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

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RATINGS: 1482   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."



2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
IMtheOptimator (1161) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - OCT 3, 2004
From a bottle at a sit-down chinese/japanese restaurant. They brought it to me on a tray with a stem glass, then proceeded to pour it for me. Wow, what a presentation. Too bad I canít say wow, what a beer. Yellow in color, normal pale lager aroma. Taste is somewhat sweet, with not much aftertaste, with a thin carbonated body. Better than Sapporo I think, and better than a lot of American Pale Lagers Iíve tried. It went with the food pretty well, but not something I would go out of my to drink on its own.

1.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Nel (180) - Virginia, USA - SEP 16, 2004
Fairly standard brew. Pours yellowy. Small head. Kind of sweet. Not much here.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
rib109 (6) - USA - SEP 12, 2004 does not count
Label sez " brewed under the strict supervision of Kirin's brewmaster by Anscheisse-Busch". This is the ultimate oxymoron! Poured a light macro-yellow, head was gone in 57 seconds. Large bubbles that quickly disapated. Ichiban? Special Premium Reserve? This is hype! At least there was a 1-800 # and legible freshness date. I agree it would be good with seafood.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2004
Another standard japanese lager. It doesnít really leave much room for comment. Certainly nothing special for a lager which means it isnít much of a beer either.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ubiquibeer (140) - Cleveland, USA - SEP 10, 2004
Standard bland mass produced lager but excellent with sushi, and light and refreshing ice cold.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
steview (1018) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 5, 2004
from the bottle, insane party ambience: clean and crisp bite that leads a stale grassy, skunky, and earthy aftertaste. ainít much, y0. and it needs to be lighter so it will be in the aura of quaffiness.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
GeniusGirl (221) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 28, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2004 a bubbly blonde that gives decent head... and who could have a problem with that?... crisp and refreshing... i think the other ratings on here are a little harsh, i felt this was a good, light, companion with my sushi lunch.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
nmoskop (79) - Arizona, USA - AUG 22, 2004
Golden in color with lots of carbonation. Decent bright white faomy head. Light beer taste thatís better than your typical mass produced lager. Goes down smooth with no nasty aftertaste and hits the spot when you out for sushi or some other Japanese cuisine. Decent Beer.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mjg74 (2487) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 21, 2004
Pours a medium yellow in color, with a small white head. Taste fairly rich. A bit of grain a little maltiness. Overall not a bad pale lager, but still nothing to get excited about.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
grant60 (185) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 16, 2004
a golden colour, little head flavours and bitterness very well balanced. clean tasting lager.


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