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Sapporo Yebisu The Hop

Formerly brewed at Sapporo Breweries
Style: Premium Lager
Tokyo, Japan
Serve in Lager glass


on tap


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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.64/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
petewhitley (524) - Nagoya, JAPAN - NOV 17, 2013
~This review was made some time ago via another application, and thus the specific details (beyond numerical scores) are no longer available~

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SHIG (4675) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - OCT 8, 2012
Can: Poured a clear golden with with a huge fast dissipating white head. Aroma is hops and grain. Taste is slightly hops, grass, and cardboard.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shoulderbroken (3831) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 17, 2012
Can at home from the local off license. Very clear blond colour. Big white head that fades quite quickly. Aroma, there is a hint of ’the hop’. Maybe a touch of lemon, bit grassy. Some fruit too, maybe peach or orange. Surprisingly good for a macro. Taste less exciting. Hint of the hoppiness, but quite sweet. All in all, not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (3509) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAY 7, 2012
Can from local Sake March. Aroma is rather similar to regular Yebisu. The can states that Saaz hops were used, but that is not really apparent in the nose. Bright gold color, strong carbonation. Sweetness and sweat, with a mild, peppery aftertaste. Medium body, astringent. Okay stuff. but perhaps regular Yebisu is better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dredd (836) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - APR 17, 2012
Excellent for a macro beer. Faint apricot aroma, pour is gold with white head, the flavor is stone fruit upfront with good round mouth feel which moves to a solid bitter finish.
Earlier Rating: 1/22/2008 Total Score: 2.6
Pours with a nice solid white head which unfortunately dissipates quickly. Slight sweet/corn nose, but this doesn’t follow through in to the flavour which is a slightly malt front palate that finishes with subtle hop bitterness. Based on the label on the can. I expected a bit more bitterness, but being Japanese, I am not surprised that is is in moderation and balance rather than something like Pelican Point.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KyotoLefty (9403) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 8, 2012
Tall boy can on the Bullet Train. Somewhat nice hop aroma, citrus, some grass. Better nose than the rgular, but not exactly stimulating in this era of huge dry hopping. Hop flavor also comes through a bit better than the regular Yebisu, but I think they also cut back on the bittering hops, so it both tastes and finishes too sweet. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernest (7346) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 22, 2011
Can (rated Apr 2008). Head is mostly diminishing. Body is medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (grain, husks), lightly to moderately hoppy (flowers, herbs). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter, slightly husky. Medium body, watery texture, fizzy carbonation. The usual shitty malt character of a swill lager, but the hops admittedly do help out a lot. Drinkable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jgb9348 (5722) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 6, 2011
Slightly cloudy (not really much) golden coloured body with some honey tints trying to come out, all with a nice dense off-white head - looks better than most pales. Aroma of malt, rice, cardboard, vinegar and a very faint note of metal. Light-bodied; Slightly bready, malty note up front with a good complex malt flavour - way more so than typical beers of this style, with a lingering sweetness at the end (caster sugar) and some slight twangs of metal. Aftertaste shows some class for the style and a little bit of good complexities, but nothing enticing or drawing you back. Overall, a pretty typical beer, but given this style for this one, it’s better than most, but that isn’t saying much at all. I figured it would be somewhat hoppy due to the name, but there isn’t anything hoppy about this at all. I sampled this 33 cL? can purchased from CitySuper! Grocery Store at 2 IFC, Central, Hong Kong on 10-August-2010 sampled at home on the other side of the world at home in Washington on 05-April-2011.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
hawthorne00 (3538) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 31, 2011
Can. pale amber with a white head. Sweet hay aroma with some earth and herbs. Quite sweet with a little toast; smoothly bland with a kick of aromatics and decent bitterness. Sweetness begins to tell after a while.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 21, 2011
Can. Old rating found with my Japan trip notes. A bright amber with a lemony nose. Again lemony in the mouth and a little salty. Not good.

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