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Brewed by Sapporo Breweries
Style: Pale Lager
Tokyo, Japan

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1603   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.22   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Marketed as Sapporo Draft Beer in Japan and Europe, and as Premium Beer in North America.
Some of Sapporo’s production for the North American market is produced by Sleeman in Guelph, which is owned by Sapporo.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lasonovich (151) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 20, 2003
Not as clean and crisp as asahi super dry. but its still a good drop. Quite dry and easy drinking make it a good all round beer.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ancherrera (162) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2003
Boring beer but good with Sushi. Crisp, light and refreshing. Does not compete with the mild flavors of the food.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2003
Fizzy, pale yellow with a loose head. Funky Heineken-type smell with some peppery notes as well. Bland and watery flavor. Must be consumed with food otherwise cloying adjunct flavors do build on the tongue. Good with sushi because you don't really want any competing flavors and this beer doesn't have much.

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - OCT 16, 2003
hmm...not a whole lot going on here. seemed a bit bitter or something. I didn't much care for it.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
DrnkMcDermott (2870) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2003 22 oz. can. Um, so this is “dry?” Really? There's a nice smell when you first flip the can tab, but it doesn't carry over into the taste. Less malt taste to come through, which makes me think of adjuncts. Sure enough, the taste is gone as soon as I swallow. I suppose it would go good with food, but so would an instant iced tea. “Draft” should imply that it’s filtered instead of pasteurized, but I get none of that here. Just barley water.

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - OCT 10, 2003
this style has a bunch of winners in it i can see. This one is no different. pretty useles..

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jtw (1136) - farmington, Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2003
from a can, unfortunately. that aside, i loved the aroma upon opening, malty fruity & citrusy with a light hops nose. it's too bad that the aroma is really the best part of this beer. it's very delicate with a few subtleties in the finish, but overall too light and bland to be a favorite. it's just a good japanese version of a American Standard, really.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 2, 2003
Bottle. Pours yellow with a moderate white head that lingered well (I just have to say that beers that are this particular color of yellow scare me a little bit). Aroma is malty, slightly soapy and has a mild hoppiness as well. Flavor is pretty good, malts with bitter hops coming on next and a lingering astringent finish. Palate is light and nicely carbonated. A decent lager and well suited for accompanying flavorful food.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
scoobyluv (511) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 2, 2003
had this from a can. for some reason, maybe because it's foreign, i thought it would be spectacular. it wasn't. this is not even as good as a killians. more like a friggin' michelob. entirely unimpressive

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JoeM500 (1906) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - SEP 17, 2003
Darft beer, but from a bottle....premium, even! This is less grainy than the "reserve", but lighter in body and confidence. Chug it with a burger, but don't expect a whole lot of flavor. Just slightly less adjuncty than it's American brothers.


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