Brewed by Sapporo Breweries
Style: Pale Lager
Tokyo, Japan


on tap

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RATINGS: 1679   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.

pianotu's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
pianotu (67) - USA - AUG 17, 2009
“Smooth mouth feel” indeed. Though one-dimensional, very balanced and no acidic finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrPrune1962 (1) - - JUN 24, 2016 does not count
Excellent beer and good value of money. Very light beer with any kind of food! I recommended it!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhatCatt (50) - Michigan, USA - JUN 1, 2016
Poured into tumbler, typical pale lager color. Malts with corn flakes, I sense some nice mild tasting barley.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drinking_77 (76) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - MAY 30, 2016
Coming in a very distinctive shiny silver can, it certainly stands out in the off licence. Appearance: The appearance was of a lovely clean looking golden yellow colour, with a pretty good white frothy head on pour Head does die a little, no real lacing Nice carbonation, bubbling along throughout. Is definitely a nice looking beer, even if the head is non existent. Aroma: Not trying to be funny but thought it smelt of shite, ha ha, now I know that’s obviously the sweet rice mixed around with the hops, grains and sweet malts. but Jesus I didn’t like the smell one bit at all, very stinky smell, bit of a generic beer smell too, Japanese style, but not very appealing. Faint initial taste of the malts , not much to saviour, but very clean and smooth, very easy to drink Taste only really kicks in at the back end, with the rice and the grassy hops kicking in Has a slight kick to it alright, can definitely feel the alcohol, sweet and bitter, but not overbearing. Ok beer, not a bad beer, nothing offensive, not much taste, but very smooth and easy to drink, but it would be nice to actually taste some real flavours.......something......anything at all....come on! And not just a bland generic taste of nothingness

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
sjogro (2194) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2016
Bottle shared at Maakun’s. Clear pale golden, sweet malts, rice cooked water, tea. Medium sweet, bitter tail. Under medium body, slick feel, prickly carbonation. Dry finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Maakun (3090) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2016
Bottle shared thanks to sjogro. Clear golden with small white head. Light sweet malts, cardboard, light puke, dust, light caramel, herbal tea. Light sweet and barely any bitterness. Over light bodied.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sissio (1168) - Orsenigo, ITALY - MAY 14, 2016
Can @ home Clear pale, minimal white head Cereals, sweet malts Sweet cereals, malts, thought worse...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Headbanger (3773) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2016
22oz can 5/5/16 (Jewel-Osco Clearance Rack)-40° in Mug-Pours clear golden with a small white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of sweetness, corn and slight malt. Taste of the same. This light bodied brew is not bad as I was expecting worse.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
ZodiacM (718) - NETHERLANDS - APR 29, 2016
Poured from the bottle. A rather malty smelling and tasting beer. Not good, not bad, mediocre beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
CanIHave4Beers (3942) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - APR 25, 2016
Can, shared by me... in the library... just now.
Pours a pale golden color, perfectly clear with lots of little bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass, it’s got a very well retained and attractive fluffy white head.

The aroma is a little tinny and mostly sweet & doughy with a little bit of herbal character to it.

The flavor is fine, I mean it tastes like a above average industrial lager. It’s got a nice bit of herbal bitterness and a pretty defined rice flavor, it’s a touch sweet... but not horribly so, it’s also got a mild fruitiness to it. Honestly the hop character here really carries this beer, it’s pleasant and bitter and just mutes some of the less desirable flavors a touch.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
PintjeFritz (100) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - APR 17, 2016
A nice big can without information about the hops and malts. A golden clear beer without character with a nice white head, the body is thin, light bitter, no smell, no finish, (I have a 0.65l can with batch 0127 and best-before date 16OCT16.)

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