Brewed by Sapporo Breweries
Style: Premium Lager
Tokyo, Japan
Serve in Lager glass


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RATINGS: 340   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Sapporo Reserve is a super premium lager brewed almost twice as long as other competing brands. Reserve is brewed with only finest European barley, and the most select European hops.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ben4321 (6067) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Location: Uchi - Houston, 12/9/13

Aroma: It has a light nose of pale malt, and some light hops
Appearance: It pours a clear gold color with a white head
Flavor: The taste is light and drinkable, similar to the nose, typical flavor for the style
Palate: The body is light, it has an alright mouthfeel, and a short finish
Overall Impression: Overall, this is a fine example of the style, but ceertainly no more than a mediocre beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tonkun (1296) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle. Golden pour with a good white head. Grain with some sweetness and spice. But no surupyness. Bigger than normal. Tastier but light enough to go with sashimi. Actually pretty good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
eRock_2013 (432) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2014
Well this is an "intriguing" premium lager, also is definitely better than average. Begins with an exceptional appearance, a solid gold color with a fluffy head and a great deal of lacing. Aroma is mild but distinctive, malty but also some floral sweetness. Taste likewise is somewhat subdued but a fresh and clean pale malty flavor. A full mouthfeel, although doesn't feel very carbonated despite the amount of lacing. Finishes smooth but also dry. Overall, a good pale lager, but nothing Japanese about it as far as I can tell, considering its made with all malt and imported European hops. A successful imitation of a quality European lager I suppose. Btw i'm amused by the previous reviewers' fascination with the unusually large and durable cans this beer is packaged in. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
foyle (415) - Wyoming, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Appearance: pours a thin head that recedes quickly. Lots of streaming carbonation and bubbles clinging to the sides of the glass. Color is a deep golden. Mild lacing. Aroma: rich aroma of toasted malt, a bit of grassiness and some hop spice. Very pleasant aroma. Mouthfeel: slightly heavier than most lagers, has a fullness in the mouth feel, almost some wine like characteristics. Finish is dry. Flavor: nice combination that mirrors the aroma. Toasted white bread, some grassy flavors, and some mild lingering hop bitterness.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
wildbeercat (356) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 28, 2013
22 oz / 650mL indestructible can into a pint glass. Served cold. Aroma: Mild sour bread malt. Just a touch of hop. Appearance: Clear dark gold body with a moderate foamy white head. Taste: Moderate bready malt. Slight metallic twinge. No hop profile. Palate: Light-medium body. Short finish. Overall: Just a bready lager. Not bad, just nothing that stands out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kaser (5978) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2013
Draft at Nori Sushi. Golden pour with a ton of white head. Clean crisp refreshing lager. Wheat and grain taste. Can't tell this from regular.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2013
22oz can poured into a shaker. Pours a clear dark gold with minimal head. Aroma is mostly grains with some very light herbal hops and a hint of muscat grapes. Taste is light bitter. Mostly grains with some woody herbal hops. Medium bodied with a relatively thin texture. Lively carbonation and a decently long finish. Overall, not bad. Nothing super special but drinkable. Meh.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Drake (13171) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 13, 2013
22 ounce can. Pours a clear golden color with a large foamy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of sweet malts, dust, cereal grains, tinny hops. The taste is toasted grain, cardboard, grassy hops, corny finish. Thin-Medium bodied. Meh.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
ryanfolty (2476) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - MAR 6, 2013
March 6, 2013 - 22 ounce can from Randalls. Clear golden pour with big head that lasted a bit and spotty lacing. Aroma was faint but some malt. Taste was grainy and malty with a slight metallic finish. If this is the Reserve, I cant imagine what the regular is like, hahaha.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
adnielsen (10580) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Big fucking canned @ home picked up at Argonaut for $2.99. Pours a clear burnt orange appearance with a fluffy, off white head. Somewhat herbal, woody hoppy, toasted malty aroma. Theres some hops in the flavor but theres a dull, woody, sweet malty, lightly fruity, light white grape flavor. Not as good as the regular Sapporo.

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