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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1654   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.17/5   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 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 Im having Sushi but I always go for this beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Lunkie (1826) - 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.

   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, Ill drink it, but if its casual sipping Im going for, Id much rather have a Sam Adams or a Spaten or something.

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
radagast83 (7388) - Alexandria, 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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 3, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2006 Special premium reserve indeed! Such that its in convenience stores urbanlly everywhere! Hoppy tasting for commercial widespread lager. Nice finish. (Note: much better in the bottle.)

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