Jimthechap (1855) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 28, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
My notes for regular Kirin apply but for the fact is is a shade darker and carries some residual sweetness that isn’t in the usual release. A bit of a find here in New Zealand though.
YantarCoast (288) - Moscow, RUSSIA - FEB 14, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draught at a sushi restaurant in Moscow. Pours pale yellow with no head. Aroma is corny. Simple but refreshing.
mr_h (3246) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - FEB 6, 2015
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle at home, from Tesco, Whitletts Road, Ayr (brewed & bottle by Wells & Young’s Brewing Co., Bedford) - clear straw coloured, some tiny bubbles, thin white head, weak pale malty, yeast, bready aroma, no lacing, wheaty, pale malty, a bit bland
Alengrin (2742) - BELGIUM - JAN 10, 2015
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tasted as Kirin Ichiban Premium Press, "beer at its purest" (raising questions of how well Japan has understood European beer traditions so far...). Standard pale lager with a complicated pedigree: apparently made for the European branch of a Japanese beer company, brewed in Europe (the bottle says Weihenstephan). Pure golden colour, cristal clear with some protein particles floating around here and there, low sparkling, under a sticky, snow white, medium head, slowly thinning. Aroma of sourdough, cooked rice, straw, damp cloth, quite a lot of iron, white bread and unfinished dishes, not very inviting. Taste begins very neutral, like mineral water, with medium carbonation; then becoming sourishly grainy, with a faint pale malt sweetness in the background, rice, metallic, ending in a thin finish which reveals a certain amount of leafy hop bitterishness, which cannot prevent it from ending rather watery. Typical pale standard lager with an Asian twist.
allmyvinyl (4870) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 8, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
330ml bottle brewed by Wells and Young, UK, but seemed like the best pace to put the rate. Pours clear pale gold, thick white head. Cooked corn aromas, light straw. Taste is light sweet, touch of rice maybe. Clean finish. Pretty standard stuff.
adamnowek (406) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 5, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Very unexciting Japanese pale lager. Nothing special about this except for maybe the slightly metallic finish.
ClaudeB04 (191) - Dudelange, LUXEMBOURG - OCT 25, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Just another lager, some maltiness is present, but otherwise nothing much to write homeabout as they say.
pictoman (700) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 16, 2014
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Poured from 355mL bottle. Clear, pale yellow with almost no white head. Grainy corn aroma. Same flavour with touch of sweet malt. Very offish metallic finish.
loco_gallego (206) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 4, 2014
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Blonde pâle, limpide. Mousse disparaissant très rapidement.
Arômes de malt, céréales. Avec une petite présence d’houblonnage. Pas mal pour son style.
En bouche malté avec une pointe d’acidité. Et une très légère amertume peu perceptible. Peu de carbonation. Un peu faiblarde en bouche.
MotherBrother (775) - Aalborg, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to the daddy in law.
Pour is clear bright yellow, with a small fizzy white head.
Aroma of hay, bread, slight bitter grass. Taste is somewhat bitter, but has faint sweetness to it as well.
Slightly bigger than watery body, with a fizzy carb. A pretty good pilsner imo.