Sapporo Classic | Sapporo Breweries Ltd.

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Sapporo ClassicSapporo Classic

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Sapporo Breweries Ltd.

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 02-03-2004

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This was one of my souvenirs from my wife and daughter's recent trip to Japan. They thought this would be a good one to bring back for me to try with its limited distribution.

Poured this beer into my original Hoffbrau glass and admired the deep golden color and white creamy head, which was turned to a lace around the glass in not too long.

A balance of hops and malt in the aroma (I am not sure I am familiar enough with rice to pick that up in the aroma?) ...some harshness in the taste, but generally a decent albeit nondescript beer. I would have no trouble with a couple of pints of this.

It certainly went well with the tacos that I a Japanese beer in a German glass with Mexican food. My international night.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

10/16/16 - Coworker "imported" this from Japan for me. Cool can written in Japanese. Tall boy poured into an imperial pint glass. Dark yellow with nice white head that quickly dissipates. Taste is fine and went down very easily as we grilled outside. I'll get it again the next time I have sushi.

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Sapporo Classic, from the can, poured into a short glass. This was sent to me by a friend living in Hokkaido.

Look: Pouring the beer into the glass showed an extremely clear golden-copper color with a pure white head composed of medium/small bubbles about an inch thick. The head quickly dissipates to a weak sub-monolayer floating about the edge of the glass. Medium carbonation causes a steady slow stream of bubbles towards the surface. Looks very appetizing.

Smell: A faint bitter hop scent with obvious skunkiness. Really burying your nose in the glass reveals some sweeter floral aromas and a bit of alcohol presence.

Taste: Weak hop bitterness leads here followed by a generic maltiness. I expected some off skunky flavors given the aroma, but detected none on the taste. A corn flakes/cereal grain taste predominates with a coppery undertone. Alcohol is present but not obvious, a "classic" Japanese beer taste that really makes me crave some fried or salty food to offset the pale malt/hop character of the beer. Very drinkable.

Feel: An extremely crisp beer. The beer feels silky on the mouth with weak carbonation offering refreshment. Extremely palatable and refreshing. The clean taste invites another sip which I am inclined to accommodate.

Overall: Japanese beers do have a reputation for being dull and tasteless, but this brew represents a quality entry in its style. Clean flavor, extremely crisp feel , very pleasing golden color and refreshing nature make this beer extremely enjoyable.

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Overall, good. Had this while saki bombing, and for the situation it is a great beer. Something to have some fun with. Not bitter as i remember, and not really a beer to sip on. More of a beer for downing to get woosted. I was also a little surprised, i had lower expectations from a Japanese import.

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