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Richter525
3.33/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PMarcy78
3.91/5  rDev +36.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Alupin
3.41/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of duvel1979
3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SGR1220
3.55/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bschmidt_37
2.76/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of dleiner
2.82/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of DissentFatsquirrel
2.33/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of al_al1357
3.69/5  rDev +29%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Standard-looking lager beer with more head than most average macro-brews. On the nose there are subtle notes of barley, wheat and hops. Taste reflects the smell of the beer. Overall a light, light-bodied and refreshing beer if drank cold.

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Photo of Mousel
2.66/5  rDev -7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Fusion7777
2.52/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of token_23223
2.84/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of billab914
2.72/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of sokol_1993
2.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Had that strange sweetness to it. The sweetness you get from chewing rice for a long time.
However, bland, nothing really special about it. Better than your usual BMC.

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Photo of illpass78
3.79/5  rDev +32.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a pilsner glass.

Appearance: Clear yellow with a big frothy white head.

Aroma: Clean, vaguely sweet. Some cereal grains.

Taste: Good old cold, clean lager. Inoffensive. Refreshing. Somewhat grassy and cereal grainy. Decent malt presence for style.

Mouthfeel: Easy, light lager. Quaffable.

Overall: What Kingfisher is to curry and Dos Equis is to burritos, this beer is to sushi. Stop fussing and party down with some inari and a Sapporo.

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Photo of BeerAndFilm
2.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Sapporo Premium Beer from Sapporo Breweries Ltd.
Beer rating: 2.86 out of 5 with 2,148 ratings
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