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Brewed by Kirin Brewery Company
Style: Pale Lager
Tokyo, Japan

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1507   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.16   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Finest barley malt, premium hops, smooth finish, no bitter aftertaste.

Editor's Note: Also brewed in the US: "Anheuser-Busch began brewing Kirin Lager, Kirin Ichiban and Kirin Light at its Los Angeles brewery in 1997. The agreement marks the first time Anheuser-Busch has produced foreign brands for sale in the United States."



2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Quinten (1048) - zaandam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2006
wel done lager, like europeen ones.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
noelcb (271) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2006
Light gold color. Scant head, no lace. Aromas of malt, miscellaneous grain, maybe rice or corn, citrus, yeast and a tad of hops. Flavor was well-balanced, slightly malty and some noticeable hop flavor and bitterness. Tastes all-malt but no toastiness or sweetness. Slightly sour. Reminds me of Ortliebs or Carling Black Label, for those who remember.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 3, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2006 Special premium reserve indeed! Such that its in convenience stores urbanlly everywhere! Hoppy tasting for commercial widespread lager. Nice finish. (Note: much better in the bottle.)

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ebarnes (239) - Beech Grove, Indiana, USA - FEB 2, 2006
12 oz bottle. There is really not much difference between Sapporo, Kirin, and Asahi. All 3 are Coor’s light type clones. I mean come on, do you expect rally good beer from Japan? No, of course not. You expect good food!

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
kreepindeth (404) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 31, 2006
Looks and tastes much like a Budweiser or a Fosters. Slightly more bitter finish than a Bud. Nothing special about this beer, just another pale lager.

1.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Jayb0 (1040) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2006
typical pale lage, perhaps a bit creamier than some. drink cold, if it gets warm discard

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Quixote18 (236) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JAN 31, 2006
Absolute crap. Possibly the worst beer I’ve ever had...and I’ve had a couple of doozies. In short it was the same as all the other macro pale lagers...except somehow worse. OK here goes: Poured from bottle into a tall lager glass. Pale gold color with a fizzy, short lasting white head. This beer seriously smells like urine from some undistinguishable animal...possibly a nocturnal mammal. After waiting a bit, it opened up to display a LITTLE malt, mixed with urine of course. At this point I’m really beginning to think that this has been "recycled". Do I actually have to put this in my moputh??? Dear God this tastes aweful! A few sips and I was done. DRAINPOUR. I hope my septic tank bacteria will actually consume this crap.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Skinnyviking (7133) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2006
Bottle. White disappering head. Clear golden body. Malt aroma. Thin hops flavor. Tickling feeling on the tongue.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
skortila (4558) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JAN 27, 2006
Well this one is actually better than expected. It has a grassy and grainy nose with some soapy hopelements. Clear, golden-yellow coloured with a thin, white head. Taste is sweet, slightly bitter with a watery body. Carbonated, just a bit hoppy, and mainly grainy.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - JAN 25, 2006
From an 12 oz. long neck brown bottle with a "Freshest Taste Within 180 Days Bottled Date," 27/Sept/05. Made an average appearance, poured a marco lager golden with a small foamy white head that slowly reduced to a fine lacing. Had an macro lager aroma, grassy, rice grainy and pale malts, like a Budweiser. Moderate carbonation and a slick light bodied mouth feel, easy drinkability. Had your basic macro lager taste, a little grassy hop bitterness, some rice graininess, bland pale malts and a crisp finish with some grassiness lingering in palate, smooth tasting overall. This is your average macro lager in all aspects. Purchased as a single for $1.00 and I believe I was slightly overcharged considering what a six of Budweiser goes for.


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