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


on tap

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RATINGS: 337   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (15664) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 10, 2005
Light amber colour. Light pale malt, fusel and grassy hop aroma. Mild bitterness from noble varieties, light pale malt sweetness and macroish acidity on the palate. Why are so many macrobrews tart like this?

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
bhensonb (14094) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 19, 2007
Aroma of light grass and noticeable malt. Orange tinged gold coor with a white head that collapsed, but left some lacing. Medium+ mouthfeel; low carbonation; sort of a warm malt foundation, and there is definitely some decent pilsener type hop in the finish. If it was not quite so malty, and had a bit more hop, Iíd think it actually was a pilsener. Way better than Bud.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tmoney99 (13473) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2006
Can 22oz. Clear light amber with large white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate sweet aroma. Light to medium body. Light sweet flavor with light sweet finish of short duration. Soft drinkable beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (13235) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 30, 2004
(22oz can) First off, I find it hard to believe that Iím drinking a beer from a can -- I mean, itís a cool looking can, but it explicitly says itís a "Malt Liquor." Big white foamy head atop a crystal clear straw body. Aroma is mild sweet, grassy, cereal. Taste is mild sweet, cereal up top, before turning mildly bitter grassy mid-tongue and into the swallow. Watery body.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2010
(650ml can, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a clear yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of metal, corn, huskiness, and candy corn. Flavor of metal, stale crackers, and corn.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Drake (11791) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 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 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
DSG (11600) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 7, 2016
Can sample at a tasting at Maxís place. Thanks kerenmk. Yellow with a small white head. Aroma of oxidation, cardboard, grape juice. Sweetish flavor with graininess, cardboard, and a faint bitterish note in the finish. Light-bodied.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dogbrick (11513) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 21, 2006
Can served at Genjiís in Midland, MI. Pours golden amber with a medium creamy off-white head with pretty good lacing. Aroma of corn and malt. Body is typical for a "premium" lager, not too light but not rich either. Unassertive malt and hops flavors donít really register, but at the same time it is flavorful enough to not be bland. The finish is mildly hoppy. Drinkable, especially with spicy Japanese food but I wouldnít bother with this otherwise.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 08/09/2001
Mode: Can
Source: Wild Wing Cafe, Marietta

dark yellow, frothy head, slight skunk aroma (from a can?), light malt flavor, touch of bitterness, not bad

Aroma: 3/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 3/10; Palate: 3/10; Overall: 7/20
Rating: 1.8/5.0
Score: *+/4
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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
daknole (10872) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 26, 2008
Tasting at Brewtopia. Reserve?? What??? Piss poor. Yellow beer. White head. Aromas of corn, malt, slight hops. Nasty flavor. I don’t get it. PREMIUM? HELL NO.

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