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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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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."



2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jimhilt (2387) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 13, 2004
Pours with a two-finger white head that leaves some lace. Clear pale amber color. Very light bodied and light carbonation. Slightly hoppy nose. Starts sweet with some hoppy overtones, finish is bland and watery. Works as a lawn mower beer and not much more. $1.60 for 12 oz bottle from Colonial Spirits, Acton, Ma.

1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 10, 2004
A rather bland beer, that does not inspre any real emotion either way. Works for washing down my dinner since it’s the only beer I have.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mongkut4 (132) - Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2004
fairly bland but with just enough malt to put it ahead of the other Japanese lagers I’ve tried. Good with sushi.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2004
definately the winner in the Japanese lager contest...smells malty and earthy...tastes earthy and skunky...malty finish...

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
guzzler67 (1490) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 5, 2004
Light, straw appearance with virtually no head. Aroma was lacking, except for a whiff of something like corn flakes. Light-bodied with lots of carbonation, but little in the way of flavor. Lesson learned.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 31, 2004
Pours a deep gold with a very small head. Full bodied, decent lager. Seems to be higher than 4.9% alcohol, had a slight bite to it. Malty taste. Some bitterness in the finish. Not nearly as bad as the 11% percentile rating indicates.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
iratherbe (255) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUL 31, 2004
Tap. Initially some depth to the head that disapated quickly. Carbonation is there and noticeable though nowhere near macros. Pale light yellow, smooth to the taste, thin in the mouth and overall a more than average pale lager with nothing outstanding.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ross (2073) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUL 20, 2004
taste like corn. smells and looks like budweiser. i basically got this to get a new country rating, because i was pretty sure i wasnt going to think it was great off the start. it has some good qualities, and im sure it would go very well with sushi. pretty good for what it is.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
civforprez (229) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2004
A distictive lager with an odd aroma, falvor. Hard to explain, but tastes like olives. Pours as expected in color and gravity but no head. Good mouthfeel.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
hopscotch (8783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2004
Simply a decent beer to wash down good sashimi. Nondememo and fizzy, but certainly not offensive.


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