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

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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 2.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.52   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Specially limited autumn brew.


2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Theis (13392) - 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.

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.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DruncanVeasey (7191) - NUNEATON, Top 18, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2011
Can, Chez Martin, Yonago, Japan, 22/09/1 (’rich taste of autumn’, 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.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KyotoLefty (6450) - 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?

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
laiti (5663) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jonas (5638) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jonno (2322) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maekchu (2134) - 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 year’s version.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Capa (2029) - 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 wasn’t a seasonal.


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