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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1484   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."



2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
archstanton (105) - mukilteo, Washington, USA - OCT 29, 2003
smells like a skunk beer and looks and tastes like one.overall its worth a try

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2003
Light golden body with moderate carbonation and a fast-fading fizzy head. Aroma of grassy hops and pale malt. Light flavor and palate. The best of the 3 widely available Japanese beers.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Jahills (151) - Cambridge (Hobart), AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2003
mmm, nothing stand out. I suppose it is a japanese lager, so i shouldnt be expecting a lot. It is a nice clean colour but it has little aroma. Tastes grainy and a little too light. not too much flavour and zero aftertaste. Overpriced for a standard, inoffensive, japanise lager.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bfgill (120) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2003
Not much aroma happening, no lasting head to speak of, fairly light in colour, not much happening flavour wise. pretty average. cheers

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
haddon90 (1433) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2003
Tasted like Bud Light. Light yellow color with no head. Some balance...but not much from the aroma or flavor. Won't get this again.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maupie (927) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2003
This beer has a light yellow body - hue with a bitter initial flavor and a light body.

1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Kinz (3256) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - SEP 16, 2003
Smelled faintly ricey, but maybe I'm being influenced by the fact it is Japanese. Really boring. Fizzy medium yellow. Just too much of nothing. Very faint bitterness.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
beastdog75 (362) - Brick, New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2003
This tasted like a macro euro-lager to me, and a very cheaply made one at that. Husky/musty/soapy aromas and flavor. Probably adjunct laden. Kind of bitter in the finish.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2003
Well no one brags about Asian beers ... and usually for good reason. This was a pretty standard Asian Lager. Just an odd varient of Budweiser.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 15, 2003
Not too much to be said about this that hasn't been said before. A lightly sweet taste makes this an easy drinking, enjoyable beer.


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