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Brewed by Kirin Brewery Company
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Tokyo, Japan

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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 2.94/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Deep hop and aroma brewing. Specialty premium beer with exceptional aroma, the pride and passion of our master brewers.

Featuring Bravo hop in Kirin brew for the first time; Brewed with Kirin’s exclusive "Dip Hop" process.

Ingredients: water, barley malt, wheat malt, Bravo hop, top fermenting yeast.


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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
petewhitley (374) - - DEC 24, 2013
roasty, grass, earthy, golden, clear, frothy, lightly bitter, light body, astringent, bitter. Deliciously skunky aroma. Tastes quite lighter than expected; with a bit more body this would be quite a contender. Still an amazing beer to crack open and take a whiff of.


0.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Cool_Bond (1896) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2015
Wheat, malty and slightly fruity aroma and flavor. Not at all good bitterness in the aftertaste that fills the upper part of the mouth to a weak moment. Almost unpalatable. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
skatanarchy (75) - - APR 19, 2015
기린 브루어리-그랜& 기린 더 아로마5.5%ABV 병 꼭지에서 옅게 풍기는 꽃의 아로마. 하지만 라이트한 텍스트에 비해 상대적으로 강한 아로마.중반 이후 살짝 홉의 비터감이 치고올라오다 ’옛날크림빵’의 크림같은 테일로 마무리. https://twitter.com/Mae

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nie (13) - - APR 13, 2015
Sweet hop aroma. Yellow gold, very active small bubbles. A bitter sweet citrus up front though it leaves an unwanted lingering bitter fuzz on the tounge. Slightly better pick than the average conbini selection.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jinroh (633) - ESTONIA - APR 12, 2015
Pours quite clear yellow, just a bit of foam. Aroma has rubber, something artificial and feels like non-alcoholic beer. Taste is slightly better, has a faint hop bite, light and clean taste. Mouthfeel pretty thin, drinks OK but well, not really remarkable, craftsmanship doesn’t shine through..

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (37673) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2015

Bottle 330ml.

[ As Kirin Grand Kirin The Aroma ].
Clear medium orange yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, moderate to light heavy hoppy, citrus, grass, orange - citrus, light perfume. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration, perfumed, grass, citrus. Body is medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. [20140517]

1.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
GenDV138 (2776) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2014
330 ml bottle. Clear straw yellow with off-white head. Aromas of skunk, corn, wheat. Tastes of same. Light and dry.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gunnfryd (11960) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 2, 2014
Bottle. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is fruit, malt, floral, citrus. Flavour is fruit, malt, floral, citrus, yeast. Medium body. Ordinary beer.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yenbeer (108) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 29, 2014
Personally I’d use an uglier word than "aroma" to describe the smell, but it actually tastes a little better than the original Grand Kirin.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TBone (13637) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle (sampled in Nagoya)
Deep golden color, good cloudy white head, lace. Very fresh hop, hop pellet aroma. Light-bodied. Somewhat sweetish malty flavor with "green", hop pellety flavor. Light citric notes. Interesting beer from the macrobrewery but unfortunately beer what you want to drink only once.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
biirusaikou (950) - - JUN 27, 2014
Floral hops, mint, touch of honey. Rich cereals, honey, herbal hops, dry sweet finish. Finally a malty and hoppy Kirin brew, almost a miracle even though it is maybe a tad too sweet and quite dry on the palate.


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