Sapporo Premium Beer

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Sapporo Premium Beer. 5% abv. Pale yellow color. Thin white bubbly head. Excellent retention and lace. Nose is skunky, corn, boiled veggies, yeasty. Front taste of sweet light malt, canned corn, tangy back end. Aftertaste is sugar sweet syrup, canned greens, metallic sustain. Thin body. Mouthfeel is tangy, metallic, watery.

This is a Japanese macro beer. Don't let the fancy can and marketed heritage fool you, this is a cheap grain adjunct beer. The flavors are the standard boiled vegetables and overly sweet syrup to help mask off flavors, all wrapped in that classic metallic aftertaste and thin body.

This is one of those beers that's best served ice cold - in order to numb your tastebuds - and much helped by nostalgia, a beer that may remind you of hanging out at a nice sushi bar with friends. I had this beer at a get-together, and several people commented that they love pairing it with sushi. The beer reminded them of late nights with friends and tempura rolls. Unfortunately, without the ambiance of a nice Japanese restaurant and fond memories to look back on, this is just another cheap adjunct beer. Pass on this one.

From the brewery:

"With lush use of aroma hops, Sapporo Premium has an amazingly crisp taste, refreshing flavor, and refined bitterness to leave a clean finish. Whether in our iconic SILVER CAN that is long loved by our American fans, in bottles, or on tap, Sapporo Premium Beer can be enjoyed on any occasion."

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