Sapporo Light Beer | Sapporo Breweries Ltd.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sapporo Breweries Ltd.
Japan
sapporobeer.jp

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by jdhilt on 07-28-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
79
Reviews:
31
Avg:
2.46
pDev:
26.42%
 
 
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Ratings: 79 |  Reviews: 31
Photo of TimRasmussen
5/5  rDev +103.3%

Photo of soonerlight
4/5  rDev +62.6%

Photo of GMB
3.75/5  rDev +52.4%

Photo of Raziel313
3.5/5  rDev +42.3%

Photo of belgianvan
3.48/5  rDev +41.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.32/5  rDev +35%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Sapporo Light has a thin, white head, a somewhat hazy, bubbly straw appearance, and a bit of spider web lacing left behind. The aroma is quite rich and pungent, with sweet, biscuit malt and grass. The flavor, however, is watered down. One will detect a slight hop bitterness and a touch of grain husk. Mouthfeel is not as light a usual, and one will experience a pleasant body, here. Sapporo Light finishes mostly dry, crisp, and refreshing. Yes, it is a rather dull, light beer, but in the style, it is much better than usual.

RJT

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Photo of CaptainFleeker
3.25/5  rDev +32.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Light, clean crisp. Paired well with shrimp and scallops hibachi. Not great but nice when paired with the right dish.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.19/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had the Saporro Light at the J'Town Japanese steakhouse. The beer poured a very clear golden color with good carbonation that forms some head. Both which dissapates during the drink. The smell and taste are grain, barley, and enought balance from teh hps to make this beer drinkable. The mouthfeel is very easy drinking and it is definitely a session beer. Overall it is a typical american adjunct style beer.

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Photo of Pegasus
3.18/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Medium golden in color with excellent clarity, a large, persistent white head, scattered patchy lace, and slight carbonation.

Aroma: Tart grainy malt aroma with slight herbal hops.

Taste: Opens with a slightly tart malt note, which carries late into the taste, where a mild metallic bitterness appears. The finish is clean and dry.

Mouth feel: Soft on the palate, thin, but not excessively so for the style.

Drinkability/notes: Quite competently made, but utterly undistinguished, a thirst-quenching beer, but little more.

Presentation: Packaged in a short brown glass bottle with custom embossing and a pop off crown, served in a standard pint tap glass.

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.16/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ThePaleRider
3.06/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Really tasty beer to drink while eating at a Chinese buffet.

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Photo of RAFH
3/5  rDev +22%

Photo of warpedrevolution
3/5  rDev +22%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JacketIPA
3/5  rDev +22%

Photo of mttdls
3/5  rDev +22%

Photo of djre4orm
3/5  rDev +22%

Photo of brother_rebus
2.97/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of rjp217
2.93/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of BeerWithMike
2.92/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of JuicesFlowing
2.91/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

Look: Light golden body. Fizzy white head with no retention or lacing.

Aroma: Slightly metallic, sour adjuncts.

Taste: Sweetness up front, light and grainy.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and carbonated.

Overall: The taste and mouthfeel make up for the lackluster aroma and look. This is a very clean, refreshing beer.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.88/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a clear, yellow body with steady streams of bubbles and a thin, white head.

Smell: Faint, light pale malt aroma with a hint of cereal sweetness to it.

Taste: Light pale malts, lightly sweet. A touch of cleansing bitterness. Then gone. And that's all she wrote!

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: There's not much there, obviously, but what is there isn't altogether terrible. I'll go bland and inoffensive over icky and sickening any damn day of the week.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
2.87/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

you know, as much as this shouldnt be the case here, this light i think is better than their reserve all malt brew, which despite being lagered longer, really is a total mess. this is a clean and crisp, if albeit a little adjuncty, its dry as they come, and quite refreshing in the right context. easy drinking yellow beer, lots of bubbles, and basically no aftertaste. the malt is in the front, a touch starchy, is their rice in this? maybe corn, as there is a moment of that flavor up front too, and even a detectable pinch of grassy almost stale tasting hops, but it doesnt have any of the weird lager yeast flavor the reserve has, and with the freakishly low abv, its a real crusher. save more room in the gut for the sushi right? after a recent trip to puerto rico, i feel like my palate for light lagers has evolved a lot, or maybe got back up to speed with what these are supposed to taste like, and as much as i dislike the style, i have to acknowledge when i find a decent one, and this one in many respects is ahead of its peers. take it or leave it.

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Photo of JoeMans
2.85/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of BrewAskew
2.83/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours to a fine white head and minimal lacing. Color is pale gold. Aroma is vegetal DMS, pale malt and a hint of noble hops. Flavor is crisp and light with a nondescript grain flavor and clean finish. Mouthfeel is light and effervescent. Overall a typical light low-cal lager.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
2.82/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

There's a distinct apple-like fruitiness to the flavor of Sapporo Light sold in the US. It's contract brewed in Guelph, Ontario, Canada; probably by Sleeman's, which might explain that.

It pours a crystal-clear straw-gold body beneath an intitally full head of creamy bright-white foam. The head drops almost immediately to a thin collar, however, and it leaves no lace about the glass.

There's a touch of apple in the nose, but mainly it's sweetish adjunct-malt. Some alcohol adds to that but doesn't really stand out.

As might be expected, the body is light; and it's initially crisp in the mouth before it warms.

The flavor offers little more than the basic adjunct-laden malt, yeasty apple-like flavor, and alcohol found in the nose. Apart from that there's a sublime smear of non-descript hops in the background, and a balancing bitterness.

It's basic, to say the least, but at least it's very clean, and unoffensive in anyway. For 96 calories, on the other hand, I think I'd just pass it by - there's not enough flavor there to warrant drinking it.

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