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


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RATINGS: 1496   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 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ross (2088) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
hopscotch (9161) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2004
Simply a decent beer to wash down good sashimi. Nondememo and fizzy, but certainly not offensive.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
hershiser2 (1227) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2004
Soft grassy aroma, not disgustingly strong like most cheap beers. Yellow in appearance, with a small head. Some bubbles rising to the surface. Flavor is small, grassy, and sweetish. Not bad, actually. But nothing I’d seek out again.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUL 9, 2004
Okay, this one is okay if it is really cold and you drink it really fast, before the real flavors can sit in on your palate and you really figure out how bad it tastes.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 5, 2004
another skunky import. not reccommended. buy budweiser that will at least be fresh and save your money

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - JUL 5, 2004
sunk/piss aroma,,bland but refreshing. metalic finish. better than bud but thats about it

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2004
Had with Sapporo...about the same. Yellowish in color...bland taste...not one I need to try again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Trogdor (196) - Cairns, AUSTRALIA - JUN 7, 2004
aroma was surprisingly like a sparkling white wine with almost cidery fruitiness, fresh floral hoppiness. light golden lager, small head, high carb. clean hoppy flavours. crisp, claen, lightly lingering hop bitterness. dissappointing flavour after the promising aroma, boring lager with exciting aroma.

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