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


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RATINGS: 346   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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Kleg (447) - The Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2018
Hazy yellow-gold color with a small khaki head and poor retention. Minimal lacing. Flat mouthfeel. Clean, grainy euro-lager flavor with only minor skunk taste. Fairly pedestrian lager flavor, but nothing bad either.

Scipio (1274) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2017
Pours a thin golden with a small white head. The aroma is weak. I find light floral hops, cereal, grain, and corn. The taste has more going on, but not in a better way. Minor bitterness and with a heavy grain flavor. Some corn and earthy malt, and its a little skunky as well. Short and strong grainy finish. Light in body, and thin in texture. This is easily the worst Sapporo product I've found so far. It represents one of the many perils of rating beer.

ChadPolenz (1847) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2017
DOC: 3/2/2017

2015 BJCP Category: 2A International Pale Lager

AROMA: Light sweet grainy malt without cereal notes. Minor presence floral/spicy hops. Clean fermentation. 10/12

APPEARANCE: Clear golden color; large bright white froth mostly dissipates, but does leave a bit of lacing. 3/3

FLAVOR: A moderate, firm amount of sweet grainy malt. Almost has a bit of a caramel flavor in the background. Palette becomes a bit more rustic and cracker-like on the departure. There is a low presence of spicy/earthy hops as it’s finishing with a slightly dry bitter aftertaste. Clean fermentation. Well-balanced and quite enjoyable. 18/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium body and carbonation. More smooth and calm than effervescent. Has the refreshing quality of a pale lager with a clean aftertaste. Plenty of character for 5% ABV and possibly sessionable. 4/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Not the greatest beer in the world, but for the style it’s one of the best. This proves macro lagers can be enjoyable when brewed and served properly. 9/10


ganache (6089) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 30, 2017
24oz can, a really really thick one from Guelph that I can’t crush with my hand. Nose pretty lacking – a hint of malt wafting up, or perhaps imagined? Pour a brilliant and rich transparent golden, much nicer than is usual for this type of beer, hear is large and foamy eggshell. Taste lightly sweet with a medium and almost painfully hard bitterness, though not astringent, more like swallowing a rock. Medium-full body with malt, grass. Little bit of mineral, bit of hop prickle, very faint metal and floral. Would probably have again, mostly to have the can to prop up a leaning table. Seriously, buy it to check out the can. [2017.05.28: 1.9]

rougeau13 (3279) - Richmond, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2017
Big can at Yen in Fulshear. Clear pale golden with a big white head. Soft aroma of grain. Tastes grainy and lightly peppered. Crisp light bodied.

wlajwl (7210) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 24, 2017
Aroma is relatively strong malts and fruit in the background. The flavor is malts, a hint of caramel, fruit and a mix of clean and mild/medium sweetness in the finish.

Travlr (26425) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 12, 2017
Bottle. Clear golden color, white coca cola head. Light pepper aroma. Taste is clean, crisp, peppery. OK.

geologyguy (1687) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JAN 2, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2017 Very light malt smell, taste is lightly bitter and quite malty....Good mouthfeel... Light bread taste..Fairly smooth...At inakaya with Nora, Ashley and John after new years.. X2 at inakaya for Richelle's going away party (work in Austria)

zvikar (6575) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - NOV 5, 2016
Yellow, small head, fruity aroma, caramel, toffee, bitter flavor, sourish, plums, weird, light bodied.

kerenmk (5358) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 28, 2016
Can shared at a tasting at Max’ place. Thanks Excellent Little Brother! Clear gold with a white head. Sweet and a little papery aroma, sweet and papery taste. Light body, not enough carbonation, papery finish.

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