Brewed by Kirin Brewery Company
Style: Pale Lager
Tokyo, Japan


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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 2.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.55/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Specially limited autumn brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
biirusaikou (1494) - - AUG 26, 2013
Peppery grass aroma. Sweet malt, herbs, dry finish. Nothing too exciting but ok autumn brew, probably not Kirinís best version.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Bacterial (2455) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Can brought back by one of my students from Japan. Iím glad to try it, but it might have been better if it was confiscated at customs. Light yellow with a thick white head that dissipates quickly. Kind of a pilsner nose to it - a little yeast, a little bread. Drinkable, slightly bitter. I would tolerate this better after several small glasses of sake or as I am stuffing myself with sushi. Iím not sure what makes this autumn or special - might be nice to try it along side their regular beer. Except then you would need to drink their regular beer. <insert obligate USA chant here>

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
dalekliz (903) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 8, 2012
Can. Pours a clear yellow with a bubbly white head. Yeasty and sweet aroma, of malt, grass, and a hint of hops. Taste is crisp and bubbly, of yeast, malt, and a bit of hops. Lingering bubblyness. Very light, but not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maekchu (2905) - Hirakata, JAPAN - SEP 4, 2012
Can from local Yamaya store. 2012 version of this Kirin seasonal. Grassy malty aroma with just a touch of hops. Clear straw. 1-cm, white head, a bunch of bubbles streaming skyward. Sweet initial; light cookie sweetness in mid palate; balanced finish in which a little bit of hoppiness peeks out from behind the leaves. Thin body, but a little more full-bodied than the regular lager. This seems thinner and less malty than last yearís version.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hirotoma (471) - Bologna, ITALY - APR 25, 2012
Molto molto piý buona della normale miri.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Saurononline (135) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 29, 2012
Strange taste, never tried anything really similar, but the final sensation itís good

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
shoulderbroken (3061) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 16, 2011
From a can. Yellow gold colour with white head. Aroma, bit of caramel, bit of hops, little bit of spice. Taste is a bit metallic, bit weird grainy and a bit caramel, spiced apple. Hints of various flavours, but nothing seems to really come through to the front. Fizzy in the mouth. Not wild about it, too chemically and bland.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DruncanVeasey (7881) - NUNEATON, TOP, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2011
Can, Chez Martin, Yonago, Japan, 22/09/1 (írich taste of autumní, apparently). Straw with a thin head. Almond and battenberg on the palate; vanilla, rubber...bog standard strong lager without a trace of autumn. Vomited coriander aroma.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - SEP 19, 2011
When I put the ratings in, the total is only 2.5/5, but you all things considered you could do a lot worse for an industrial lager. Traditionally better than the Winter seasonal. 2011 Can 6%. Absolutely beautiful packaging - a real eye catcher this year (changes year by year). Piss yellow pour. Metallic nose with a bit of caramel. Full bodied. A bit of bread/dough and caramel. Much better when cold, as it warms it is quite cloying with the caramel. Minimal hop presence. Straight forward almost helles style lager.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
laiti (7744) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 10, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2011 33 cl can @†hotel room, Kyoto. Canned on 08/2011, BBE 04/2012
Very clear yellow color and bright white head. Aroma of grain, butter, some cardboard, corn, citrus and gooseberry bush. Flavour has sweet malt and some butter with hints of gooseberry bush. Also some starch-like elements here and somewhat sticky finish. Rather full-bodied for a basic pale lager but taste is still very bulky.

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