Wombata (468) - Kobe, - JAN 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Very floral and perfumed hop with undertones of earthy German hops. Lightly roasted grain, orange peel and pear.
Flavor: Light-medium roasted grain, orange, orange peel and spice. Finishes with earthy, grainy flavors and drying bitterness in the back of the throat.
Palate: Has more body than the standard Kirin lager. Starts smooth and then turns dry on the finish.
Comment: Sold at 7-11 convenience stores. A class above the usual commercial Japanese lager.
GenDV138 (1768) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
330 ml bottle with a peel off cap from FamilyMart. Clear light golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of wheat, citrus, corn, light skunky note. Tastes of wheat, citrus, floral and bitter notes. Medium-light body with a dry finish.
sunevdj (3271) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Aso Backpackers. Pours a clear cold en with a white head. Dry with a light bitterness. Some aromas of grassy hops with notes of pilsener malts.medium bodied. Mediumto soft carbonation. Dry finish.
yenbeer (49) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Delicious and refreshing when served cold. Run for the exits to avoid the stick of this one once it warms.
JohnCook101 (344) - - SEP 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear amber, medium white head that settles quickly. Malty and slightly floral aroma. Light sweetness, a little pine, floral notes, light bitter finish. Decent for a lager.
KeefOz (963) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - JUL 30, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
BB 02/2015. Poured a crystal clear amber colour with a one- to two-finger white foamy head that diminished quickly to a collar and laced OK. Carbonation low and coarse. Aroma strongly malt and with slightly sweetness. Taste slightly bitter with a hint of malt and was a bit skunky; becomes more malty as warms. Light body. Smooth, crisp, light with a tart bitterness on the finish. One to drink cold and fast before it warms. Brought back from Japan by daughter Chrissie.
TBone (12989) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear golden color, small steady white head. Sweet malty, perfumic aroma. Medium-bodied. Malty with some alcohol. Light bitterness. Clean and certainly decent pale lager from Kirin.
Sledutah (5098) - Utah, USA - MAY 13, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Stubby bottle picked up the hotel in Tokyo
Clear golden with a small white head, light lacing. Aroma is skunky, sweet malts and corn. Tastes is malty, corn, cereal, bitter with a dry finish
Not very good, harsh flavors
czlowiekwiadro (246) - POLAND - APR 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
ładny, chmielowy, ziołowy zapach. dość porządna piana, złoty, przejrzysty kolor. w smaku pełne, ale z wyraźną ziołową, łodygową goryczką. jedno z fajniejszych piw szeroko dostępnych w japonii
Brentv (398) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 30, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle pour in Narita, Chiba, Japan. Pours a clear straw yellow with a pillowy white head that dissipates quickly. Almost no lacing. Aroma is yeasty and grainy, stale. Taste is unspectacular, a bit sweet, a little bitter, with a bitter finish and aftertaste. Thin mouthfeel.
biirusaikou (811) - - MAR 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Grilled bread, floral hops. Roasted malt, fruity hops, orange candy, bread, bitter finish. Quite tasty and well-rounded for a major Japanese brew, likely one of the very top Kirin brews.