Sapporo Reserve
Sapporo Breweries Ltd.

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Sapporo Breweries Ltd.
European Pale Lager
Ranked #88
Ranked #28,473
3.25 | pDev: 16.31%
Oct 26, 2023
Feb 24, 2001
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Reviewed by TigerSoul from New Jersey

3.31/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
"Brewed in Vietnam", how odd. All of the other Japanese-branded beers available in my neck of the woods, namely New Jersey/NYC metro, are brewed in Canada, the USA and even Italy. Why just this one Sapporo product? I'll never understand globalism! The beer? It's okay, I mean the average score here on this site says it all. I like the fact that I'm drinking a beer without adjunct ingredients, but sometimes those adjuncts make for a better taste, in my view, like the sweetness from the right amount of corn or the dryness that rice might lend to it. This beer is simple, that goes without saying. It needs to be consumed cold, also a big 'duh'. It comes packaged in a cool, fluted can with clean graphics, so there's that. If I were to compare it to the other Japanese-branded beers that I drink, I would go for Asahi Super Dry and Kirin Ichiban before reaching for this one again. Not much else to report, here fellas and gals.
Oct 26, 2023
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Rated by ivanbrew

5/5  rDev +53.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Don’t know how it was have tried the beer in 2023 it was awesome sweet malt taste lost of body for a lager definitely recommend it cheers!
Oct 14, 2023
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Reviewed by odannyob from Colorado

3.55/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
This is a most pleasant all malt brew, for goodness sakes. The bottle(s) I've had have been tastefully, solidly: "beer". OK is ok but good is this brew, either brewed in 'Nam, Canada, the U.S of A., wherever. This just tastes good & try it as cold as you can get it.
Jul 29, 2023
Rated: 4.51 by morsa_95 from California

May 14, 2023
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Reviewed by datstankadank from New Jersey

3.82/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
'brewed in vietnam'
Pours a good looking, slightly hazy orange. good head retention and lacing.
Taste is exceptional compared to the other bright sapporo.
Mar 11, 2023
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Rated by Nass from Florida

3.39/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
The pour is straw colored with a moderate amount of carbonation. The taste is mild corn, grains, & mild hops. Cheers! B-
Feb 03, 2023
Rated: 3 by Zekenyce from New Jersey

Nov 12, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by etan420 from Illinois

Sep 25, 2022
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Rated by cakebutt

3.85/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
it's okay. slightly bitter. nice to drink with food. would drink but would not go out of my way to purchase again.
Aug 28, 2022
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Reviewed by nickb2000 from New Hampshire

3.06/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Nucleated Pilsner
Look: Honey-gold in color, which pulls a 1 inch head which dissipates into a ring with lacing
Smell: Fairly plain. Light malt and light citrus notes
Taste: Malty and light hops
Feel: Crisp and clean I would say. Gentle carbonation.
Overall: Its alright, not amazing by any means. I wouldn't buy again but if I was offered it I would drink it.
Jul 05, 2022
Rated: 3.33 by imnodoctorbut from Texas

Apr 10, 2022
Rated: 3.65 by DownyIsHungry from Minnesota

Jan 15, 2022
Rated: 3.5 by Curt3 from Ohio

Nov 06, 2021
Rated: 4.49 by DanielWard from Texas

Oct 26, 2021
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Rated by HarlotBronte from District of Columbia

2.67/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2
Metallic taste ruins what would be a decent beer
Aug 29, 2021
Rated: 3.16 by QuintusHorace from California

Aug 21, 2021
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Reviewed by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

3.36/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A - Medium gold color with nice clarity and thin white lacing and light carbonation.

S - Light honey malt and grain aroma.

T - Honey grain and very subtle earthy hoppiness.

M - Medium body with soft carbonation.

O - Not a memorable beer by any means but paired with food this is great.
Jul 31, 2021
Rated: 3.55 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Jul 31, 2021
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Reviewed by jadpsu from Georgia

3.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Purchased from the single shelf at Legacy.
LOOK: Poured from a good looking 22 ounce can it pours a bright clear solid gold with a small one finger all white head. It looks great, but only for 60 seconds as the head is quickly gone leaving minimal side glass lace.
AROMA: Not much here, Some herbal notes, hint of lemon and light malts.
TASTE: I get some malts and while I identify them as malts, they are neither toasty or bread. Something adjunct?
Superior to the Sapporo Premium but at best just a beer to have on a hot day to quench a thirst.
Jun 13, 2021
Rated: 3 by balizz

Jun 09, 2021
Sapporo Reserve from Sapporo Breweries Ltd.
Beer rating: 75 out of 100 with 420 ratings