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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1597   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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."

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WhiteSoxFan (152) - USA - FEB 27, 2006
2nd favorite of japanese sushi beers. Would like to do a side by side with asahi. Creamy head, yellow fizzy beer.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
GarethYoung (1110) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 24, 2006
[bottle from Ichiban noodle bar] another crappy pale lager. Aroma is faintly of stale hops. body is thin, finish is slightly dry.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
weepingsuds (222) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2006
Ratings are tough. This is not that bad, and the bottle ads some life to a party. But how do you rate an aroma on something like this...? Overall refreshing and not horrid.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
waolsen (1372) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - FEB 19, 2006
A dragon and a woman have a baby. With a story like that whats not to like. Except for the whole beastiality thing its kind of a cool story. Alright the story stinks but this is a nice lager. Easy drinking and non evasive this is a good beer with any meal. The flavor is not dominating that it takes away from your dinner. I only drink it when Iím having Sushi but I always go for this beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Lunkie (1640) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - FEB 13, 2006
Bitter malt aroma with some hops. Crystal clear amber colour with poor head and no lacing. Bitter malt hop flavour. Very thin. Flat palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
RazingDreamz (123) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 12, 2006
Good aroma for a lager, not corny, just malty. Orangish-yellow color, minimal head. Corny taste, malty, a little alcohol, but finishes light and watery. Has good body for a lager, but still a little thin with a little too much carbonation. Overall, Iíll drink it, but if itís casual sipping Iím going for, Iíd much rather have a Sam Adams or a Spaten or something.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2006
Pretty standard stuff like most Asian beers, one for necking from the bottle.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
radagast83 (6102) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 12, 2006
Bottle. Okay beer. Not the best, but better than the average beer. White head, yellow color, slightly weak aroma, "typical" beer flavor.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 10, 2006
Clear fizzy yellow color with a frothy white head. Light grain aroma. Strong grainy flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
OldRaspy (292) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 9, 2006
Pretty much an average mass produced beer. A little more flavor than a bud or miller.

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