Brewed by Sapporo Breweries
Style: Pale Lager
Tokyo, Japan


on tap

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RATINGS: 1570   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
superspak (2910) - Michigan, USA - DEC 13, 2014
12 ounce bottle into lager glass, E2313G bottle code. Pours slightly hazy pale straw color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of lemon, cracker, light bread, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Okay aromas with good balance of pale malt, rice, earthy hops, and light yeast notes; with poor strength. Taste of lemon, cracker, light bread, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Slight earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, cracker, light bread, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Nice balance and solid robustness of pale malt, rice, earthy hops, and yeast ester flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and fairly dry mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.9%. Overall this is a very solid rice lager style. All around good balance and solid robustness of pale malt, rice, earthy hops, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A pleasantly enjoyable offering.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
mathieuc (1568) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
Pours a clear yellow with a thin white head that transforms pretty quickly into a small rim that doesn’t leave much lacing. Nose is of straw and corn, classic macro but maybe a little tamer even than the average. Taste is lightly fruity with some light cereals and not much else. Still, no cooked veggies or any other defects for that matter. Body is light, carbonation high and prickly. Bland and watery, mindless drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
SardiniaMan (42) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 7, 2014
Pours a gold blond colored body with a white head. A yeast malt hops aroma a yeast with a bitter finish

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
BMA (219) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2014
Golden color with a small white head. Taste and aroma of hops. Medium body. Not that impressive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Obfuscate (133) - Minneapolis, - DEC 5, 2014
I don’t get most beer raters. Beers don’t need to be imperial stouts and IPA’s to be tasty for what they are. Just because it’s macro doesn’t make it automatically bad. Sapporo is a crisp, light, slight citrus on the nose and taste refreshing beer that goes great with food. This is much cleaner and tastier than the standard pale lager. I wouldn’t get a six pack but a big can now and again with some pizza or at a Japanese steakhouse it’s perfect, this is a beer I actually go back to once in a while.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1214) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2014
650ml can from Tesco. Pale golden colour with a thick white head. Light malty aroma, with a taste of malt too.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
momordgz (183) - - NOV 28, 2014
A pale lager with not much to say about it. Watery and not tasty, but refreshing.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
commonmac (447) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Pitcher ordered at Zen Box in Mpls. Commonshawn present. Pale golden color with a healthy but quickly dissipating head. Aroma of grains, grassy, and a mild citrus. Taste is mostly watery with that standard lager, grain flavor. Bitterness hits towards the end like a boring American beer. Non-threatening and timid. In the right situation, you can still probably order something better.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
GreatDane1632 (660) - USA - NOV 23, 2014
A clean crisp lager that is about on par with its American counterparts. Crisp bite goes well with Japanese faire.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
adasko (561) - Poznan, POLAND - NOV 23, 2014
W aromacie słodowo, dosyć słodko. Klarowne, złote, jakieś szczątki lacingu, raczej bez piany. W smaku kiepsko, trochę stęchłe nuty. Brak posmaku.

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