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 Amalak
1.3/5  rDev -47.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

I had a bottle of this just for the sake of rating a new beer. I wish I never did. While Sapporo is a decent enough beer, the Light version has gone horribly wrong. It's just terrible, barely drinkable.

Very, very light beer with no taste other than skunk.

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Photo of jdhilt
1.33/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Pours a white, four finger-head that vanishes almost instantly leaving no lace. Clear, golden amber. Very light carbonation and very light bodied. Nose is faintly skunky. Starts skunky, not much taste hops and malts don't seem to be here, watery, boring finish. There are far better lights - SA light is one. $1.19 for a 12oz bottle from Northend Superette Manchester, NH.

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Photo of REY_CORTEZ
1.33/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

A simply horrible beer, if one could call it a beer. Regular Sapporo is bad enough but I guess the brewers felt like they could do even worse....they were right. Appearance is about what you'd expect from a light beer, pale with barely any color, as if you mixed a spoonful of beer in a glass full of water. Lingering and repulsive acidic taste, flat and empty body even for a light beer. Aroma not completely repugnant but it's nothing that a beer should smell like as it is absent of any trace of fundamental beer ingredients. Smells more like sake without the alcohol. If you like beer made from rice I guess this won't be the worst thing you could drink but don't expect quality here.

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Photo of tbryan5
1.5/5  rDev -39%

Photo of khargro2
1.5/5  rDev -39%

Photo of ThomasAWilson2
1.5/5  rDev -39%

Photo of rvcram9219
1.5/5  rDev -39%

Photo of homebrew311
1.59/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

A: hazy pale yellow, color of white head, no retention, some lacing

S: the nose is incredibly muted and faint, some notes of stale grain and corn, that's about it

T: carbonated water with a grainy finish, minimal flavor

Mf: paper thin body, fizzy carbonation

O: nothing exciting, very boring and flavorless

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Photo of ATLbeerDog
1.65/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

From a 12oz brown bottle - Pours a clear light pale yellow. Not pretty too all. Smells almost odorless. Below average carbonation. First sip is almost flavorless with just a tad of hops and malts ...almost water like. I can not imagine consuming this product.

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Photo of mmmbeer89
1.67/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75

A very light and bland beer, almost no flavor at all because it's too watery, not much to smell either. I'd prefer a macro light beer over one of these.

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Photo of fthegiants
1.73/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of cmgage
1.75/5  rDev -28.9%

Photo of Penrodeo
1.96/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of HoppySeb
2/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of aval89
2/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured a very light golden straw color.. With a one finger head..

Smell: a bit skunky at first whiff.. Kind of sweet with a strange spicy/tangy smell.. Honestly a little like urine..

Taste: very very light.. Sweet.. Not much flavor.. Maybe some grain? Cooked veggies? Finishes a bit skunky with a strange aftertaste..

Mf is very light.. Light bodied

Easy to drink but not the best tasting...

Cheers!

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Photo of TheMrFarnham
2/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of NJBeer265
2/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of duceswild
2/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of rah1734bones
2/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of KyleBatten
2/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of Swiatek6
2/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of Fatehunter
2.02/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Thin head on top of a clear, lightest straw colored body. It's almost colorless.
Strong metallic smell with a hint of honey.
Taste is watery, a little metallic, mild bitterness and sweet end. Faint taste overall.
Light body, moderate carbonation.
Nothing special or interesting. Another light lager without flavor.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
2.06/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This review is part of Macro Smackdown XIX. It's hard to say what most BAs think about this particular beer since so few have reviewed it. I liked Labatt Blue slightly better than Sapporo Premium, but I have a feeling that won't mean much when it comes to their light counterparts. There's only one way to find out.

Pale amber with a few streams of bubbles. This beer isn't as yellow as LBL, but I don't really have a preference in terms of the two colors. This cap is (slightly) dingy white and isn't as attractive. Less lace forms as well. A clear win for the Canuckian lager.

Sapporo Light doesn't smell like much of anything at all. Even though it's lower in calories (96 to 103) and carbohydrates (4.5 g to 6.3 g), it shouldn't be this aroma deficient. Since I can't describe what I can't smell, let's move on.

There's a little more flavor with this beer, but that doesn't necessarily make it better flavor. SL is different from the typical North American light lager in that it's more (ale-like?) fruity and less grain-like. It's also dry and semi-crisp with a short finish. Although these two taste radically different, neither one grabs the brass ring of deliciousness or drinkability.

I'm not thrilled with mouthfeel on either beer, but then I rarely am when it comes to light lagers. The slight edge goes to LBL for its superior carbonation.

Sapporo Light ends up the loser of Macro Smackdown XIX because it has a lesser quality head, no nose and a drab mouthfeel. I don't care for the flavor, but then Labatt Blue Light didn't exactly rock the house in that department either. There's really no reason to buy this over any of the more common, less expensive light lagers. Not that there's an acceptable reason to buy those either.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
2.06/5  rDev -16.3%

Undated bottle at 35 degrees into standard pint glass
Aroma of some nasty sulfur compounds (Skunked)
Head small (2 cm), white, fizzy, quickly diminishing to a 1 mm partial layer
Lacing ā€“ none
Body light yellow, clear, rising bubbles
Flavor very odd ā€“ pretty heavy on dimethylsulfide and sweet, leaving a taste of organic acids behind (think 5 or 6 carbon chains); no hops, no malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate light, watery, lively carbonation

A very nasty example of a low alcohol beer. The palate and appearance are not too bad but the rest is just unpleasant. I would drain pour the rest of this but Iā€™m too cheap (and apparently a masochist as well).
Aroma 2, Appearance 2.5, Flavor 1, Palate 2.75. Overall 2.06

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Photo of rolltide8425
2.17/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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