Brewed by Sapporo Breweries
Style: Pale Lager
Tokyo, Japan


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RATINGS: 1710   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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wildheels (5) - - JUL 31, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2017 Med pale lager with creamy head and light lacing. Smooth, malty with a light hop balance. Slight grain notes

stupre (482) - Nanterre, FRANCE - JUL 26, 2017
33cl bottle purchased @ La Tramuntana. Bière classique pour accompagner le saumon cru.

knight65 (104) - Dordrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2017
Good Japanese pilsner, bought in an Aldi supermarket in Holland during an Asian week.

vinivini (2827) - Gomel, BELARUS - JUL 10, 2017
65cl can. Clear deep golden pour with huge white frothy head. Aroma: sweet corny malts, a hint of hops. Liggt to medium body. Lively carbonation. Sweetish malty taste. Light spicy bitterness on ending. That’s it.

PilsnerDoctor32 (381) - madrid, SPAIN - JUL 7, 2017
Botella 0,33L 4,7%,hecha bajo licencia en UE . Color dorada, espuma blanca no alta, burbujas de tamaños diferentes, media resistente. Aroma- malta. Sabor- malta, un dulzor sin rastro de amargor, muy suave. Nada especial.

Nevalainen (822) - FINLAND - JUL 3, 2017
Clear pale color with white head. Aroma of malt, grass. Taste is light bitter and papery. Nice smooth finish. Good.

DavidWoodruff (630) - Windsor, California, USA - JUN 21, 2017
Yellow-gold with a dense white head. Yeasty aroma with some noble hop contribution. Dry, mildly bitter. Light body but not watery. Clean finish with just a bit of bitterness. Beats most of the American mass produced pale lagers.

bunget (1010) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 19, 2017
Can. Clear yellow body, small white head with average retention and little lacing. Aroma of soap, wet cardboard, grains, corn and hints of herbs. Taste of grains, good amount of bread, herbs and some metallic notes. Decent.

Acaro (304) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 19, 2017
Aroma: Cereal. Appearance: Gold/ambar color with clear liquid and white frothy head. Taste: Medium bitterness. Palate: Medium body with thin texture and average carbonation. Short bitter finish. Overall: Nothing special. Average beer, better served cold.

ChadPolenz (1847) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUN 16, 2017
DOC: 3/16/2017

2015 BJCP Category: 2A International Pale Lager

AROMA: Medium-low clean sweet malty presence with a corn or cereal-like character. No discernible hop character. Clean fermentation profile. 8/12

APPEARANCE: Yellow golden hue; brilliant clarity. Large bright white froth retains and laces well. 3/3

FLAVOR: Medium-low pale malt flavor throughout. Some sweetness initially with a touch of caramel. Second half becomes a bit drier and rustic with a cracker-like flavor of starch. Finishes with a brief corn or rice cereal sweetness before fading away cleanly. Hops are subtle, but may account for a mild spicy sensation towards the end. Clean fermentation profile overall. 16/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium-light body; medium-high CO2. Smooth texture with a clean, crisp finish. Somewhat refreshing. Quite efficient and sessionable for 4.9% ABV. 4/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: For a macro lager, this is actually quite good and easily drinkable. Unfortunately, it’s difficult to find fresh so it’s usually oxidated. 8/10


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