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Sapporo Original Draft Beer | Sapporo Breweries Ltd.

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506 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sapporo Breweries Ltd.
Japan
sapporobeer.jp

Style: Japanese Rice Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
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#46,207
Reviews:
106
Ratings:
506
pDev:
21.5%
 
 
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Ratings: 506 |  Reviews: 106
Reviews by muzzy:
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3/5  rDev +2.4%

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Photo of Brenden
3.01/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

This beer is a pale gold that has some brightness, and it has absolute clarity in its body. It grows more of a film than a head but a thick one, and that recedes to a wisp and some edging that does manage light spotting.
It's somewhat vegetal but not sloppily so with grains that, while prominent, don't domineer or go that oddly astringent direction that some beers can take. There's a bit of bright, fairly sweet citrus and a kiss of something floral. All in all, for a style that certainly seems like a weaker one, this holds down as average.
The body is light and goes semi-dry only toward the finish. It's quite crisp all the way, and more than moderately clean. It's got a bit of smoothness to it as well. Alcohol surprises with some unexpected heat partway through.

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Photo of Monkeyknife
3.2/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Drank it at my favorite sushi restaurant. Asian beer with asian food is a must. Poured from the large bottle a pale straw color. Lots of bubbles and a very quick fading head. No lacing at all.

Not much of an aroma. Light malts if anything.

Again, maybe lightly malty but overall not much taste.

Very light and crisp with a macro lager blandness and highly carbonated.

This is maybe one step above the American macros which isn't saying much. If it wasn't for the sushi I probably wouldn't drink it.

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Photo of runawaycyborg
3.25/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of timmy2b
3.5/5  rDev +19.5%

Photo of ssgunbond
3/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of TippySelenoid
3.03/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in a pint glass.

It's golden in color with a foamy white head. Very caronated.

It's a bit hoppy. The aroma isn't very strong.

It's a bit straw like. The beer has a pleasant bitterness.

It's fizzy and thin.

Overall, this beers ok. Not too memorable, but good enough.

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Photo of dankjohn
3.25/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of dar482
3.18/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Comes in a straw yellow color.

The taste is quite refreshing and works great with the umami of Japanese food. The adjunct in here isn't too strong, like some other American adjunct lagers.

There is a good maltiness and lacks hoppiness. However, the drinkability makes it a go to for me as an adjunct lager.

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Photo of Erik-P
2.5/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of dacrza1
2.61/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

DATE TASTED: December 1, 2013... GLASSWARE: standard pilsner...OCCASION: Christmas tree-trimming and decorating... APPEARANCE: clear as crystal golden body; thin, filmy, off-white head; steady effervescence; thick, screening lacing is surprisingly attractive... AROMA: malty base; some bubblegum and dough--not really articulated... PALATE: a bit creamy; crisp and clear--surprisingly smooth...TASTE: woody aftertaste follows a swift, slightly metallically hopped profile; as macro lagers go, inoffensive...OVERALL: a good compliment for the pita chips I'm eating now--palate-cleansing and soft...

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Photo of hoppyboy69
4/5  rDev +36.5%

Photo of cpn920
2.64/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The can that it comes in is it's best attribute IMO, really cool looking can. The color was pale as expected. I didn't note a real distinct flavor that would make it enjoyable to me. Mouth feel was pleasant and finished dry. For it's style it certainly is right on and in the right circumstance, such as a sushi restraunt it has it's place. Just not a favorite style for me.

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3.5/5  rDev +19.5%

Photo of Halcyondays
2.82/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

22 oz. bomber-sized can, says made in Canada,

A: Pours a pale yellow, with a soapy white head, spotty lacing.

S: Nice grassy noble hop aroma with hints of husky grain.

T: Malt and rice, very light flavor. Budweiser-esque with a little more hop character.

M: Light, fizzy, thin finish.

D: A fair lighter lager, lighter than regular Sapporo or Reserve, basically Budweiser with a Japanese label.

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Photo of blue-dream
2.5/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of Greggy
3.42/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Nice yellow color with a touch of sediment. Good 1 fingre head that is slow to recede.

S- Floral, nice malty bouquet, lemon, apricot, touch of lime.

T- Very thin to start, but smooth with slight maltiness, and slight lime finish.

M- Pretty watery, but smooth.

D- If paired with food or a hot day, it would be pretty sessionable, but this is must a touch to thin.

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Photo of Dpatt70
3.5/5  rDev +19.5%

Photo of TheIPAHunter
2.35/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of apu1
4.37/5  rDev +49.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Floydster
2.58/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Tall can from my friend's fridge

Pretty dark brown when poured into mug with a thick head that resembbled a mixture of soap and water

Smell was decent and rice took over the senses in taste as well

Taste does not last long because it is a pretty dry beer

Could drink more than one of these if desired

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Photo of WolfAlynn
2.75/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of SargeC
3.8/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clear gold with a foamy white head.

Smell: Malt, floral hops and butter.

Taste: Sweet malt with a touch of hops. Slightly sour finish. Dry and clean

Mouthfeel: Light-medium body. Slightly waxy finish.

Drinkablity: Tasty Sapporo brew. Slightly crisper than standard Sapporo. Very easy drinking.

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Photo of erjbeer
3.25/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of rdub
2.85/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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Sapporo Original Draft Beer from Sapporo Breweries Ltd.
Beer rating: 2.93 out of 5 with 506 ratings