Japanese Name: サッポロ 生ビール 黒ラベル 東北ホップ 100%
Release: Oct. 26, 2011
Type: Japanese Beer
Purchase Price: ￥217 @Sankus (combini)
In its third year of production, Sapporo Black Label made completely with hops grown in Iwate Prefecture is usually only sold in the Tohoku region. This year however, in an attempt to bring the country together after the Great East Japan Earthquake, Sapporo has released this limited brew across the country.
Opening the can gives off a fresh green hoppy aroma, while giving a nice grassy bitterness in the glass. This black label has a nice round flavor that is easy drinking, but keeps things interesting with rich malt and bitter hops. The finish is short, but the flavors do linger in the mouth, to keep you coming back for more.
I hope Sapporo continues to distribute its Tohoku Hop Black Label nationwide in the coming years. Find yours on store shelves while the supply lasts. Cheers!