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


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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 2.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.58   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Specially limited autumn brew.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jonas (6177) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 3, 2009
Can, hope this will make my 22 hour travel day go away. Golde, ok creamy head, pearling bubbles. Light grainy, peanutty aroma. Nutty, leafy, unobstrusive, ok balance, with a hint hop aromatics and a dry grassy finish. Chewy enough body, Light citric retronasal.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Theis (14612) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2009
Can 50cl at Shinjuku City Hotel NUTS – shared with Mette. Clear golden – white head. Sweetness, medium malty, caramel, fruity, grainy, straw, hay, syrup, candy, fruity. Plain.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
improvjock (325) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 28, 2009
Tall boy can. Pours a golden yellow with white head. Taste is of sweet malts, with a little bit of alcohol in the finish. Better than most Japanese macros.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
buzzoven (376) - JAPAN - SEP 11, 2008
Clear yellow with a moon-like colour of the head (which is fitting considering Japan’s association with the moon and Autumn). Billowy, pillowy head, yeasty, slightly banana, fruity smell. Taste is a bit more on the malty side than their usual brew but overall this is a simple minded drinking affair.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Capa (2368) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - OCT 16, 2007
Clear golden lager. Aroma is slightly hoppier than your normal Japanese Pale Lager. Sweet malts also show through. Flavor is light sweet malts, some hops, maybe a hint of fruits. Finish has a nice hop bite. Watery, but nice body. Pretty suprised with this beer. The finish really sets it off. I wish it wasn’t a seasonal.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - DEC 3, 2006
Full name: "Akiaji Specially Limited Autumn Brew". Can. Dark yellow colour. Aroma of sweet malts some hops. The flavour is malty, bit fruity and with a sweet cramelish finish. I was surprised how good this actually tasted after buying it from a Lawson some night in Hiroshima. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DarkMagus (473) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 15, 2006
Now that I’m living in Japan it looks like I’ll be rating a hell of a lot of pale lagers. Not really my favorite style, but here goes... Poured a reasonably attractive clear golden color, rapidly dissipating head. Aroma of malt, corn, rice... a tiny bit of hops. Flavors were pretty predictable for the style: malt, hops, corn, rice, a general sweetness. The hops were more prominent at the finish, which was probably this beer’s only redeeming quality. Very watery. I probably won’t drink this one again.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
IslandHaole (1133) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - MAR 12, 2005
Missed rating this during the Autumn and thought I’d have to wait another 7-8 months to get this one. But I managed to find a bottle in a small local store. :-) A medium to deep Gold with a white head. Some hops but mostly corn flakes in the nose. A slightly sweet brew with strong corn flavor and light floral hops. Leaves a bit of a sticky feel. Goes rather good with the thick soups "Nabe" popular in this part of Japan.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
milarepa (1) - KIRYU, GUNMA, JAPAN - AUG 12, 2003 does not count
I really love this stuff...I look forward to it every autumn, and try to buy a few cases...In the "off" season I stick with Kirin CLASSIC lager (not the new watery american-ish stuff), but I would gladly drink Kirin's autumn brew all year. Like many libations, I find that they taste better in their country of origin than smuggled out of it...drink it cold and stick with the bottles. ENJOY!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nesta13 (205) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 17, 2002
Ditto. Decent but certainly nothing to write home about. I would have almost called this a Marzen but I’m not sure so I’ll leave it. Nice golden coulr with decent head. Slight malty sweetness, and hop hop bite. ok.

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