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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1645   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
weepingsuds (222) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2006
Ratings are tough. This is not that bad, and the bottle ads some life to a party. But how do you rate an aroma on something like this...? Overall refreshing and not horrid.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
waolsen (1375) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - FEB 19, 2006
A dragon and a woman have a baby. With a story like that whats not to like. Except for the whole beastiality thing its kind of a cool story. Alright the story stinks but this is a nice lager. Easy drinking and non evasive this is a good beer with any meal. The flavor is not dominating that it takes away from your dinner. I only drink it when I’m having Sushi but I always go for this beer.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Lunkie (1788) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - FEB 13, 2006
Bitter malt aroma with some hops. Crystal clear amber colour with poor head and no lacing. Bitter malt hop flavour. Very thin. Flat palate.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
RazingDreamz (123) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 12, 2006
Good aroma for a lager, not corny, just malty. Orangish-yellow color, minimal head. Corny taste, malty, a little alcohol, but finishes light and watery. Has good body for a lager, but still a little thin with a little too much carbonation. Overall, I’ll drink it, but if it’s casual sipping I’m going for, I’d much rather have a Sam Adams or a Spaten or something.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2006
Pretty standard stuff like most Asian beers, one for necking from the bottle.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
radagast83 (7144) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 12, 2006
Bottle. Okay beer. Not the best, but better than the average beer. White head, yellow color, slightly weak aroma, "typical" beer flavor.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 10, 2006
Clear fizzy yellow color with a frothy white head. Light grain aroma. Strong grainy flavor.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
OldRaspy (292) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 9, 2006
Pretty much an average mass produced beer. A little more flavor than a bud or miller.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Quinten (1060) - zaandam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2006
wel done lager, like europeen ones.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
noelcb (271) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2006
Light gold color. Scant head, no lace. Aromas of malt, miscellaneous grain, maybe rice or corn, citrus, yeast and a tad of hops. Flavor was well-balanced, slightly malty and some noticeable hop flavor and bitterness. Tastes all-malt but no toastiness or sweetness. Slightly sour. Reminds me of Ortliebs or Carling Black Label, for those who remember.


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