Brewed by Kirin Brewery Company
Style: Premium Lager
Tokyo, Japan
Serve in Lager glass


on tap


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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 2.85/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Rich Malt & Dip Hop

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wombata (453) - Kobe, - JAN 31, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnCook101 (323) - - SEP 15, 2014
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
KeefOz (918) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - JUL 30, 2014
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (12547) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle (Tokyo)
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Sledutah (4685) - Utah, USA - MAY 13, 2014
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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
czlowiekwiadro (217) - POLAND - APR 30, 2014
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

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Brentv (354) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 30, 2014
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
biirusaikou (679) - - MAR 9, 2014
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2060) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 29, 2013
6% clear deep gold pourvwith a thick lfluff off-white head. Rich malty nose, creamy mouthfeel, a bit sugary but fairly malty, a bit of neutral hop bitterness to. Ok for a macro. nice palate

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dfearnley (969) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 1, 2013
Straight from the bottle. Hops and malts, but not very distinct. A little skunky, lots of bread, and wheat. A pretty standard macro lager with a bit more hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ferris (4211) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 1, 2013
Bottle - From bottle - Pale malts and some mild earthy grassy hops. Clear gold with small white head. Big dark malt and bitterness with some fruit esters. Very odd, almost a medicinal liquorice flavor .

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