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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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (12361) - 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?

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
bu11zeye (11940) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (11452) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 30, 2004
(22oz can) First off, I find it hard to believe that I’m drinking a beer from a can -- I mean, it’s a cool looking can, but it explicitly says it’s 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.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
bhensonb (10935) - 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, I’d think it actually was a pilsener. Way better than Bud.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
kp (10886) - 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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2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tmoney99 (10576) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
hopscotch (9113) - Indian River County, Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2004
Clear, straw-colored lager with a medium-sized, fizzy, white head. Malty, floral aroma. Thin flavor. Light-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. Short, crisp, clean finish. Boring.

1.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
daknole (9052) - 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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
adnielsen (9013) - 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. There’s some hops in the flavor but there’s a dull, woody, sweet malty, lightly fruity, light white grape flavor. Not as good as the regular Sapporo.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee (8411) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2008
Pale golden, thick white head. Fine carbonation. The aroma is lightly herbal with a nice noble and floral hop aroma. Light biscuity malts and a soft creamy palate. Minerally bitterness. The beer is actually quite balanced and tasty. One of the better things to come out of Guelph in quite some time.


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