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Kirin Heartland

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

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Iznogud (2505) - CROATIA - AUG 15, 2016
Bottle, 500 ml at Red Hill Bar, Takayama. Pours golden, white head. Malty, grainy, sweetish with light bitterness in finish. Light to medium bodied. Had worse.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
pictoman (933) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 5, 2016
500mL bottle pour from Neon Forest Museum Bar in Kyoto. Light golden yellow with white head. Cereal malt, light hops, a little corn and skunk.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Oakes (15651) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 4, 2016
Had this at Haneda. Golden, big head, has pale malt and mellow hop on the nose, similar palate. Good, balanced, sweetish macrobrew.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hawthorne00 (3509) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 25, 2016
Tap, very cold. Yellow gold with a white head. Aroma is grainy, but it’s a bit bready without being immensely sweet. Has enough body to stand up to Japanese pub grub without seeming too thin but really doesn’t do much of itself. Some bitterness at the end. OK.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUN 11, 2016
Tap in Kyoto. Clear golden color with good foam. Nose is lighter citrus, cereal grain, white sugar. Flavor has solid bitterness, citrus peel, some grain, some sugar. Denser body, some sourdough, some sweet bread, pretty solid all around. Impressive.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
melush (2838) - SPAIN - MAY 5, 2016
Tap / Tirador. @ 7 Days Brew, Nagoya, Japon. A: Golden / Dorado. T/S: Malt, sweet / Malta, dulce.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Cantabrian (990) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 18, 2016
Honestly, I cannot see much of a difference on these Japanese pale lagers with different labels. Tastes and looks and smells like the vast majority of dry beers from Japan. A different look for a different niche, but with the same content in the bottle. This one has a particular late bitterness, rather metallic, which is nothing to be excited about. And it lacks the qilin on the label, making it even more boring.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mrjez (462) - Osaka, JAPAN - SEP 27, 2015
L: it pours nicely, a clear pale gold with carbonation and a white fluffy finger that sticks around. S: nothing much, rice, cereal, light biscuit. T: bland, inoffensive lager, nothing stands out. F: light and easy drinking. O: totally forgettable, just works as a means to have a beer with food or a quick refresher.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeergeekKorea (107) - SOUTH KOREA - AUG 5, 2015
Aroma: Wet hop Appearance: Thick yellow colour and creamy head Taste: Just malts Palate: Light body, creamy texture, fizzy carbonation, and short bitter finish Overall: Draft at the Beer Pub Camden in Tokyo. Balanced, but not special at all

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GenkiGonzo (1061) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 10, 2015
Draught at Ikura-san’s. Pale gold with good lacing. Grainy aroma, very light. Not much hops, but fine on a hot, humid day.


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