Brewed by Sapporo Breweries
Style: Pale Lager
Tokyo, Japan


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RATINGS: 1609   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.22   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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Bule (1108) - California, USA - MAR 9, 2015
12oz bottle pours a golden color with some frothy head. Nothing good in this beer. A struggle to get it down.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
willisread (600) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 8, 2015
A little more flavor than the US macros but still a boring pale lager by any means judged.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
tderoeck (5794) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 2, 2015
14/II/15 - 50cl can @ RBBWG IV (Beerlover_Ben’s place) - BB: 13/VI/15 (2015-183) Thanks to ElManana for sharing the can!

Clear pale yellowish beer, small irregular white head, unstable, bit adhesive. Aroma: grains, stable, cow fodder, watery, pretty dirty. MF: ok carbon, medium to light body. Taste: very malty, grains, sweet, corn flakes, little bitter. Aftertaste: hoppy touch, very grainy, malts, unpleasant, bit dirty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
TheFoamhead (163) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 27, 2015
Thirsty? This one fits. Linger for some taste? Forget about it! They talk about an irresitible perfectly balanced taste. Well, nothing wrong with that statement - the little taste is balanced and suits everybody as no one will find negative taste notes. Hope somebody will find any taste notes... This Japanese beer? Give me a Saké!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
Erzengel (5062) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - FEB 26, 2015
Brewed under licence in the EU, 4.7%. Malty fresh beginning. Easy to drink, slightly grainy sweetish, not much body. The aftertaste is thin, grainy-sweetish, only hints of bitterness, not to deep. A bit artificial, but there is according to the ingredients no corn inside...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
fajry (982) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 22, 2015
Fľaša. Zlatá fara, biela pena. Vôňa sladká, kukuričná, jemne chmel. Telo prázdnejšie, sladké, v pozadí veľmi ľahká horkosť. Pivo nič moc.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Alfradique2 (8) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - FEB 22, 2015 does not count
Uma cerveja normal, mas ainda melhor que o padrăo Brasileiro, refrescante e um pouco mais amarga que as convencionais.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrankoBoldizar (2) - SLOVENIA - FEB 20, 2015 does not count
Light beer - i like it at ewening by the TV! The Can is oustanding :)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ruigo (1442) - PORTUGAL - FEB 20, 2015
A regular lager to go along with a meal with friends. Not much to point out on a rather simple beer. Not much carbonation or head but a rather lively beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
teromous (119) - - FEB 17, 2015
The can says this beer is imported, but it also says it was brewed and canned in Ontario, Canada. So it was technically imported but not from Japan.

Appearance: Perfectly transparent gold body with a thin fluffy white head. Not the greatest head retention or lacing.

Aroma: There is not much aroma here. I get that "lager aroma" when I open the can but nothing discernible in the glass. I won’t rate it a 1 because it doesn’t smell bad...it just doesn’t smell like anything.

Taste: Not much flavor here...a bit of a woody flavor as odd as that sounds.

Mouthfeel: There is an odd astringency in this beer, but it is very dry.

Overall: It wasn’t an enjoyable beer to drink. The can was really cool looking though...

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