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Sapporo Reserve | Sapporo Breweries Ltd.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sapporo Breweries Ltd.
Japan
sapporobeer.jp

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-24-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,822
Reviews:
184
Ratings:
374
pDev:
16.41%
Bros Score:
3.68
 
 
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Ratings: 374 |  Reviews: 184
Photo of Tshane
2.39/5  rDev -26%
look: 5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Looks beautiful. So what!

Too bitter for me, without enough fullness of flavor and sweetness to balance it--contrary to the marketing claims.
An acceptable lawnmower beer but I'm sure Sapporo was aiming higher.

Added a cheap oatmeal cream ale to improve it.

Not worth further review.

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Photo of digitalflood
3.12/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TBDave
2.95/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A nice, easy to drink lager. One of the better beers in this price range. $2.99 for a 22oz tallboy. Definitely above average. I'd pick this over most mainstream American beers.

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Photo of paulish
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BigMFDaddy
3.16/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Bluecrow
3.16/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

--amber pour, malt is prominent in aroma and flavor. This is a malty lager, but lacks the crispness and dry finish of the regular version that I much prefer ( on some occasions).

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Photo of ferz
4.14/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I like regular Sapporo but the Reserve is really great. It's light, crisp and refreshing. I like everything about this beer. I can drink a lot of this. There's nothing odd or offensive to me, it just hits the spot.

This beer is classified as "Euro Pale Lager", so I am guessing it's in similar category as Heineken, Stella, and all other mainstream European big name lagers. But I think Reserve is in it's own league. It's just much more balanced and pleasant to drink, I'd take it over any of those any day. If it was as easy to find as regular Sapporo, I'd make it my go to beer along with some other favorites of mine (like Konig Pilsner, Bitburger, Urquell).

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Photo of cuvtcuv
3.46/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fthegiants
2.14/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of blissfulNemo
3.47/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ovaltine
3.48/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jzlyo
3.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Aroma is relatively strong malts and fruit in the background. The flavor is malts, a hint of caramel, fruit and a mix of clean and mild/medium sweetness in the finish.

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Photo of mynie
4.15/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

It says it's "reserve," which I thought usually meant "fancy," but it cost the exact same as the regular stuff. Such are the mysteries of beer.

Pours way, way darker than regular Sapporo: a deep, clear gold with a wonderfully large head.

Smells crisp but, again, much more complex and interesting that their regular offering. Fruity malt with some light herbal nodes. Very little hop presence, but the grain bill is interesting enough to carry the beer by itself.

Tastes like a good, low-hopped German pils, only with a sweeter and more floral grainbill than what you get from European brewers. The beer is somewhat intricate, with enough flavor and complication to keep beer nerds interested while still be straightfoward and drinkable enough to appeal to your everyday drinkers. It's not world class, but it's definitely well-brewed.

If this were sold under another brand name, I believe its scores would be higher. As is, however, the Sapporo moniker means this beer can be bought at a reasonable price, and that's a fine thing .

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Photo of Gregaroo
3.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

1-30-17 - Bottle poured into a glass at SugarFish in Los Angeles. Everything tastes awesome here. Service is impeccable. This one was certainly complemented by all of this. I'll get it again one day.

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Photo of datpingao
3.39/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
3/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of AmitC
3.52/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Spikester
3.77/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice clear gold with two finger of white five minute head. Good rings of lace.
Smell is malts.
Taste is rich malt with a bit of grassy hop in the end.
Mouthfeel is light to medium with good carbonation. Finish is semi dry with a touch of hop bitterness.
Overall a decent beer for the style.

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Photo of IckyT2012
3.15/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bongobeer
3.64/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerAndFilm
2.44/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Photo of DavidST
3.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Squire123
3.41/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +39.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Sapporo Reserve from Sapporo Breweries Ltd.
Beer rating: 3.23 out of 5 with 374 ratings
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