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

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RATINGS: 306   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.46   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Yebisu beer is a rich and mellow premium beer brewed from 100% fine malt and select hops with Sapporoís traditional art.


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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Aubrey (3491) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - DEC 10, 2002
Big head with big bubbles rising. Yellow-gold and clear. Rather watery texture; kind of buttery. Has a synthetic, "beery" macro flavor with a moderate amount of bitterness in the finish. Dryish, bland aftertaste. One of the better Asian beers Iíve had; take that as you will.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BillKismet (3520) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 29, 2002
Misleadingly labeled "stout draft," this brew was blonde-gold with moderately rising carbonation and a creamy head that settled nicely. The aroma was of a sweet pilsnerish and alcohol I have come to expect of dortmunders--possibly with the appearance of malt and straw. The flavor is deadened though it has corn syrupy notes and some skunkiness at the back of the palate. One of the more drinkable dortmunders I have so far tried,

1.7
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
beertvguy (3) - Burbank, California, USA - NOV 9, 2002 does not count
Straw color. Head dissipated quickly. Aroma was barely there but slightly sweet. Moderate body. Nice clean malt flavor. Grassy notes. Carbonation slighty too high, bites the tongue. Lingering hop dryness in finish. Didnít appreciate it stand-alone, but it paired quite well with california roll and spicy tuna sushi.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - NOV 8, 2002
When I asked the waitress at a local Japanese restaurant what beers they had, she began naming the usual. When she said "Yebisu," I stopped her and asked what kind of beer that is. She replied, "Oh, itís a Japanese stout." Naturally, I was interested (always looking to try a new stout). Needless to say, I was greatly dissapointed with what I got. On the label, it says, "Stout Draft." Anyway, itís not a terrible beer. A slight malty aroma, and just a little bitterness in the finish. Basically decent.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 4, 2002
Has a soft hoppy aroma with a pale malty appearance. Light somewhat musty flavor with a sweeter aftertaste. The hops taste like they spent a few months on a cargo ship in the Pacific. If this were governed by US laws, the Better Business Bureau would have them remove the word "Stout" from the label. Iíd say itís better than most American macros, but not by much.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Discofish (152) - USA - NOV 3, 2002
This stuff tastes like a 40, but better.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Allseeingeye (223) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2002
Deep gold color. Fat and frothy head. Malt and slight floral aroma. O.K. lace. light malt and hop taste. Not too watery. Better than I surmised.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
eczematic (1322) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - OCT 30, 2002
a dortmunder all right, so marks for getting within a discernible style at least. apart from the fact that it gets itís own exciting category at ratbier, there isnít to much to say about this stuff. light, but syruppy mouthfeel. at first itís really dry, then leaves behind an unclean cheesy bitterness. prefer suntory maltís for a japanese dortmunder.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
babycakes (24) - White Plans, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2002
Light gold color. This beer has a malty aroma, finish was so bad.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Braudog (6024) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 27, 2002
Little aroma, yellow with nice carbonation and solid head. Even malty flaovr with bitter end. Dry. OK.


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