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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (16090) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 10, 2005
Light amber colour. Light pale malt, fusel and grassy hop aroma. Mild bitterness from noble varieties, light pale malt sweetness and macroish acidity on the palate. Why are so many macrobrews tart like this?

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
bhensonb (14484) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 19, 2007
Aroma of light grass and noticeable malt. Orange tinged gold coor with a white head that collapsed, but left some lacing. Medium+ mouthfeel; low carbonation; sort of a warm malt foundation, and there is definitely some decent pilsener type hop in the finish. If it was not quite so malty, and had a bit more hop, Id think it actually was a pilsener. Way better than Bud.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tmoney99 (13896) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2006
Can 22oz. Clear light amber with large white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate sweet aroma. Light to medium body. Light sweet flavor with light sweet finish of short duration. Soft drinkable beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (13581) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 30, 2004
(22oz can) First off, I find it hard to believe that Im drinking a beer from a can -- I mean, its a cool looking can, but it explicitly says its a "Malt Liquor." Big white foamy head atop a crystal clear straw body. Aroma is mild sweet, grassy, cereal. Taste is mild sweet, cereal up top, before turning mildly bitter grassy mid-tongue and into the swallow. Watery body.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Drake (13146) - 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 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
bu11zeye (12885) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2010
(650ml can, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a clear yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of metal, corn, huskiness, and candy corn. Flavor of metal, stale crackers, and corn.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
DSG (12532) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 7, 2016
Can sample at a tasting at Maxs place. Thanks kerenmk. Yellow with a small white head. Aroma of oxidation, cardboard, grape juice. Sweetish flavor with graininess, cardboard, and a faint bitterish note in the finish. Light-bodied.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dogbrick (12234) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 21, 2006
Can served at Genjis in Midland, MI. Pours golden amber with a medium creamy off-white head with pretty good lacing. Aroma of corn and malt. Body is typical for a "premium" lager, not too light but not rich either. Unassertive malt and hops flavors dont really register, but at the same time it is flavorful enough to not be bland. The finish is mildly hoppy. Drinkable, especially with spicy Japanese food but I wouldnt bother with this otherwise.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
shrubber85 (10932) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 30, 2005
Can. Barley and soy sauce aroma. Golden amber color with small head. Strong soy sauce flavor - corn/rice grain flavor as well. This was the first Asian beer I ever tried - attributed the soy sauce flavor to the food but trying it again with no Asian food in sight, it has to be the beer. Could probably get the same flavor by putting a couple drops of soy sauce in a light beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
daknole (10919) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 26, 2008
Tasting at Brewtopia. Reserve?? What??? Piss poor. Yellow beer. White head. Aromas of corn, malt, slight hops. Nasty flavor. I don’t get it. PREMIUM? HELL NO.

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