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

bottled
common

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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1544   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."



2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KSS (102) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 20, 2006
Clear sparkling yellow-gold color topped with a fluffy crean colored head. Sweet, smooth corn and barley malt flavor. Average for the style.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
paulmetzger (154) - Pocatello, Idaho, USA - APR 19, 2006
Heavily carbonated, very light golden but not quite yellow. Sweet, grassy, a little skunky, all very mild in aroma. Starts watery leading to a bitter in the back of the mouth that fades leaving a grassy hop flavor. Light. Better than many in this style.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rdawson321 (145) - USA - APR 16, 2006
Very light beer, and of surprising quality. Smooth and easy to drink. Very little on the malt side, but a decent hoppy taste. Good brew.

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
wernesgruner (45) - USA - APR 16, 2006
Slight spice aftertaste, similiar to when you eat a whole lot of carrots, nice gold hue, small white head. inital taste of maize and spices, slight hint of fruit

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
TBone (13211) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 16, 2006
Bottled, alc. 5.0% (BB 08/2006)
Brewed by license in UK.
Pale yellow, small white head. Weak maize-corn, malty nose. Quite light palate.Sweet fruity maltyness. Also aftertaste is sweetish malty. Somewhat you can expect from Asian pale lager.

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
oh6gdx (21326) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 16, 2006
Bottled (5%). Golden colour, small white head. Malts in aroma, along with weak hints of maize. Strong maizeish and malty flavour, with a bit metallic hints. Not for drinking separately, but I think with food, especially spiced, it would be ok to drink.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MacDaddyOJake (274) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2006
Rather light, nothing that stuck out. Not bad, but tasted much like a light beer. You can tell that there was time put into the brewing process, the problem is that it just came out an average beer. Not bad, I got it at a Japanese restaurant, so it went perfectly with the meal. I would drink it again.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - APR 11, 2006
Aroma is like a pale lager should be, but with a honey, bubblegum tinge. Body is pale, cheap head. Taste has a like fruity flavor to it. Not as bad as bmc, but won’t drink it again.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
jimmyh221 (157) - Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 31, 2006
This was a very light beer with not much head when poured from a bottle. There really was not much flavor and I would put this in the class of many of the macro pale lagers

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
PopeGelasius3 (54) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAR 31, 2006
I was let down when i found out that an American brewery made this beer. Tastes like an American brew but much stronger and more bitter. At times, almost hard to drink because of the bitterness and carbonation. If you want Japanese beer, go to Japan.


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