Brewed by Sapporo Breweries
Style: Pale Lager
Tokyo, Japan


on tap

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1700   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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.

DrnkMcDermott's rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
DrnkMcDermott (3007) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
minutemat (4421) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2016
330ml 4.7% bottle @ Umai, the new Japanese restaurant in town. Pours clear gold, white head. Lightly sweet malt aroma. Taste is light, lightly sweet malts, medium body. Perfectly fine pale lager, exactly as intended.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Bosskie (764) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2016
Golden colour, clear, with a weak white head. Smell is rather nonexistent. Very subtle apple sweetness. Hintnof bitterness. Tastebis relatively full. Light bitterness, some medicine, fresh. OK alternative to water.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UFleku (46) - SOUTH KOREA - OCT 17, 2016
Appearance : clear yellow with white foam Aroma : grain malt Taste : grain cereal slightly hop Palate : light body average carbonation Japan pale lager

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
R4N5H (828) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 8, 2016
33cl bottle at Cheek By Jowl, Singapore on 23-Sep-2016. Clear pale amber with a small white head. Aroma of grain and sweet malt. Light body and carbonation. Light sweetness, grain, pale malts and cereal. Its still a pale lager, but a good one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4656) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 7, 2016
Coors calls itself the silver bullet but I think this can is much closer to the mark. Typical deep gold with a thick fizzy head look. The aroma is sweet grains with a very slight hop bite. It’s your run of the mill well made macro-lager if you drink it with that in mind, or without thinking about it too much, it’ll be fine.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mR_fr0g (9514) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2016
Big can from Tesco. A crystal clear golden coloured pour with a small fading white head. Aroma is sweet malts, honey, apple and cinnamon. Flavour is composed of light sweet malts, nutty, honey, apple little mineral. Palate is semi sweet, light thin, moderate carbonation. Not terrible.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sledutah (7060) - Utah, USA - OCT 5, 2016
12oz bottle from the state store
Pours clear light golden with a small white head, good lacing. Aroma is doughy, pale malts and citrus. Flavor of straw, cereal and sour grains

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
climberbob (447) - Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2016
Draft in a Japanese restaurant in Arlington VA. Pale yellow no head. Minimal malt aroma. Sweet rice or corn mixed w malt. No hop profile at all. Bland overpriced macro suds. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
AirForceHops (6281) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 16, 2016
Can at my local Chinese restaurant. Clear piss yellow color, thin lasting white head. Aroma isn’t much, rice and weak lager yeast.

When it was cold it wasn’t offensive. Rice, shunky yeast, and weak grain. As it warmed it slowly got unpleasant. Bad yeast, strange bitterness. Thin body, high carbonation level. Drink cold (if you really feel the need).

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
teamsale (193) - Washington, USA - SEP 9, 2016
On tap. Pours a clear yellow with no head or lacing. Smells like rust. Tastes much better than the smell with a good pale lager flavor. Ideal balance. Leaves little to no aftertaste. Great if this is what you’re in the mood for.

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