Brewed by Sapporo Breweries
Style: Pale Lager
Tokyo, Japan


on tap

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1585   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 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Franckg (195) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 23, 2014
Rien d’extraordinaire ici. Une grosse bière hyper commerciale, sans trop de goût pour pouvoir les vendre à si bas prix

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
YantarCoast (286) - Moscow, RUSSIA - DEC 20, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2014 135ml can, bought from somewhere in Japan. Labelled as "Sapporo Black Label". Best before date is 12/09 - five year ago! Pours pale yellow. Aroma is grassy. Taste follows aroma, also there is a hint of rice. For such an old lager it is surprisingly good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
drdisque (595) - Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2014
From a (Guelph) can. Initial flavor is really nice, well balanced, crisp lager with no off flavors. However, as it warmed up and I got towards the bottom of the can, more adjunct flavors came through. Got off to a strong start, but really just a slightly above average macro-lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sudomorph (768) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2014
650ml can. Pours a clear golden with a one finger, white head that fades quickly. Aroma has notes of grain, lager yeast, traditional hops, and a touch of caramel. Taste matches the aroma. Grain and traditional hops. Medium body and carbonation. Refreshing in the mouth. Overall pretty standard put great with lunch.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
orange_3084 (126) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 17, 2014
Clear golden colour with thin white head. Faint aroma - a slightly sweet grainy character with some spicy floral notes. Clean. Body is watery and taste is again clean. Slightly metallic. Inoffensive, but no real character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
superspak (2992) - 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 (1656) - 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 (223) - 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 (160) - 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.

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