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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1571   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.16   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
leaparsons (8832) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2005
Bottle. Brewed by Charles Wells in the UK. Golden with a white head. Aromas are grain and sweetcorn can juice. Flavours are sweet grain, corn and some hops. Its very mediocre but inoffensive.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 16, 2005
Contract brewed in LA by Anhueser-Busch? That seriously detracted from the beer before I even tasted it. Born on dating? Please. It poured light and clear with a thin white head. very little aroma, but with slight notes of grass and grain. Thin and watery mouthfeel. Very bland and watered down. Not a lot of flavor. Itís neither good nor bad. Itís drinkable. Itíll wash sushi down, but so will water.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 12, 2005
This is your standard pale lager. Doesnít do much to stand out. Just fits in with all the others. In other words... thereís nothing to describe here.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 11, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2007 Not bad for a light pilsner--that is, when combined with pickled ginger and wasabi. In other words, my beer of choice with sushi.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - APR 8, 2005
clear dark yellow gold like urine after a steady diet of highly processed food. white thick foamy head that lasts. sweet aroma, like refined sugar. flavor starts chickenfeed sweet, then slight hop finish. easy to ignore while hanging out with a large group.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2005
Light beer japanese style. Decent aroma, not much body and o.k. flavor light and ricey though. This is the best of the 3 that I tried tonight at the Japanese restaurant and you have to love the bottle size!!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dp (608) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2005
had this at a japanese restaurant, is this the bud of Japan? Not too bad, could see drinking a few of these in a session

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
antisnobJP (275) - St. Michael, Minnesota, USA - MAR 30, 2005
Bottle. Pale clear yellow with a ring of white lace. Old Milwaukee with a little more finishing hops. Whoopee.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAR 27, 2005
An extremely crisp and airy lager that tended towards perfuminess and occasional bursts of interest, but mostly bland...and not really that great a compliment to sushi...especially after a real nice wasabi blast. I guess this ends a meal allright, but not my first choice.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ecbeerguy (86) - East Chicago, Indiana, USA - MAR 19, 2005
American style macro lager. Pours from the bottle with a bit of a head, but it doesnít last. Any aroma dissapears well before the head. I just canít find anything to like or dislike. Itís pretty good, but thatís not saying much.

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