oldmonk420 (26) - New York, USA - JUN 30, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Well I luv Sapporo cermanic filtered beer. Had to give this beer a shot. As ususal good presentation. Nice light gold, complex aromas, excellent bubble action, good head and all around a good lager beer! The beer has a slight bitter after taste like the reserve at the end. Lots of aroma on German hops which is quite beautiful!! I luv the smell of beer!! Highly Recommended!!
Cristobal37 (765) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 7, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clearly others are not pairing. This dry toasty beer is meant to be paired with rice and fish. Not only is the mouth feel paramount to enjoying your meal and beer but the carbonation and crispiness aid digestion. Smooth creamy beer which outperforms nearly all of its competition. See you at the (sushi) bar.
pianotu (67) - USA - AUG 17, 2009
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The Lexus of Sapporo. Balanced, smooth, yet flavorful. Rather expensive due to its production origin.
prpplague (247) - Euless, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2002
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
nice citrus aroma, slightly cloud golden color, very clean refreshing taste, excellent choice with heavy food
Sledutah (6974) - Utah, USA - MAY 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Haneda airport, last beer I had while in Japan. The best prices I’ve seen all week
Clear golden with a medium sized white head and good lacing. Aroma is grainy and sweet. Taste is light malts, grains, lemon with a solid bitterness in the finish
Nice, one of the better lagers I’ve had here.
49degrees (49) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 2, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
An interesting brew that delivers far more hop value that one would traditionally expect from dry Japanese ale. I’m a big fan of IPA and ESB’s, and love sushi, so tend to scope this one out when I’m looking for something a little different with some fresh cut fish. Sapporo’s regular beer’s are quite uneventful, but the Stout Draft from their Yebisu brand is a nice alternative.
This one, like traditional Japanese lager/pilsener styled beers, pours very very light, with moderate carbination and little to no head. Because of the high hop count, the aroma on this one is quite pungent and may catch many off guard.
The name itself is quite a misnomer, calling it a stout, when it’s anything but that. It’s mildly spritzy, almost fruity, and delivers a heck of a punch in the aftertaste department. It’s not a beer that I’m wild about simply drinking on its own, but as an accompaniment with some great food, this beer is definitely a winner.
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - MAR 29, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can, 48 hours away from Japan from my friend Takihero. Golden with a layer of white foam. Clean grainy malt aroma, delicate herbal hops, a touch of brine. Smooth round bread, given brightness with a lively level of carbonation. The backdrop of hops show of a bit more as the sip finishes, a bit of lingering tartness. Hop presence grows a bit through the glass. My expectations for this were for a fairly bog standard lager, but this is actually rather nice.
YantarCoast (914) - Moscow, RUSSIA - MAY 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml can from Kyoto. Pours gold with a small head. Aroma is malt. Taste is also malts. Nice hoppy bitterness.
kempicus (343) - Bakewell, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark straw colour. Sweet juicey malt nose, medium palate with a slightly nutty malt base. has a good finishing hop kick that rounds it out nicely.
ectuohy27 (1011) - ESTONIA - MAR 6, 2010
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solid pale lager--taste is primarily malt but fairly refined, clean, and balanced compared to, say, Latin American pale ls. Pleasantly surprising (at a Japanese restaurant in NYC)