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Brewed by Sapporo Breweries
Style: Pale Lager
Tokyo, Japan

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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.49   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Brewed with carefully selected ingredients, Sapporo Classic is an eminently drinkable flavor extravagance.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wombata (379) - Kobe, JAPAN - OCT 4, 2009
Appearance: Straw yellow. Aroma: Interesting earthy and floral hops. Flavor: Moderate hop bittering and carbonation initially dominate the mild malt which shows some apple/pear/grapefruit and grain flavors on the mid-palate. Soft bittering hops carry through the finish Comment: The hop/malt balance is better than many all malt Japanese beers in that hop bittering isn’t hidden by sweet malt giving the impression of being a bit drier. The downside is that the malt is a bit thin, though I prefer this to sweeter beers that lack bitterness. A good tingly carbonation combined with the hops make this an OK, light summer lager. A bit better than I expected.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KyotoLefty (6176) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 3, 2009
Can. Brewed in Hokkaido, and only available here. An all-malt lager. Light golden color, usual. A nice, full-malt, slightly sweet aroma. Fruity with decent hops in there. Very fruity, slightly sweet, full malt flavor, with decent hops. Pretty nice tasting beer. Better malt flavor and fruitier than Ebisu, with less hops than it has, but still ok. It is reminiscent of Sapporo Black label, but lighter, hoppier, and with the a full malt taste. Not bad at all for a regular ¥207.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
imdownthepub (10007) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2009
Tin, 500ml in a Chinese Restaurant in York. Yellow gold with fizzed white head. Firstly its great to seek out an unexpected rating, it takes the edge off even bad beer, and this is bad. Corny with wet cardboard notes, super cold to cut through the hot spices. Time and place I suppose.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
probstblueribbon (2871) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2009
500 ml can from Japan (thanks Pa!), shared with Luc, served cold in a tulip glass. MA26/09.

App.: Clear golden with a nice white froth. Aroma: Straight-forward malts with some wet hay and grass, slightly citrus hops. Palate: Medium body and fairly soft carbonation, smooth like a Pils. Flav.: Light cereal and malt, light Saaz hops – kinda grassy and peppery; dry with some bitterness, nice light malt finish.

A very drinkable lager.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (9770) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 30, 2009
Golden lager with a thick white head. A crisp malt aroma with grainy notes and German hops. In mouth, a light biscuitty malt with german hops, a bit oily in mouthfeel. Medium bodied. 500 mL can fshared rom probstk, May 26 2009.

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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
beerfest5 (1137) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 8, 2009
Wow, this was the tastiest beer ive ever had, oh wait, no.....its terrible.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - FEB 22, 2009
Normalissima e piuttosto pessima lager giapponese bevuta al ristorante giapponese vicino all’università a Torino. Dopo siamo andati a fare il giro in barca sul Po.

1.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
BEERGUY007 (206) - Scotia, New York, USA - DEC 7, 2008
light in color, no real flavor, except maybe a little skunk. Dont bother. Typical Asian macrobrew.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
JuStuka (201) - Edo De Mex, MEXICO - SEP 1, 2008
Well nothing special in this beer, another lager, it’s no bad, it’s good for refreshing in a hot sunny day.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
motelpogo (6309) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 17, 2008
canned. pale golden, fizzy, faint apple tang but otherwise pretty indiscernible from their other 5% lager offerings


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