Friday, June 16, 2017

Sapporo Premium Beer (2017 re-review)

3.8
ChadPolenz (1794) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUN 16, 2017


DOC: 3/16/2017

2015 BJCP Category: 2A International Pale Lager

AROMA: Medium-low clean sweet malty presence with a corn or cereal-like character. No discernible hop character. Clean fermentation profile. 8/12

APPEARANCE: Yellow golden hue; brilliant clarity. Large bright white froth retains and laces well. 3/3

FLAVOR: Medium-low pale malt flavor throughout. Some sweetness initially with a touch of caramel. Second half becomes a bit drier and rustic with a cracker-like flavor of starch. Finishes with a brief corn or rice cereal sweetness before fading away cleanly. Hops are subtle, but may account for a mild spicy sensation towards the end. Clean fermentation profile overall. 16/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium-light body; medium-high CO2. Smooth texture with a clean, crisp finish. Somewhat refreshing. Quite efficient and sessionable for 4.9% ABV. 4/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: For a macro lager, this is actually quite good and easily drinkable. Unfortunately, it’s difficult to find fresh so it’s usually oxidated. 8/10

TOTAL SCORE: 39/50

NOTE:
See my 2010 original video review here: http://www.chadzbeerreviews.com/2010/01/sapporo-premium-chadz-200th-video-beer.html

See my 2013 re-review here: http://www.chadzbeerreviews.com/2013/04/sapporo-premium-beer.html