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

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RATINGS: 315   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.48   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
beaz1591 (237) - 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.


2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HuskerTan (459) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Can. A- Cereal, corn, malty, grassy. A- Golden color, clear liquid, white head. T- Corn, slightly sweet, malty, cereal, watery. P- Light body, average texture, average carbonation, crisp finish. O- Couldn’t tell much difference from the normal Sapporo. Still boring and just another lager.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stevendoel (26) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Traditional nose and pale appearance, slightly more malty than the original Sapporo but still tastes like your usual Asian pale lager. -- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
cleverlobo (315) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Can; clear gold with small white head; aroma-hay, cooked vegetables; taste-no sweetness, minimal bitterness, light, fizzy. Standard Asian Lager

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Bierkrug (2131) - Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, GERMANY - MAR 5, 2014
Can 22 oz in Pompano Beach, FL Pours with a largish, foamy, off-white head covering a deep yellow body. Aroma is a bit of wheat and maybe a little corn, with a fruity note at the end. Ultra thin mouthfeel. A little bit spicy and metallicy. There is also an odd apple taste to the beer. Interesting Japanese lager.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
ChrisSc (184) - Lille, FRANCE - FEB 6, 2014
22 oz can into tulip. Appearance: pale golden in color. Massive foamy head with lacing. Aroma: sweet malts. Grains. Taste: Mildly sweet. Flavorless. Palate: thin Overall. Beer from japan, I guess.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ben4321 (3784) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Location: Uchi - Houston, 12/9/13

Aroma: It has a light nose of pale malt, and some light hops
Appearance: It pours a clear gold color with a white head
Flavor: The taste is light and drinkable, similar to the nose, typical flavor for the style
Palate: The body is light, it has an alright mouthfeel, and a short finish
Overall Impression: Overall, this is a fine example of the style, but ceertainly no more than a mediocre beer.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tonkun (768) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle. Golden pour with a good white head. Grain with some sweetness and spice. But no surupyness. Bigger than normal. Tastier but light enough to go with sashimi. Actually pretty good.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
eRock_2013 (206) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2014
Well this is an "intriguing" premium lager, also is definitely better than average. Begins with an exceptional appearance, a solid gold color with a fluffy head and a great deal of lacing. Aroma is mild but distinctive, malty but also some floral sweetness. Taste likewise is somewhat subdued but a fresh and clean pale malty flavor. A full mouthfeel, although doesn't feel very carbonated despite the amount of lacing. Finishes smooth but also dry. Overall, a good pale lager, but nothing Japanese about it as far as I can tell, considering its made with all malt and imported European hops. A successful imitation of a quality European lager I suppose. Btw i'm amused by the previous reviewers' fascination with the unusually large and durable cans this beer is packaged in. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
foyle (224) - Wyoming, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Appearance: pours a thin head that recedes quickly. Lots of streaming carbonation and bubbles clinging to the sides of the glass. Color is a deep golden. Mild lacing. Aroma: rich aroma of toasted malt, a bit of grassiness and some hop spice. Very pleasant aroma. Mouthfeel: slightly heavier than most lagers, has a fullness in the mouth feel, almost some wine like characteristics. Finish is dry. Flavor: nice combination that mirrors the aroma. Toasted white bread, some grassy flavors, and some mild lingering hop bitterness.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
wildbeercat (353) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 28, 2013
22 oz / 650mL indestructible can into a pint glass. Served cold. Aroma: Mild sour bread malt. Just a touch of hop. Appearance: Clear dark gold body with a moderate foamy white head. Taste: Moderate bready malt. Slight metallic twinge. No hop profile. Palate: Light-medium body. Short finish. Overall: Just a bready lager. Not bad, just nothing that stands out.


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