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

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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.24   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
pianotu (65) - USA - AUG 17, 2009
Slight vinegary and lingering sour taste. Decent fragrance but lacks drinkability.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yenbeer (49) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 14, 2014
Tastes just a bit better than the beers it usually sits next to on the shelf, but has less alcohol. Perfect for some afternoon.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
sunevdj (3271) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2014
Can at Aso Backpackers. Pours a clear golden with a diminishing white head. Dry with some grassy hops notes. Tiny hints of metals. Medium to light bodied. Bitter, grass finish.

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
GoufCustom (874) - HONG KONG - JUL 9, 2014


500 ml can bought at 7-Eleven in Metropolis Plaza in Sheung Shui.

Golden yellow colour; Less than one-quarter finger head and soapy white foam which fades in 20 seconds; moderate sticky lacing and notable slight carbonation; Very pungent smell of malt as soon as it was popped, with soaked urinal, corn, grains, faint floral, bread, light yeast, lemon and smelly grass; Close to light sweet taste of light malt, with strong rice, light sourness, very light wet cardboard, light bread, biscuits, lemon, quite strong bitter hops and grass; Close to Light body, thin, bitter and quite sour palate; Mouth feel is adjunct-thinned macro Pale: light maltyness is quite good, rice is strong but smooth, wet paper is slight. Fair breadyness and strong hops, yet the unwanted sour taste (possibly infected) ruins it all. Doh!… Hoppiness is faint floral, strong lemon and male toilet grass in nose. Very strong lemon, quite strong bitter hops and grass taste. Bitterness is really strong, almost German Pils level for a lasting, really astringent finish; Fairly dry after taste, Bitter and sour to mouth.

Comments: An re-enactment of Kirin’s old-style release, but it all went horribly wrong: pungent toilet grass smell, rice-crazy body, wet paper, infected sourness, and very harsh hopppiness. Modern drain pours from a bygone era. Geeees!

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
rok1024 (1155) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - JUL 9, 2014
Clear yellow appearance, medium head. Malty, grainy, sweet. Refreshing but plain Pale lager style beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JaKeAFC (600) - ITALY - JUN 29, 2014
50 cl can from a 7-11 in Hong Kong. Yellow color, average white head. Aroma is pretty good, actually a real lager, grainy with a proper hops balance. Taste sweetish with a decent bitter finish, light bodied and highly carbonated, similar to average EU lagers, and hence being a 4.5 it does have some flavour.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
czlowiekwiadro (247) - POLAND - MAY 25, 2014
słaby ale czysty chmielowy (ziołowy) zapach. kolor jasnego złota, średnio obfita, trwała piana. w smaku półpełne, z nutami słodowymi i lekką kukurydzą. cały smak dominuje wysoka, ściągająca goryczka która długo pozostaje w ustach. zdecydowanie ciekawsze niż większość piw z tego segmentu.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
drfabulous (4183) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Draught at Sugano. Basic lager with touch of sweetness. Nothing amazing but served in large 16 ounce glass.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
petewhitley (350) - JAPAN - NOV 17, 2013
~This review was made some time ago via another application, and thus the specific details (beyond numerical scores) are no longer available~

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Westkyoto77 (541) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 16, 2013
Can. Thought I had rated this, perhaps the new retro can design tricked me. Not too shabby for a macro. Nothing extraordinary on the nose or palate, but doesn't do too much wrong either. Rice, some sweet malt, and brown bread. Crisp enough finish. Well balanced, solid effort. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ret12 (453) - Maryland, USA - JUN 1, 2013
I was not a fan of this, very bitter and rice flavored with a very carbonated yet light feel


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