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Brewed by Sapporo Breweries
Style: Pale Lager
Tokyo, Japan

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1738   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle or can: Filtered
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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2.4
strings (377) - Sydney, - MAR 21, 2010
Not particularly impressed by the bottled stuff, pretty bland and watery, brings to mind fresh iceberg lettuce (still better than Asahi though). Had a much nicer experience with an unfiltered draft though at Juju in Kings Cross.


3
DavidWoodruff (601) - 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.

2.8
bunget (962) - 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.

2.2
Acaro (175) - 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.

3.8
ChadPolenz (1803) - 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

TOTAL SCORE: 39/50

1.9
tmdaines (58) - Stretford, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2017
It’s a fizzy lager. The use of rice is really clear. By no means bad, but not something I’d usually go for. Not memorable.

2.9
MaltSensei23 (14) - - JUN 9, 2017
clear yellow,crisp bitterish taste and riceie quit nice refreshing has a thin white head

1.5
MarcoBasile (280) - DENMARK - JUN 8, 2017
Pours pale straw colored. Aroma of pale malts, corn and grain. Taste is light, pilsner malts, starch, Fair amount of carbonation. Watery mouthfeel.

2.7
nephirem (505) - CROATIA - JUN 8, 2017
Can, 0.65l. Quite a beautiful can, actually. Clear golden pour with two finger soapy white head. Pretty good head retention, minimal lacing. Malty sweet nose, a bit herbal and grainy. Pretty much typical for the style. Thin body with a bit softer then average carbonation. Texture is surprisingly thick, nice and smooth on the tongue. Taste and aroma nothing out of ordinary. Bittersweet. Malty, grainy, herbal. Corn. Bready. Some peppery notes. Slight acidity in the finish. Overall, ok for what it is. Nothing spectacular but quite drinkable. Good thirst quencher.

2.1
note666 (1297) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2017
2017 - 06 - 04 330ml bottle. medium, fading, white foam, yellow golden colour. bread in aroma. bit bitter taste.

2.1
dcmchew (89) - Bucharest, ROMANIA - MAY 26, 2017
Canadian version. 0.65l can. Clear light golden, poor froth. Metal, cooked grain. Not much of an aroma. Some sweet malt with hints of bread and some artificial glue-like notes, metallic bitterness in the finish, somewhat dry, but not exactly crisp. Aftertaste is like sucking on copper coins. Light body and carbonation. A poor, industrial lager. Nothing to see here.


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