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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: 1562   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
TINOZACCA (146) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2005
Good golden color. But no head and a very thin body, which i didnt expect. The taste is bland, and a little too bitter for me.

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
jgentgesdo (679) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 16, 2005
Pours pale yellow with almost no nose, but good bubbly white head and some lacing. The flavor is non-existent until you get towards the end of the palate, when some sour malt comes through. Bleh.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - AUG 12, 2005
So Iím sitting there drinking this and complaining. Saying how it tastes like a Budweiser but a little better. Then Iím reading the bottle and itís saying how itís monitered by the A-B brewmaster or something. Figures. No hops here really, some malt but basically another boring lager. Not offensive, less than enjoyable.

1.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2005
japanís bud. bad, bad, bad, donít buy it. Bland, blah, and bad!!!! .

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2005
pours golden with a samll white head, aroma of sweet malts kinda boring smell and taste, little bit of bittnerness, nothing great.

1.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
vanvenlo (1396) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUL 30, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2006 Apr-05 Very light sweet low malt and hop aroma. Yellow pissy colour with low head and suds lacing. Low malt and low hop flavour. Stale light tangy hop finish. Overall itís Euro-Asian trash. It bellows from the street, íHandsome Young Maní. My mate Terryís comment is, í...quite cheap pissí.

0.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2005
Did anybody notice that it says on the side of the bottle brewed by anheiser-busch under strict supervision of kirin, this was horrible.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 11, 2005
Very dry beer. This is a decent Japanese lager, perfect to have with Asian food. Light but sharp flavor, dry aftertaste. Nothing exciting.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
paco (527) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - JUL 5, 2005
Bottle. Very weak wheaty aroma, somewhat musty. Pours watery yellow. Thin head that lasts only a few seconds. Not much taste. Very watery. Slight bitterness in the back of the mouth. Very smooth and and easy drinking. Slight carbonation. Overall nothing special which leaves no reason to purchase this again.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUN 30, 2005
Pours a med. golden with a white fizzy head. Nose of grassy hops and corn. Sweet corn pretty much dominates the flavor to with a dab of diacetyl. Body is med. light. but the sweetness blocks much refreshing character. Finish is quick and dry with no bitterness.


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