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


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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.05/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
petewhitley (363) - - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (37269) - 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]

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
GenDV138 (2580) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gunnfryd (11753) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yenbeer (93) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TBone (13358) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
biirusaikou (900) - - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
czlowiekwiadro (301) - POLAND - JUN 24, 2014
wyraźnie ziołowy aromat z nutami słodowymi i lekkim skunksem. złoty kolor, piana słaba i szybko znika. w smaku wyraźna chmielowość, spora, dość odkładająca się goryczka i niestety dość dużo żelaza. dość pełne. nasycenie średnie/małe

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (33597) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2014
33 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is grassy and light fruity. Smooth peachy and light citrusy. Lingering fruity and smooth into a crisp fruity finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bamsen78 (3748) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle @ America Strikes Back, Ulfborg. Pours clear golden with airy white head. Clear aroma of hops and yeast, with hints of citrus. Bitter, hoppy flavour, with notes of cheap malt and yeast. Bitter aftertaste. Acceptable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Meilby (8551) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle 330ml @ fonefan on the patio
Pours clear pale yellow with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, floral and hint of citrus. Taste is light sweet and light bitter. Body is light to medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

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