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Sapporo EdelpilsSapporo Edelpils

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Sapporo Breweries Ltd.

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Naerhu on 02-14-2003

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 8
Reviews by vikingmike:
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3.42/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I'm hoping that my rating isn't skewed upwards here. Finding craft brew in Japan can be a unique challenge, especially if you live in a medium-sized city as I do, and that fact that this beer is a mild but welcome reprieve from the hordes of widely available, yawn-inducing Japanese macros may have sent my rating numbers a bit higher.

Anyway, this beer was marketed to beer drinkers who actually care, or possibly to convert Asahi super dry drinkers onto something better. The can boasts of its hop content and has a diagram describing a proper pour. Nice! Pouring it into a pilsner glass, I noticed that there was a lot more head retention than in other Japanese beers. The colour was a nice straw yellow. Powerful aroma on this one...hops and phenolics. The taste had a clean, crisp bitterness that reminds that drinker that this is, in fact, a BEER. It went down very easily with a clean aftertaste.

I could enjoy several of these in succession. Much better than most Japanese "premium" offerings. I hope it sets a precedent.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of nmwhitehead
3.89/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of intoxabroad
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of rickdude
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Beerman1977
3/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of donnebaby
3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear light gold body with medium bubbles and a tight foam cap. Flakey lacing. Strong pilsener wort whiffs with the head up, fading to next to nothing without.

Taste is pilsener, with clean bitter hops over wide, rich malts. The hop taste is beginning to finish--and quite impressive. Medium body and medium carbonation accented the hops.

Very drinkable and somewhat unique pilsener--and far better than the normal Sapporo black label beer. Worth seeking out.

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Photo of Naerhu
5/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Ingredients: malts, hops

Two fingers of fine white head, clear golden body with fine bubbles. Lace coats the glass. The floral aroma of hops jump out of the glass. You can almost taste the firm bitterness from the aroma. The malt takes a back seat to the hops. This is how I imagine taking a bite out of a bouquet of flowers would taste.

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Photo of SargeC
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clear gold brew with a rustic looking white head. Nice looking carbonation

Smell: Good hop presence, crisply aromatic.

Taste: Strong malty backbone with a well balanced hop presence. Excellent finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body. Good consistency that is very satisfying.

Drinkablity: One of my favorite Japanese premiums. Rich and solid flavor combines with excellent drinkability.

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Sapporo Edelpils from Sapporo Breweries Ltd.
3.92 out of 5 based on 8 ratings.
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