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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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
twistedviews (75) - California, USA - OCT 26, 2009
a little too low for me, the taste wasn’t amusing. tasted like a beer with extra water in it, its good but i wouldn’t drink it too often.

90 (946) - BELGIUM - JAN 18, 2018
@ Izumi Antwerpen. Generic lager, dull and blunt. Metallic with some sweetness and bitterness. Yawns...

BlackHaddock (7957) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2018
12 oz bottle (labelled as Sapporo Premium Beer) into a La Chouffe stemmed tulip on 11th Jan 2018 while on holiday in California. Clear golden pour, wispy white covering for a head. Never seen this version in the UK, so bought this when I saw it here in Orange County. Grainy nose and taste, on the sweet side throughout. Actually after playing on the beach with my grand daughter for two hours at Dana Point this fits my needs nicely, my sweet tooth liking the sweetness and I not wanting anything too bitter or challenging to drink.

djoeye (5414) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 2, 2018
Aroma; pale malts, cardboard caramel, grainy fruit. Look; off white head, pale clear golden body. Taste; mild malts, pale caramel, grass n leaves, and finish is mild. Feel; normal. Overall; a pale lager. [bt.33cl abv4.7%, K-market, [email protected] ] 4343'8

balloonbuffoon (747) - - DEC 15, 2017
This is the North American brewed Sapporo, 22floz can, no date, $2.75, pint glass. This straw colored beer with a white head has an aroma of wet hay, which is much in line for the style. Tastes like cereal floor grains with a mineral quality. Pretty well composed as a pale lager with a light-medium body.

MetalMurphy (777) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 7, 2017
bottle @ supermarket (budapest) pale yellow colour, normal body, average carbonated, malty, yeasty, bread, lightly bitter, easy to drink, nothing special just an average lager beer

UnicornBrewing (39) - - DEC 7, 2017
Sapporo Draft - 12oz can, one of the primary servings on cross-Pacific flights. A bit bolder than the Suntory Malt’s, definitely more crisp. Maybe that’s what happens when you put a draft in a can. Never really understood that seemingly conflicting marketing scheme. Draft in a can? Bottled beer in a can? Session IPA? Not the first nor last time marketers will defy logic in attempts to steal the attention of beer drinkers. What’s next? Session malt liquor? Clear porter? Flavorful American lager? The pills are really kicking in now as well, very forgetful. Is that the main way these relieve anxiety? You just forget everything? When they talk about not using drugs to escape reality, funny how the drugs prescribed so often seem to do just that, while the drugs we take recreationally more often intensify reality (at least the drugs i take recreationally). Overall not a bad beer, but not good enough to stop me from ordering a wine next time. The second in flight movie is almost over (did not note which one it was, so good luck ever remembering that 90 or so minutes now). The point is, time was passed, words were written, and at least this will not be forgotten.

ChrisOfstad (454) - Hamar, NORWAY - NOV 17, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2017 On draft at Gyu-Kaku Las Vegas. Clear Golden with medium white head. Rice, Very light.

dzenkalpic (95) - TURKEY - NOV 14, 2017
Metalik koku, çok düşük asitlik ve köpük. Son derece su içeren tat. İçimi çok kolay ama kofti.

Larry_Duffman (618) - - NOV 7, 2017
I poured it from the can into a glass. It pours a bubbly golden with a white head. The aroma is corn and grain. The taste is the same with some sweetness. It's pretty clean. There's nothing offensive about it. You can do worse.

oobawa (1862) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 22, 2017
Basic pale rice lager, hints of cereal grain sweetness, mild feints at floral noble hop notes, tiny seltzer-ish lager esters, echoes of yeast. Not undrinkable, not noticeable, not anything, really. Bubbly low-level alcohol delivery system. Cold. Helped soothe the heat from the habanero smelt eggs. What you end up drinking when the Hitachino Nest is $13 a bottle. Eh.

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