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


on tap


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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 2.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.54/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Specially limited autumn brew.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
laiti (8069) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 17, 2010
Bottle. Just a slightly richer and maltier lager. A very nice colour. Some medicinal notes if you search for them.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KyotoLefty (9310) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 19, 2010
2010 can. Very bubbly, slight darkish gold with a tin head. Light malt aroma with a touch of cardboard, slight grassy hops. Light caramel in the flavor, cardboard, slightly cloying corny sweetness, ok bitterness. Why do they bother if they are going to put in rice, corn, and starch?

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jonas (6786) - 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 (15150) - 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 (327) - 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 (2727) - 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 (10295) - 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 (504) - 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.

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