Japanese Name: サッポロ クラシック
Type: Beer (ビール)
Purchase Price: N/A
This was the final can of my Hokkaido stash, graciously sent by Simon and Andy living in Hokkaido. Sapporo Classic is a 100% malt beer crafted especially for those lucky inhabitants of the northern island of Japan who have nothing better to do than enjoy some of the best seafood in Japan, with some choice brew.
Straight out of the can, Sapporo Classic is quite sweet, and almost tastes like the juices sucked out of a boiled corn cob. However, over the course of the glass, this sweet flavor gives way to some hoppy bitterness, and the full bodied flavor I’ve come to love in Sapporo beers.
If you ever find yourself in Hokkaido, do yourself a favor and grab a pint of Sapporo Classic, you won’t be disappointed.