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Brewed by Sapporo Breweries
Style: Pale Lager
Tokyo, Japan

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1492   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.21   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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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.


0.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
obxdude10 (2027) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2002
Horrible brew from Japan, I guess this is their version of Bud, pissy light yellow color, very little head, smelled skunky, tasted pretty much like bubbly water, I’m glad I had the chance to buy only a single can of this crap

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
akinm (282) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 28, 2002
not very smooth. it is just watered down and it is a real shame too because i ordered the large bottle, boy did ii regret that move.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 26, 2002
Clear yellow. Small frothy white head. Light carbonation. Crisp aroma, some notes of adjuncts and husky malts. Faint sulfur. Sharp, carbonated mouthfeel followed by a husky sweet aftertaste. Mineral notes. Abrasive and rough. Mildly bitter. Zero hop aroma and flavor. Hops? We don’t need no stinking hops. Quenching and refreshing, but so is H2O. Flavor fades and this becomes even more boring and uninteresting. Stripped of flavor and character. Why don’t they just sell this in brown, wide mouthed, plastic bottles and label it ’Miller Lite, Osaka Style’. The phrase on the bottle ’Cold filtered and pure filled’ should’ve been a clue. What the hell is ’pure filled’?

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - JUL 25, 2002
Slightly better than its counterpart Asahi, but not much. Still tastes horribly like water, has little body, and is unappetizing. Only the body and appearance give it an edge in my opinion. Quite dissatisfied.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2002
weird asian beer, drank it at asian karoke with my asian friends. Weird night

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
eczematic (1319) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - JUL 25, 2002
Utterly flavourless, but at least smooth. Not as industrial as Kirin, but that’s not saying a lot. Lightly malty palate. At least it’s not sweet.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JMerritt (1775) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2002
Not impressed. At least Bud is easy drinking. This was anything but smooth.

2.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
WastedYouthBrew (143) - Phila (Home of Geno's Steaks), Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2002
I have yet to taste a jap beer that has any kind of balls, and Sapporo most certainly its not one of them. Very light beer with a bland after taste, the can is cool but I have to draw the line there.

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 20, 2002
Theres a reason the Japanese arent known for there beer. This is Japanese Bud, maybe a tad more flavorfull, but not as smooth. Dont like it.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
k2 (146) - USA - JUL 20, 2002
cool can, no flavor or finish


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