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Sapporo Original Draft Beer | Sapporo Breweries Ltd.

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Sapporo Original Draft BeerSapporo Original Draft Beer
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-24-2001

BEER STATS
Reviews:
104
Ratings:
482
Avg:
2.92
pDev:
46.92%
 
 
Wants:
17
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For Trade:
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Reviews: 104 | Ratings: 482
Reviews by notchucknorris:
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3.26/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pale golden color with a huge and wispy white head that turns pretty cobwebby as it goes down.

S: Light citrus aroma, grain, horse blanket and fritos. Not exactly appetizing.

T: It's actually not that bad. There isn't a lot of flavor here, but it's crisp and clean and doesn't get incredibly undrinkable as it warms. One of the better lagers in mass production. Light citrus and pale malts along with the slightest bit of grassy hops.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Brenden
3.01/5  rDev +3.1%
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 cam477
2.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of CavemanRamblin
2.82/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of withliterature
2.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of BeerDreadz
2.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

I buy this beer today,does not have any date on the bottle and other thing that i found interesting is that the bottle says "japan's oldest brand" but the one that i have was brew in Canada.. I put the beer on a mug. It have a gold color with a white head that leaves inmediatlyThe smell is nothing to be impress about.Good taste ,i taste like honey just i little bit but is there. This beer would be good will fish. I would drink this beer again.

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Photo of Todd
3.35/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: Big old 22oz silver sculpted can -- I love these things. Batch number, no freshess date.

Appearance: Pale yellow liquid with a very lively carbonation level. This forms a thin white lace that remains consistent for most of the brew.

Smell: Rather clean in its aroma with faint grain and floral hops.

Taste: Crisp and refreshing. Body is light, mouthfeel is a bit creamy due to the carbonation. Immediately there's a wonderful lemon/lime hop bitterness and mild sharpness that flushes and wakes the palate, its flavour lingers for a bit, then contributes a small dose of dryness on the palate. Malt flavours are very light with a balancing sweetness that is spot on for this type of brew. As the beer warms, malt flavours become more pronounced but I recommend drinking this beer cold. Finishes with faint residuals of both hop and malt characters.

Notes: This is the same beer that is sold in 12 and 16oz sizes, however we have to give the can it's due respect. Hands down, this brew is at the top of the list for some of the better mainstream lagers imported into the US. Goes extremely well with Asian dishes, working as an ideal palate cleanser.

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Photo of TODD-HANKS
2.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of Dalia
4.5/5  rDev +54.1%

Photo of abrasivefinn
3.5/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of GreenMountainBoy
3/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of olradetbalder
1.75/5  rDev -40.1%

Photo of SudsSurfer
3/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of GuidedByVoices
3.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of ant1
2.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of dankjohn
3.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of sammy44
3.05/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tried this at a Thai place that was out of Tsingtao. Not a bad beer. I think I preferred this greatly over Asahi.

Pours a hugely carbonated pale yellow that is transparent. Nothing really exciting about it. Not a lot of nose, a little citrus but mostly a clean aroma (probably because of the rice).

Tasted good and clean, a little sweet and a little citrus. Very refreshing, especially when drank with a sticky hot Thai dish (I had this with my shrimp coconut soup and red curried duck).

Lots of fizz in the mouth from the extreme carbonation. I kind of liked it.

Very drinkable, I could have had several but since we were just out for dinner I had to settle for two.

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Photo of DannyBaldoni
4/5  rDev +37%

Photo of Mantooth
3/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Timmuh
3/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of StevenBilodeau
3.7/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is a mystery! But finally I got the urge to get this at my job, and take it home. Awesome beer! Nice gold color, sweet malt, foamy white head, decent lacing, floral or buttery taste that lingers, kind of waxy after taste, and very drinkable. This beer is one of the few that I have encountered better out of a can!

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Photo of williamjbauer
2.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of valkyre65
4/5  rDev +37%

Photo of IchLiebeBierZu
3/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of JIMTRK16
3.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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Sapporo Original Draft Beer from Sapporo Breweries Ltd.
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