Yebisu Premium Ale
Sapporo Breweries Ltd.

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Beer Geek Stats:
Style:
English Bitter
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
Needs more ratings
Avg:
3.71 | pDev: 9.7%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
4
From:
Sapporo Breweries Ltd.
 
Japan
Avail:
Year-round
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Photo of samparkique4
4.31/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Note of cascade hops
That tangy crisp citrus golden ale has character to this ale
Much like English bitter ale
Delicious crisp boldiness of golden ale

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Photo of monkist
3.41/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Has some sort of ale-like quality with a faint hop tone, with slight bitterness that only lasts for a short time. Has a bit of metallic taste to it (maybe thanks to the can) with an amount of carbonation that makes it feel like a lager...
Not quite sure what this beer is trying to be, but it's neither really an ale nor a lager... it is more rounded though. The bitterness gets stronger as you drink it but somehow lacking the aroma hops. Is it trying to be an English Ale? Not sure. More likely a Bitter, but the Japanese are not that willing to tell what this is supposed to be, they just simply label it as an "ale", for it is something new still and it is a catchy label of the craft bandwagon.
So my evaluation is the same: not sure if this is okay or not... but nothing special for sure. Not even sure why I bothered to try it, why I hope that commercial manufacturers might make something worthy - but unfortunately they won't.

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Yebisu Premium Ale from Sapporo Breweries Ltd.
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 4 ratings