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

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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 2.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.59   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Specially limited autumn brew.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
improvjock (323) - 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.

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   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.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Capa (2030) - Manama, BAHRAIN - 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 wasnít a seasonal.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
faroeviking (10289) - 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.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DarkMagus (472) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 15, 2006
Now that Iím living in Japan it looks like Iíll 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 beerís only redeeming quality. Very watery. I probably wonít drink this one again.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
IslandHaole (1091) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - MAR 12, 2005
Missed rating this during the Autumn and thought Iíd 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.

4
   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!

3.1
   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 Iím not sure so Iíll leave it. Nice golden coulr with decent head. Slight malty sweetness, and hop hop bite. ok.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - SEP 28, 2002
Decent Macrobrew but nothing special. Lightly hopped.


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