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


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RATINGS: 1533   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.16   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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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 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
igneous1 (1506) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - MAY 8, 2004
clear, light golden, white head. aroma is slightly of malt and perspiration. flavor tastes typical of for the style, little wet papery, and adjunct...although i don’t know whether or not this beer uses adjuncts. still far and away better than the budweisers of the world.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2004
Bright gold. Medium carbonation. White head. Moderately malty, lightly grassy aroma. Soft, mildly grainy feel. Sweet, somewhat biscuity malt flavour w/ a light, grassy bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
egajdzis (5436) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2004
Gold color with a small white head. Mild adjunct laden beer aroma and taste. Rinsed down some kobe steak tonight at hibachi.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2004
This one was pleasant when paired with other lagers, but I’m not a lager fan. At any rate, easy to drink, reasonably balanced with minimal hops/malt. ok beer.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
GoldenCrown (18) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2004
The smell put me off this beer before I tasted it. Yet the fine yellowy gold appearance enticed me enough to go ahead and taste it. The most distinctive quality of this beer, to me, is the gentleness in the mouth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - APR 20, 2004
FInally a "Premium Lager" that actually lives up to it's name. Pours a dark yellowish body with a thin white head. Lots of nice carbonation present. Aroms is of candy and apples. Taste is citrusy, sweet, and reminds me of a white wine. Finishes like a wine as well, except for the carbonation, which makes this nice and crisp. Well done! A great lager.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Skip (206) - Indiana, USA - APR 20, 2004
Pale color, a bit darker than a pils. Dry taste with hops aroma striving valiantly to rise above adjuncts.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
DocLock (8103) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2004
Had this with Japanese food. Poured pale yellow. Aroma of adjuncts and some hops. Not very good. Finishes slightly sour and metallic. Pass on this.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Jayson2425 (167) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - APR 13, 2004
Tastes like shit, looks like shit, smells like shit. Do you get where i am going from here? One of the worst beers i have ever had. I would rather drink a skunky 40oz then this stuff

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2004
Amber with a weak white head. Downhill from there. Nothing remarkable about the aroma or the body or the taste. On a par with a Bud or Bud Lite. Totally unimpressive.

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