Brewed by Sapporo Breweries
Style: Pale Lager
Tokyo, Japan


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RATINGS: 1723   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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Marketed as Sapporo Draft Beer in Japan, and as Premium Beer in North America.
Abv ranges from 4.7% to 5% abv depending on market.
Sapporo Premium Beer for the North American market is brewed by Sleeman in Guelph, which is owned by Sapporo.
For the European market, it is brewed under licence in Europe.

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JonMoore (2067) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2004
Didn’t know where to put this one, guess here’ll do. Bottled premium lager, brewed "under supervision of Sapporo" in the UK, 4.7%. Golden coloured, no head. Bit of malt in the aroma. Sharp, thirst quenching, standard lager taste, nothing special or particularly bad; which is strange because most foreign beers brewed under licence in the UK are shite.

hellomynameis (877) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - OCT 7, 2004
I enjoyed drinking this beer. However, I don’t feel that it had anything special that was worth taking note. It poured with a suprisingly thick head that dissapated quickly. It just wasn’t anything special.

Marko (6285) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 3, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2014 Sapporo Premium Beer, 4.9%, big 650ml can.
Not a bad lager, but pretty unimpresive, looks fine, it’s golden coloured, with an unimpressive head, but some nice lacing (it seems quite carbonated). The tasteis pretty much the regular lager one, with nothing special about it, it’s maybe a bit lemony. Thanks to a friend who brought it from Canada (brewed by Sleeman there). 4/3/5/2/9

IMtheOptimator (1170) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - OCT 3, 2004
From a bottle at a Hibachi restaurant. Tried it to increase the "experience" of oriental dining. Should’ve just stuck with the food. Aroma, appearance, and body are pretty much identical to American Pale Lagers. There wasn’t too much skunk, thankfully. From now one I’ll just order tea and water to keep the bill down; I won’t be missing anything.

Padron4KM (810) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - OCT 3, 2004
16.6 oa can
pours a clear yellow with a frothy soapy white head. lots of carbonation. sheets of lace left behind.
Aroma is mostly corn with a little malt and sugar.
taste is bland, sweet (nutty? ) with a marshmallow quality to the mouthfeel. corn aftertaste

BrewEd (182) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - OCT 2, 2004
I really only use this beer as a palate cleanser between pieces of sushi. It doesn’t have a bad taste, just a lack of any real complexity of taste. I’ve had much worse and can’t say this is a bad beer.

tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2004
Again in their crazy can and again with a froth soapy head. For a lager, its drinkable. Really light yellow color. Smell is disgusting, but it tastes ok.

zathrus13 (1776) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2004
Pours yellow with a small white head. Aromas include sweet malt and corn, with a touch of citrus. Taste is rather bland, start sweet, and the hops kick in near the end. The slight citrus aroma continues in the taste. Not bad at all, better than a lot of other mass produced beers.

Mullo (102) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 22, 2004
I enjoyed this one. The hops had a slight sharpness about it. A well mixed clean flavour, but could do with more depth.

FlacoAlto (4228) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 21, 2004
I had a 22oz’er of this as I was eating some tasty Sushi and a Filet Mignon. This beer pours a brilliantly clear straw color and it topped by a frothy pale white head. When this beer first hits my lips it has a spicy almost gingery hotness to it that quickly leads to a sweet grain character in the middle of this beer. The finish is still sweet with a bit of sharpness from the hops. This was a great palate refresher in between bites of sushi, pickled ginger, and filet. I must say that this beer worked out quite well, and I think that my review of this beer reflects the fact that had I had this beer on its own I would not have enjoyed it nearly as much.

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