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American Lager
Ranked #529
Ranked #47,595
2.88 | pDev: 20.14%
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Notes: No adjunct. All barley lager.
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Reviews: 700 | Ratings: 2,325
Photo of kanjobanjo17
3.29/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I got this in a bottle at a local sushi restaurant in Boise, Idaho. It had a clean, smooth body with slight notes of hay and a pretty generic lager flavor. Went great with my meal and it'd be easy to drink a couple of these with some friends at any Japanese restaurant. I'd buy this beer again. Cheers!

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Photo of ArchimedesSox
3.43/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: Crystal clear golden straw color, large head that dissipates quickly, spotty lacing

S: Grain, grass

T: Sweet malts, bread, slight hop bitterness, bitter aftertaste

M: Light

O: A decent lager. I enjoy a few of these every time I go to a Japanese restaurant. Nothing to write home about but I really enjoy one from time to time.

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Photo of Parmesan
2.84/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

L: Pours a very pale saw yellow with a very fizzy head and no lacing on the glass.

S: Sweet cereal grain and rice, smells a little watery.

T: Sweet cereal grain and rice, no hop presence.

F: Light body and crisp carbonation.

O: This is what it is a lager that has ok flavor but isn't going to blow anyone away.

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Photo of puck1225
3.07/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Had it with Chinese tonight. Pretty standard, but not bad for a pale lage. Had it from a bottle into a tall fluted glass. Clear yellow, decent head and some lacing. Sweet grassy smell. Taste of corn and rice, but crisp and clean.

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Photo of chitoryu12
2.15/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Look: Urine yellow with a thin white head.

Smell: A weak hoppy and corny smell. Not unlike PBR.

Taste: Very bitter, but minus the flavor hops would provide to that. Some corn and malt on the back end.

Mouthfeel: Thin and highy carbonated.

Overall: Not even good for pounding back in a bar like PBR would be. I wouldn’t buy this unless it was the only beer around and I was a severe alcoholic.

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Photo of losdizzel
3.32/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Very nice rounded out beer abv is low for my kinda tast tho.
Poured into a Sapporo pint glass, nice cling to the glass, refreshing taste , smells of a cheaper beer . Almost taste of a Sam Adams light.

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Photo of spectru
2.14/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

I've been trying different Japanese beers at my new favorite sushi restaurant. I'm beginning to think that the Japanese have no appreciation for a tasty beer. If you like Bud Light, you'd probably like Sapporo.

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Photo of breakingbland
2.69/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a bottle with a weak yellow golden color. The aroma reminded me of Pearl Beer (not a good thing). The taste was an undistinguished candy-like sweetness with some kind of slight hoppiness. Overall, not good but not awful.

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Photo of kevin3046
2.87/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Clear yellow with no head. Decent lacing. Light sweet smell. Thin and fizzy mouthfeel. Has a light, sweet , malty pleasant taste with moderate hoppiness. Pretty good.

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Photo of CC93
2.3/5  rDev -20.1%
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 EmeraldMist
3.22/5  rDev +11.8%
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 andrewh995
2.71/5  rDev -5.9%
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 Squire
3.43/5  rDev +19.1%
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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Photo of Brutaltruth
2.75/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

From a bottle via a friend from work---Thanks Kevin!
This classic pours a pale amber tinged yellow with a modest
head of white dissipating foam that settles to a thick ring,
thin pool, and features subtle light lacing. Nose of light sweet
malts, lager yeast, and pronounced grain notes. Flavors follow
with subtle sweet honey and herbal notes of subtle hops mingling
with moderately strong grain notes. Decent mouth feel---smooth and
refreshing, lightly crisp, medium carbonation, and a clean finish.

Overall, nothing to hate, but nothing mind blowing.


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Photo of VoxRationis
3.5/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Decanted from a 22 oz (650 ml) can into a conical pint glass; can coded D1318H, which translates April 12, 2018.
A: Pours a crystal clear, golden color with very strong head formation, leading to a one inch, fluffy white head but low retention or lacing.
S: Aromas of toast/bread rind and apple with a somewhat grainy note.
T: Palate largely follows nose. Light and very refreshing.
M: Light bodied with moderate effervescence.
O: A nice, drinkable example of the style.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.08/5  rDev +6.9%
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 +9.4%
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 Warrec
3.75/5  rDev +30.2%
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 al_al1357
3.69/5  rDev +28.1%
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 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 +31.6%
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 agreenman19
3.42/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

L - boring but slightly frothy head.

S - weakest aspect of this beer. Slight rice grain.

T - surprisingly creamy on draft. Hint of banana in addition to the rice and other bullshit.

F - pillowy and fluffy. Draft is best.

O - way better on draft than out of the can.

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Photo of jasadewi
2.79/5  rDev -3.1%
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 matcris
3.99/5  rDev +38.5%
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 rodbeermunch
2.66/5  rDev -7.6%
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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