Brewed by Sapporo Breweries
Style: Premium Lager
Tokyo, Japan
Serve in Lager glass


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RATINGS: 323   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.48   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Sapporo Reserve is a super premium lager brewed almost twice as long as other competing brands. Reserve is brewed with only finest European barley, and the most select European hops.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2013
22 ounce can. Pours a clear golden color with a large foamy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of sweet malts, dust, cereal grains, tinny hops. The taste is toasted grain, cardboard, grassy hops, corny finish. Thin-Medium bodied. Meh.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
ryanfolty (2017) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - MAR 6, 2013
March 6, 2013 - 22 ounce can from Randalls. Clear golden pour with big head that lasted a bit and spotty lacing. Aroma was faint but some malt. Taste was grainy and malty with a slight metallic finish. If this is the Reserve, I canít imagine what the regular is like, hahaha.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
adnielsen (10028) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Big fucking canned @ home picked up at Argonaut for $2.99. Pours a clear burnt orange appearance with a fluffy, off white head. Somewhat herbal, woody hoppy, toasted malty aroma. Thereís some hops in the flavor but thereís a dull, woody, sweet malty, lightly fruity, light white grape flavor. Not as good as the regular Sapporo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lemke10 (867) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Pours a very clear and pale yellow color. Barley malt is very evident in itís scent hinting that this might have a cheap beer taste. The taste is mild and rather malty. Rather simple and nothing all that special considering itís from Japan. Something new to try from a different country, but considering itís taste...you could go with Pabst Blue Ribbon and not be missing much.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
finn1918 (222) - Georgia, USA - DEC 27, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2013 Bought simply because the can was so appealing at the top of the shelf. 22 oz can of Reserve was the same price as the regular version, so I went with the Reserve. Pours a very slightly hazy orange/yellow with a large force-carbonated head that recedes to nothing and leaves almost no lacing. Aroma is essentially non-existent. Taste is not too far from a standard American lager; tastes like itís adjunct-laden even though itís all-malt. Decent drinking, but way overpriced for what it is. Neat can, at least. Also note that although the company is Japanese, this is brewed in and imported from Canada.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
solidfunk (4979) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Not bad. A little taste of grain and crisp finish. A little bitterness even, though tinged with chemical. Donít remember seeing this while I lived in Japan. Big weird Sapporo can.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Serving: Can. It pours a light gold color with a stark white head. The nose is pretty light with a touch of grain and malt sweetness. Itís crisp on the tongue but there isnít much in the way of flavor. A hint of grain, malt, and a touch of light honey sweetness balanced with a slight bitterness. Light body with high carbonation and a clean finish. Certainly not remarkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BrewBoxer (2398) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Can. Tan fizzy looking color. Smells sweet with hints of rice and malt. Weird aftertaste. Eh ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
beaz1591 (238) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 7, 2012
Poured into lager glass. Clear gold with pillow top head and great lacing. Smell of malts. Light taste that finishes clean. Its OK.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Headbanger (3500) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2012
16.6 oz can Old Notes-Pours a clear golden with a nice white head. Aroma of corn, sweetness, and grain. Taste of the same. This light bodied brew is not too shabby. Well balanced and quite tasty.

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