Yebisu Silk Yebisu | Sapporo Breweries Ltd.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sapporo Breweries Ltd.
Japan
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Style: German Pilsner

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Winter

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Added by jeranbrews on 03-30-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,960
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
23
pDev:
13.83%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
7
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Ratings: 23 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of Versyficator
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

The silkiness is for real. This is a tasty beer. serve cold, always in a chilled mug.

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Photo of Jonmbell
4.75/5  rDev +36.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of vfgccp
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Tokyo, 2017

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Photo of keisuke
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of samparkique4
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

3.66/5 - 3.81/5 Max

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Photo of Pretendbeard
2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

Photo of evan_desu
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of amano_h
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of tommy5
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of Norseman
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of YamagamiTravis
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Adambeerdude22
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of woodychandler
3.77/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This was sent to me by EinWeizenBitte, who now seems to be MIA on the site. Too bad, as he was a solid source for foreign CANs due to his business travel. The CANQuest (TM) salutes you, sir, and wishes you all of the best!

From the CAN: "Yebisu Traditional Brew"; "Premium Yebisu"; "Wheat malt, fine barley malt and select hops create this 'smooth as silk' flavor."

I started out a bit agro on my pour, but I quickly backed off as the head was becoming unmanageable. Once things settled, I had two-plus fingers of dense, bone-white head with excellent retention that resembled the top of a vanilla ice cream cone. Color was an oh-so-slightly-hazy lemon-yellow. Nose had a wheat-like sweetness along with a biscuit-malt dryness. "Select hops"? An apparent afterthought. Mouthfeel was medium and it had a light lemon-citrus flavor on the tongue. Finish was semi-dry with a definite lemony taste that lingered well after the swallow. I would happily drink this in the summertime and it deserves a place in the cooler if you CAN find it!

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of xylophonica
3.32/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Please note I had previously submitted this review in error for the Premium Yebisu - this has not been corrected.

A - Clear yellow hue, heaps of carbonation bubbles. Minimal head.

S - Heaps of malt & wheat. Touch of crisper hops.

T - Sharp & spicy. Mildly bitter but balanced out with the malt. Slightly sour aftertaste.

M - Massive carbonation. Tongue bombarded. It's ok but a bit overpowering, drowns out a lot of the taste.

O - I'd been dying to try this lager for years so was very happy to find it in a shop while on holidays. Having said that though it wasn't quite all I'd hoped. It's an ok malty lager, but that's the best wrap I can give. Probably a little bit average actually, almost a poor man's Sapporo. The carbonation is a killer. Not bad but more of a decent work-horse than a fine thoroughbred.

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Photo of GuidedByVoices
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of Everydayoff
3/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

350ml can poured into a pint glass.

A:
Gold straw in color with a slight hazy texture, the pour yields one finger of white foamy head with short to medium retention. The head collapses to thin bubble film without lace.

S:
The smell is herbal hop, a bit spice, malt, husk, with some hint of light fruit and citrus.

T:
Citrus hop comes first with some malt sweetness following by hop again that lends moderate bitterness and lasts until the finish which grain also mix-in.

M:
The body is light, semi-smooth mouth feel, clean, with some good crisp.

O:
Not as good as other Yebisu I’ve experienced just leaning toward average rank.

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of electtodefer
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of SargeC
3.97/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clear gold colored brew. Moderate carbonation. Fizzy white head.

Smell: Decent malty profile. Minimal wheat character. Low hop aroma. Butter.

Taste: Nice and crisp with a slight herbal quality to it. Slightly bold yet well balanced.

Mouthfeel: Medium body. Touch of waxiness.

Drinkablity: Expected a boring wheat beer, but was pleasantly surprised by this interesting brew.

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Photo of TheDr
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of jeranbrews
2.9/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A beer first tried in 2008 but I suppose sold well enough that they brought it back in Winter of 2009.

A - The beer is very much like Sapporo and Yebisu Premium. It carries a light golden color. Mostly clear and fizzy. The head is light and puffy and leaves almost no lacing.

S - Aluminum can. Compressed air. Wheat malt, and a few spices. Some vaguely acedic traces of what once was yeast. Highly pasteurized.

T - Not acceptable but it is paletable. Wheat flavor is underplayed. This is only a slight variation of their standard year round beer. It's slightly less dry and has some lemon / hop tones but is pretty much for the masses.

M - What you'd expect from a macro beer in a can. Sprite has better mouth feel.

D - Well Sapporo did it again. Another *cough cough* premium beer from a can. The best thing I can say about this beer is it is drinkable. This is a good 3rd string beer when flavor becomes less of an issue.

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Yebisu Silk Yebisu from Sapporo Breweries Ltd.
Beer rating: 3.47 out of 5 with 23 ratings