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

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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 2.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.57   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Specially limited autumn brew.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
yenbeer (101) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 9, 2014
A good annual offering available for only about 2-4 weeks in August and September each year. The 2014 variety feels a little less polished than previous yearsí attempts.

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!

3.5
   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

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wombata (472) - Kobe, JAPAN - SEP 23, 2014
Can from Lawsons. Aroma: Floral & earthy hops, lightly roasted grain with some "pear"-like malt sweetness Palate: Light-bodied Flavor: roasted grain, bitterness and clean, light-malt sweetness go back and forth on the mid-palate, finishes slightly bitter. Comment: With more malt, the perceived bitterness seems a bit toned down on the finish compared to Kirinís regular line up. Still the carbonation and bitterness gang up on the tongue on the front end. I remember this being a bit better in the past. . . .

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.

3.1
   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.

3
   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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
petewhitley (368) - JAPAN - NOV 17, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2014 roasty, smoke, golden, clear, white foam, light sweetness, light body, sticky. Nice sweetness to the nose, which somehow does seem to evoke "autumn" flavors. Somewhat deceptive however, as the body is so light itís difficult discern the flavor nuances hinted at by the aroma.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jonas (5996) - Garching b. MŁnchen, 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maekchu (2535) - 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.


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