Sapporo | Sleeman Breweries Ltd.

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2.86/5
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33 Ratings
SapporoSapporo
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sleeman Breweries Ltd.
Ontario, Canada
sleeman.com

Style: Japanese Rice Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Subliminal64 on 07-06-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,232
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
33
pDev:
16.78%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of BenHoppy
2.67/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Inglewood
2.24/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Urk1127
3.34/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
2.91/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of FBarber
2.53/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours completely clear and very crisp. Bright gold, almost yellow in color. Thick pillowy bright white head dissipates steadily but not completely. Some sticky white lacing is left on the glass.

Smell has some notes of grain, sweet corn, a touch of floral hops, overall very subtle and mild.

Taste is quite watery actually. Everything is watered down but you get some notes of grain, rice, corn, and a hint of floral hops on the back half. Beer is surprisingly sweet.

Fizzy carbonation, sticky sweet coating sensation in the mouth. Beer is heavier than you'd expect given how watery and light the flavors are. Dry finish.

Overall this is an alright beer -the flavors and feel are too imbalanced - of the beer is going to be this heavy and coating, then I want more flavor, or if its going to be really light, then it better feel light.

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Photo of fthegiants
3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of matcris
3.22/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pale, yellow, and fizzy. A little grain in the aroma, and flavor. Mildly bready malt. Light feel, and body, with full carbonation. Pretty much like any BMC.

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Photo of Rickjamesstich
3.09/5  rDev +8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sdm9465
3.12/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dcotom
3.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ikidunot
2.94/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TWStandley
1.43/5  rDev -50%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Greywulfken
2.68/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Watery and inoffensive, as pale on the palate as you'd expect, with some mild rice and grain impressions. Certainly not a beer I'd drink other than for the tick. Best served with food.

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Photo of fortyfield
3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Brew_Darrymore
3.36/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chuckgietzen
2.88/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Userme59
3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Sabre311
3.11/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of headlessparrot
2.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Kiro
2.37/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of poppollutesminds
2.47/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
2.46/5  rDev -14%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BCborn
2.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Exeter
3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of archyquaffer
3.48/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The can says nothing about Sleeman Breweries, Ltd., but says that it's brewed by Sapporo in Ontario. It's been ages since I've had this beer. The can is different- very well-made and sturdy. It also has seams and appears to be made much like old-timey cans.

A moderate pour into a shaker pint produces a frothy one inch head. The beer is pale golden with moderate carbonation. Light floral hops and some DMS aroma are perceivable but not excessive. The flavor is more complex than I imagined it would be, with lots of graininess as you might expect, but also herbal hops, citrus, and maybe even a touch of cherry.

This was sold in a single 22 ounce can for 3-something. Overall, this is a pretty decent adjunct lager.

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Sapporo from Sleeman Breweries Ltd.
Beer rating: 2.86 out of 5 with 33 ratings