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Brewed by Sapporo Breweries
Style: Pale Lager
Tokyo, Japan

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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.93   EST. CALORIES: 119   ABV: 3.96%
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Low in calories, low in carbohydrates, gentle, smooth, and elegant in flavor, Sapporo Light represents the most advanced evolution of light beer.


0.7
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2610) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2006
Peppery or dusty, somewhat grassy hop aroma, maybe cobwebs? Seems like notes of rice. Very bland, very much like water, with almost no discernible hop or malt notes - I’ve had several pale lagers recently, and have become rather attuned to them - this is the emptiest of all the ones I’ve tried of late. Very weak, watery finish. A vague sweetness around the middle as I get deeper into it, but that’s it. Straw gold, weak head.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
nick76 (4304) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 14, 2006
The aroma has detectable hop and malt but still not much there. The appearance is pale gold with a small head. The flavor is sweet malt with mild bitterness. The palate is thin. There is nothing bad about this beer but it’s very blah.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
oldrtybastrd (3222) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2005
Pours a nice light golden yellow. Aromas of hops, grass, and maybe corn. Taste is crisp with a nice mellow hop flavor. Still better than Bud/Coors/Miller light products.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2005
Grainy adjunct skunkiness (corn and rice) with timid floral hop notes and a weak-sister watered-down metallic finish ...only just saved by the fact that I had to share this 12oz’er with my brother.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2005
The aroma of this yellow lager (with a nice frothy head - for a while) is too faint for much of a rating, some mild floral hops with little trace of malt. Watery. The flavor is a faint bready malt with little trace of hops. The finish is fresh water all the way.

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2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bolt (117) - Boulder Creek, California, USA - OCT 26, 2005
Wow, this is very nice. Surpasses any of the Light beers I’m used to. Went well with grilled chicken and sox game. Never a bad moment with good Japanese Beer. Japan has it going on with brewing very good stuff. Price here at the time is a little high, but I will buy again. Thanks!

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - SEP 15, 2005
Actually has a hint of hops in the aroma. Body is better than most light beers. Still rather gassy though. Nearly no flavor.

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
jimhilt (2456) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 29, 2005
Pours a white, four finger-head that vanishes almost instantly leaving no lace. Clear, golden amber. Very light carbonation and very light bodied. Nose is faintly skunky. Starts skunky, not much taste hops and malts don’t seem to be here, watery, boring finish. There are far better lights - SA light is one. $1.19 for a 12oz bottle from Northend Superette Manchester, NH.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2005
Pour is clear yellow with a dense thin white head...smell is indeed cabbage with hints of grass and maybe mint and skunky...taste is lightly metallic with some sour malty notes with a mildly vegetable finish...

0.6
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUN 21, 2005
Congrats to the Japanese, with this beer they have proven that a beer can be made WORSE than any other macroswill. The aroma is VILE. It STINKS. The flavor is just as bad.


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