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 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ebarnes (261) - Beech Grove, Indiana, USA - FEB 2, 2006
12 oz bottle. There is really not much difference between Sapporo, Kirin, and Asahi. All 3 are Coorís light type clones. I mean come on, do you expect rally good beer from Japan? No, of course not. You expect good food!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
kreepindeth (404) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 31, 2006
Looks and tastes much like a Budweiser or a Fosters. Slightly more bitter finish than a Bud. Nothing special about this beer, just another pale lager.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Jayb0 (1164) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2006
typical pale lage, perhaps a bit creamier than some. drink cold, if it gets warm discard

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Quixote18 (236) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JAN 31, 2006
Absolute crap. Possibly the worst beer Iíve ever had...and Iíve had a couple of doozies. In short it was the same as all the other macro pale lagers...except somehow worse. OK here goes: Poured from bottle into a tall lager glass. Pale gold color with a fizzy, short lasting white head. This beer seriously smells like urine from some undistinguishable animal...possibly a nocturnal mammal. After waiting a bit, it opened up to display a LITTLE malt, mixed with urine of course. At this point Iím really beginning to think that this has been "recycled". Do I actually have to put this in my moputh??? Dear God this tastes aweful! A few sips and I was done. DRAINPOUR. I hope my septic tank bacteria will actually consume this crap.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Skinnyviking (8985) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2006
Bottle. White disappering head. Clear golden body. Malt aroma. Thin hops flavor. Tickling feeling on the tongue.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
skortila (5342) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JAN 27, 2006
Well this one is actually better than expected. It has a grassy and grainy nose with some soapy hopelements. Clear, golden-yellow coloured with a thin, white head. Taste is sweet, slightly bitter with a watery body. Carbonated, just a bit hoppy, and mainly grainy.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - JAN 25, 2006
From an 12 oz. long neck brown bottle with a "Freshest Taste Within 180 Days Bottled Date," 27/Sept/05. Made an average appearance, poured a marco lager golden with a small foamy white head that slowly reduced to a fine lacing. Had an macro lager aroma, grassy, rice grainy and pale malts, like a Budweiser. Moderate carbonation and a slick light bodied mouth feel, easy drinkability. Had your basic macro lager taste, a little grassy hop bitterness, some rice graininess, bland pale malts and a crisp finish with some grassiness lingering in palate, smooth tasting overall. This is your average macro lager in all aspects. Purchased as a single for $1.00 and I believe I was slightly overcharged considering what a six of Budweiser goes for.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2006
Sharp aroma typical of lagers but with heavier hops than most American versions. Pale gold body with a light white head. Thin taste similar to Budwiser (not coincidental given this is brewed by their company for the US). No malts at all and heavy hop notes in the ending.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - JAN 19, 2006
Golden. White head. Sweet little bready aroma and taste. Watery. Not again...

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Zeswaft (1672) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2006
about as good as a pale lager can get which is still not good. Light, crisp, and clean. Not worth trying.

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