jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - APR 28, 2002
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear,pale yellow. Thin head and lace. Nose is peppery with underlying subtle soft malt and filler. Watery and bland, has something in there that resembles flavor, might be the yeast giving a slight ’fruity’ tone. Thats all folks.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 28, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slight hoppy smell. Clear golden, small head. Bitter, nice after taste. Smooth, pleasant. Average.
Schroppfy (2357) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2002
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not at all bad. Good bitterness, prefer it to some lagers that go for a fake sweetness.
DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2002
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Fizzy yellow water w. a few hops for aroma and a touch of bitterness. Impossible to drink w/o food, water would be more satisfying. Its an acceptable accompaniment to a Korean or Japanese meal when nothing better is available.
chug18799 (36) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - APR 10, 2002
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Not the worst beer, but pretty disappointing given the unusual packing scheme. Brewed with rice as a grain, it’s no surprise this lager’s so tasteless. Highly drinkable b/c it’s so tasteless, Sapporo’s pretty much just a more expensive version of a light american beer (bud, etc.).
Steak (124) - New York, USA - APR 5, 2002
2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
The can was so unique I just had to buy one. A faint hint of flowers in the aroma, which was surprising. So was the color which was a little hazy and darker than what I expected. That said, the taste was basically bland, and the aftertaste was wholly remiscent of the ’american standards’.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - APR 3, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light, clear, odorless, clean freshness. Clean, refreshing flavor, hint of bitterness. Nothing special, overpriced.
zborgerd (187) - Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2002
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This is an average beer. I had it with Sushi last night. It is a bit on the light side, but tastes surprisingly like a typical American ale. Crisp, not too bitter, but a bit bland. Not too hoppy, which is a plus for this type of beer. I’ll ask for Sapporo Black next time instead.
IslandHaole (1086) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - MAR 26, 2002
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2004 Typical crystal clear Japanese Lager. A bit more gold color than Kirin. Foamy but short lived head. Good hop nose, average lager smell. Crisp feel but a sweet rice (no joke here) taste. Refreshing after 3 darker brews but not spectacular. It is quite good on tap and eases the pain of a tad too much wasabi with your sashimi. One of my regular brews while in Japan.
Z28Jersey99 (13) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I liked this beer. went down good, wasnt the most flavorful but still decent