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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: 1484   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."



1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
antisnobJP (275) - St. Michael, Minnesota, USA - MAR 30, 2005
Bottle. Pale clear yellow with a ring of white lace. Old Milwaukee with a little more finishing hops. Whoopee.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAR 27, 2005
An extremely crisp and airy lager that tended towards perfuminess and occasional bursts of interest, but mostly bland...and not really that great a compliment to sushi...especially after a real nice wasabi blast. I guess this ends a meal allright, but not my first choice.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ecbeerguy (86) - East Chicago, Indiana, USA - MAR 19, 2005
American style macro lager. Pours from the bottle with a bit of a head, but it doesnít last. Any aroma dissapears well before the head. I just canít find anything to like or dislike. Itís pretty good, but thatís not saying much.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
georgekillian (344) - Alabama, USA - MAR 18, 2005
great looking design on the bottle and actually was a really great asian beer. i enjoyed this one very much. easy to drink tasted kinda like a budweiser but not with the nasty aftertaste. very nice different beer

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
carlitos99 (184) - The Big Apple, USA - MAR 17, 2005
Of course I order this with Sushi and thats about it. The beer is malty and I would say skunky too, but for some reason it has a good alcoholic kick compared to other japanese beers.

1.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
can8ianben (1315) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2005
The impressive label does not do this beer justice. It is a plain import sold to people who like strange names on their beer. Pale, little taste. On the positive side, it is very easy to drink.

1.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
JK (4377) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2005
Yellow with a moderate white head. Hops and some very minor floral elements in the flavor.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
bb (6797) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 11, 2005
Bottle. Pale yellow with a white head. Big bubbles. Harsh aroma and taste. Not much else going on. Crisp. Iíll pass on another.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 11, 2005
Bottle. Pale clear glimmiering gold color. Pungent skunky aroma, assorted grains. Sweet grainy cheap lager taste, with a handful of corn kernals. Low on the offensive scale, also low on the flavor scale.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
BrockLanders (772) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2005
Bottle. Yikes....did somone put Sapporo in my glass? See my review on Sapporo Premium Draft.....no difference...well, this might be worse.


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