Sapporo Mugi to Hoppu (Barley and Hops)

Formerly brewed at Sapporo Breweries
Style: Pale Lager
Tokyo, Japan


on tap


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 2.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
A new category of beer after happoshu called Dai-san Biiru. "To bring you the taste you love, Sapporo starts with high quality barley and hops and bring out their full flavour using a long maturation time. It’s the taste of sapporo, the taste that satisfies".

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yenbeer (188) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 31, 2015
Decent enough, if only you think of this as beer-flavored spirits. Which is essentially is.

petewhitley (570) - Nagoya, JAPAN - NOV 17, 2013
~This review was made some time ago via another application, and thus the specific details (beyond numerical scores) are no longer available~

motelpogo (8031) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 3, 2012
canned, in yokote. incredibly bland, pale yellow, new airconditioner aroma, no flavour - makes water jealous

DruncanVeasey (8428) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2011
Can- the autumn 2011 version, with Bambi on the back. Quite why I ended up bringing this one home I’ve no idea. Brilliant with occasional beads of fizz and a thin white head. Decent grass and honey nose with some boiled corn. OK flavour with honeyed cereal, paper and weak grassy/lemon notes. Sweet and grainy with a hint of pine. Won’t be rushing back to Japan for another can but it’s a very drinkable pale lager with some grassy hop about it and nothing that offends.

Stew41 (2118) - Phuket, THAILAND - JUN 20, 2011
I’m gunna have to do some research on this new catergory (whatever it might be). Massive fizzy white and piss yellow in the body; doing its level best to look the pale ale part. Flavours feel well underdone and almost stale; I wonder what’s driving this. Either way not very enjoyable and in no way does it ever stray from the pale lager formula.

Radek Kliber (7501) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 23, 2010
Can 350 ml
Aroma aromatic , grainy nose with slightest sourness . Gentle hint of aromatic hops that grow to present nice clean hop oriented nose.7-
Appearance crystal clear , deep gold with frisky white , long lasting top.
Taste/Body/Palate medium bodied ,oily edges with soft grainy body. Mineral watery sides. Less hop shown here than in aroma. Fairly low carbonation. Lacking craft feel yet still fairly decent.

jdjuice (502) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - SEP 24, 2010
Rating this as a non-beer, I actually found this to be one of the more agreeable dai-sans, and even better than some of the real beers. It actually has a reasonable amount of fresh tasting hop flavor over your normal light tasting brew, easy to drink and not too strong that it overpowers light fare.

KyotoLefty (10809) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 18, 2009
I’ve caved in and gone for my first "Third Category Beer" rating. Oh no! Draught at McGloughlin’s. Pale gold color with a fine head. Sweet malty aroma with corn and adjuncts and just a touch of grassy hop. Sweet flavor. Corny, syrupy sweet, with a slight bit of citrus hops. Drinkable and cheap as hell but not particularly nice.

tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 4, 2009
Favorite of the japanese beers form night one in japan. Poured a golden yellow, small head. Nose was rich of barley, not much hop, slightly floral and earthy. Taste is grainy, decent mouthfeel, earthy hops, slight sweetness, hearty.

Theis (15150) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2009
Can at Hotel Okuyumoto, Hakone, Room 408 – shared with Mette, before dinner. Clear yellow – white head. Aluminium, rice, sharpness, zesty, light hoppy, syrup, artificial.

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