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


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RATINGS: 1499   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.16   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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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 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.

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
steview (1020) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mjg74 (2492) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jimhilt (2406) - 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.

   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 itís the only beer I have.

   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 Iíve tried. Good with sushi.

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