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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:
2,120
Reviews:
636
Avg:
2.89
pDev:
19.38%
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
481
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 2,120 |  Reviews: 636
Photo of I3eer
3.67/5  rDev +27%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jasadewi
2.79/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A: Pale golden-straw color, with soapy white head.
S: Ricey maltiness.
T: It tasted of ricey maltiness, very sweet, normal American-style lager flavor.
M: Slicker than American adjuncts. But, sufficiently similar.
O: Overall, while this is not a good or original beer by any means. I enjoy the slickness and the more appropriate ricey malt flavor over competitors like Miller and Bud.

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Photo of rmackeigan19
3.11/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Edie
2/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of RobertColianni
2.58/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
2.33/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
3.5/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of talbotjf99
3.22/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dangriff
1.33/5  rDev -54%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

Photo of shortkut
3.25/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of R_dub
3.02/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MechanicDoug
3.08/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Really reminds me of Heineken.

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Photo of matcris
3.99/5  rDev +38.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

For the style....Light golden, lots of bubbles rising up the glass, crystal clear with a finger of white foamy head. Slight lacing left down the glass. The aroma is of very mild grass/husk and malt. Flavor is richer than the aroma. A nice little spicy note hits up front, combined with the malt and a very mild grassy hop note. The beer is dry with very good, full carbonation level. Medium light in body and really drinkable. That bit of spicyness makes it worth a try compared to the average BMC, pick up a single.

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Photo of gelasin
3.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of David19457
3.5/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lefty_P_Hand
3.18/5  rDev +10%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
2.66/5  rDev -8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

If you knew something was lightened up malt wise, then you'll have expectations of a lighter appearance, and this straw yellow dilution fits the bill. Head forms and dies immediately. Aroma smells beer-ish in a faint way. Grain. Something industrial, metallic, sulphur like, its very light, but its there.

Taste is just beer flavored water. I mean there are glimpes of things like barley and hops, but they are mere windows into the soul. There are no off flavors, but any flavors are in the realm of playing hide and seek, you really have to search your cicerone homie palate. Feels like a lot of carbonation

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

Photo of Cheesyd64
3.78/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Antc2382
2.48/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Cuervo_PCB
2/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of vette2006c5r
2.82/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Sapporo pours a straw color with a fizzy head. Weak pale aroma, with hints of corn and grain. Taste is like pale lagers, a strange sweet flavors, with a dry grain. Body is a little flat. Overall, it is not the worst.

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Photo of zaraspook
2.56/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Photo of ikidunot
3.52/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beginner2
3.01/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Surprised myself that I hadn't rated anything from this brewery.
If one has this beer with Asian food (as I just did), then the ratings' average is a bit tough.
This looks like a fine lager. It doesn't offer anything distinctive for malt aroma or even taste, but it was fine to share at a noodle shop for lunch. If there is an adjunct such as rice (as the ratings seem to allege), it shows mostly in the mouth thin-ness... but if you are eating spicy food, then there is little point in being too picky about the liquid.
I consider this beer situationally good: when only three beers are offered and not much is required to quench the fires of spicy food.

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Sapporo Premium Beer from Sapporo Breweries Ltd.
2.89 out of 5 based on 2,120 ratings.
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