Sapporo Reserve | Sapporo Breweries Ltd.

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76
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366 Ratings
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Sapporo ReserveSapporo Reserve
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-24-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
366
Reviews:
180
Avg:
3.27
pDev:
16.21%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
40
For Trade:
0
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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

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Photo of Doppelbockulus
3.01/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

What is the funniest pat about this beer? It's Japanese, but it is brewed and canned in Guelph Ontario Canada.

It pours a wonderful gold color that is clean and clear, and it feels light and clean in the mouth like a lot of beers by macro breweries. And it smells like a good beer, not like one that reminds you of beer vomit.

Flavor is the most important, though, and it is par. It is clean, brewed with ingredients that were chosen to cater to the financial market. It tastes like a widely marketable beeer, nothng bad at all. However it falls short for those of us who ant more out of a beer.

It's not bad, it's like a typical party where you know what is going to happen, and at the end of the night you are happy, but there were no surprises that left you ecstatic. Overall it is a 3.5.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.35/5  rDev +33%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sapporo Reserve has a thick, soapy, slightly off-white head, and a clear, yellow-golden appearance, with lots of streaming bubbles and pretty thick lacing. The aroma is standard lager- barley and water. Taste is sweet, bread, lightly-roasted barley, and a bit of hops for rounding purposes. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Sapporo Reserve finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, mild, and easy drinking. This is a lager the way it’s supposed to be, and it’s delicious.

RJT

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Photo of Ruger
3.88/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy gold color with a very thick white head with good retention, light lacing.

S - Bread and malt can't really get any hops in the smell.

T - Wow, this is really clean tasting citrus, bread, and malt slight hop finish really crisp by far one of the best Euro Pale Lagers I've had.

M - Light bodied with good carbonation.

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3/5  rDev -8.3%

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4/5  rDev +22.3%

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3/5  rDev -8.3%

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3/5  rDev -8.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +7%

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2.55/5  rDev -22%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Light Gold (about a 5 SRM), Bleach white soda bubble head that died fast, spotty lacing, tons of carb.

Smell: It smells like a multi-grain macro (says all malt though), herby floral, light malt undertones.

Taste: Light malt, light herby. Watery body, maybe a very small bite of hop, maybe.

Overall: Eh. This is a small step above bud. I was really hoping for a nice big step from a name like this with it's pushing of its euro hop and all malt bill, but it's fallen short.

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3/5  rDev -8.3%

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3/5  rDev -8.3%

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3/5  rDev -8.3%

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3.36/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Malty golden lager. Great carbonation, a lovely head on this stuff. Of all the many variations on the usual light lagers, this is one of my favorites. Fairly rich with malt flavors, even a touch of toast. Slight sourish taste is the worst feature. Hops are not much, but contribute to a pleasant beery bitterish flavor.

Absolutely nothing special, but a well-made lager. Seems like more mouthfeel than most. And the gold and silver can always makes me feel like I've drinking something rare and expensive.

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Photo of McStagger
3.55/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: generous pour into pokal lead to a finger (hey, it's a pokal) of medium retention slight off white head. Beer is hazier than other Japanese brews I have had.

S: slight malt grain. Soapish phenols (mild), grain husk, grass. Mild citrus notes in hops.

T: Malt, grain, citrus, much more floral. Less straight up dry than most Japanese beers.

M: Good, medium to full body that is stellar. Close to the epitome of the style.

O: this is great. By far the best Japanese beer I've ever had.

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3.68/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was a major surprise! Perhaps they call it Reserve because they usualy keep it for themselves!

This is a pale yellow brew with decent head, clean crisp taste no aftertaste lingering to spoil your sashimi! This is the best from Japan I've tried so far!

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Photo of TMoney2591
2.68/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in a Surly shaker pint glass.

The sixth entry in SwillFest 2011. It pours a clear pale yellow straw topped by a finger of white foam. The nose comprises rice, wheat, and soap. And that's it. The taste has nothing constructive to add to this discussion, unless you consider a few bits of minerals constructive (which, clearly, I don't). The body is pretty light, with a light moderate carbonation, a watery feel, and a kinda crisp, dry finish. Overall, a light, airy beer that doesn't seem to have much else to offer but its lightness.

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2.78/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served in a tulip glass

Thanks kyle for making me drink this...not really

This beer pours a pale golden color. The smell is puffed rice almost exclusively. The flavor is upsettingly rice filled. It's sticky sweet rice. Overall I really really don't find this to be preferential. Unadviseable if you truly like beer.

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Sapporo Reserve from Sapporo Breweries Ltd.
3.27 out of 5 based on 366 ratings.
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