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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
georgekillian (344) - Alabama, USA - MAR 18, 2005
great looking design on the bottle and actually was a really great asian beer. i enjoyed this one very much. easy to drink tasted kinda like a budweiser but not with the nasty aftertaste. very nice different beer

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
carlitos99 (184) - The Big Apple, USA - MAR 17, 2005
Of course I order this with Sushi and thats about it. The beer is malty and I would say skunky too, but for some reason it has a good alcoholic kick compared to other japanese beers.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
can8ianben (1402) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2005
The impressive label does not do this beer justice. It is a plain import sold to people who like strange names on their beer. Pale, little taste. On the positive side, it is very easy to drink.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
JK (4961) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2005
Yellow with a moderate white head. Hops and some very minor floral elements in the flavor.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
bb (7510) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 11, 2005
Bottle. Pale yellow with a white head. Big bubbles. Harsh aroma and taste. Not much else going on. Crisp. I’ll pass on another.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 11, 2005
Bottle. Pale clear glimmiering gold color. Pungent skunky aroma, assorted grains. Sweet grainy cheap lager taste, with a handful of corn kernals. Low on the offensive scale, also low on the flavor scale.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2005
Bottle. Yikes....did somone put Sapporo in my glass? See my review on Sapporo Premium Draft.....no difference...well, this might be worse.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Tejas (928) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2005
Weak, bland, & completely awful but hey it’s Japanese beer brewed in California by Bud. What do you expect?

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Stew41 (1805) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - MAR 5, 2005
Clean pale gold. Commercial larger nose, nothing special. Slightly stale mouthfeel, very clean, refreshing, high filtered style. Ok to consumer for a spot of research but not too exciting.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
jde123 (767) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 5, 2005
Wow, look at that can! Not only is this can bigger than any can of beer I have purchased, it has the best artwork. Be that as it may, from other raters, this beer may fall far short of the can design suggests. Pours clear, with giant quickly dissapating head. Nice clean fresh aroma, nothing skunky yet. The taste is highly metallic, I should have guessed. Still, refreshing it is, and I think it is better a little warmer than normal. Still not everything can be roses and peachtrees. Tastes like the normal swill served up by macro brewers.

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