Yebisu Black Beer | Sapporo Breweries Ltd.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sapporo Breweries Ltd.
Japan
sapporobeer.jp

Style: Euro Dark Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Naerhu on 07-18-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
64
Reviews:
30
Avg:
3.51
pDev:
15.1%
 
 
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5
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7
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Tokyo, 2017

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3.32/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.47/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.51/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.65/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer, along with the other line, can be found at their classic beer museum in Hokkaido. One of the better easy drinking black lagers out there.

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3.69/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

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1.5/5  rDev -57.3%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.96/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Einweizenbitte sent me a CAN during his travels and I set it aside, awaiting picture approval, determination of brewery, and some other factors and then the site went Kaput! for a while and I shunted the CAN even further to the side. Today is New CANned Black Beer Sunday for me and this will be the next offering.

From the CAN: "This premium black beer is brewed using dark roasted malt and caramel malt in good balance, and fine malt and select hops for a rich aroma and hearty roasted flavor."; "Born 1887".

The Crack and inverted Glug threatened to overflow my Anderson Valley CANglass with its dense, two-plus fingers of dense, deep-tan head with good retention. It also created a nice pseudo-cascading action before I was forced to back off. Color was a deep, dark-brown with light penetration only at the edges. Nose was rich with a smoky, dark chocolate smell. Mouthfeel was a little on the thin side for my taste, but oh!, what a taste! I described an earlier beer today as being like drinking a chocolate milk shake, but this was even closer to the taste than that one. Very chocolaty without being overly sweet, which is just the way that I like such things. Sweet really turns me off. Finish was semi-sweet and the chocolate flavors really lingered well after the swallow.

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3.24/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Purchased at the local AAA in Yomitan, poured from the can...

A - Dark as pitch with a muddy two fingers of rich head.

S - Roasted malts is the only thing I can make out of the nose.

T - Anise, roasted malt, and a smidgen of bakers cocoa in the front, lacking any burnt bitterness whatsoever.

M - Light bodied, creamy, and refreshing.

Overall this is a nice "euro dark lager" whatever that means, reminds me of a less impressive Lion Stout, still enjoyable, Would recommend if you are facing this versus any mainstream Japanese pilsner-esque beers... Orion, Kirin, Asahi etc...

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +14%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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Yebisu Black Beer from Sapporo Breweries Ltd.
3.51 out of 5 based on 64 ratings.
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