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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1647   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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."



2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2006
(Bottle) Pours golden with fizzy white head. Sweet and malty. Rather unbalanced with a slight metallic aftertaste. High level of carbonation, but low flavor. Nice to try, but not a very good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TechMyst (167) - Fox River Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2006
CONTAINER VOLUME: 24 oz
CONTAINER TYPE: can
FRESH: 4 months old on a 6 month exp.
PURCHASED @: Jewell-Osco
COST: @2.00
HEAD: large white
LACE: thin rings
COLOR: Clear straw
AROMA: light malt
MOUTHFEEL: thin; foamy
PALATE: soapy
TASTE: like a light lager with rice not corn adjunct
COMMENTS: not bad, very nice actaully; 145 cals. A-B is affiliated w/ these guys?
CONDITIONS:
MOWING/WORKING ON CAR- m
WITH FRIENDS- y
SIPPING- n
GET MY BUZZ ON-n

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Tmoney99 (13462) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2006
Bottle from Party Source. Poured light amber with an average fizzy white head that diminished slowly with fair lacing. Moderate sweet grainy aroma. Light to medium body with soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a light bitter finish of short duration.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
sayravai (4708) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 14, 2006
(Canned, "Brewed under the strict supervision of Kirin’s brewmaster by Anheuser-Busch, Inc, Los Angeles, CA") Clear golden color with a smallish, mostly fading head. Sweet, corny-grainy aroma. Sweetish, corny-malty flavor with practically no hop bitterness. Slight acidity. No finish to speak of. Light-bodied, not quite watery, slicky palate with medium, smooth carbonation. A very easy lager for those who like it sweet and hate the bitterness - not for a true beer lover, that is. Does beat a below-average bulk lager with harsh hops, though.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Anglofile (138) - Piti, GUAM - OCT 13, 2006
Bottle. Japanese restaurant in Guam. It was better than my Sapporo. It is very watery but still sweet. My favorite Japanese beer that I’ve had.

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Stefano (1965) - Thisted, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2006
Pours a light golden yellow color. Aromas of grains and maybe some minor hop action. This tastes like corn and sugar. Very watery and borring.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ogivlado (7215) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 10, 2006
Canned(24floz/ approximately 750ml). –brought by a friend from New York. Brewed under licence by Anheuser-Busch, St. Louis, USA. No alcohol content and volume in standard european units written on the can. Pale golden coloured, small white head, slight malty nose. Lots of carbonation and not much of aroma. Slight hoppy and hay aroma with noticeable rice notes. Watery and mild bitter finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2006
10/8/06: Bottle.
Light hop nose. Body is a clear yellow-orange with a white head. Slight lacing. Good amount of carbonation. Flavor is slightly hoppy with a small malt sweetness. Clean finish.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
biznizness (1128) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2006
Um, tastes like typical foreign imitation Bud. I did have some pretty good Sushi with this... I loves me some Sushi.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerloverEJ21 (131) - Georgia, USA - OCT 5, 2006
I havent had many Japanese beers to compare this to, but I thought it was decent. Pour is clear yellow-orange with a lot of carbonation. Fresh smell. taste is slightly bitter, rice, wheat, little hops. Little to no aftertaste. I drink this any time Im eating sushi, which this beer goes great with.


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