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


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RATINGS: 1507   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Reid (1917) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 12, 2003
Ok bought in the 21.4 oz bottle to go along with some sushi I had got. Nice enough beer to look at..deep clear gold colour with a largish foamy pure white head with some active carbonation. Smell also is pleasant yet pretty average for a lager..nicefresh hops..slighly peppery..but mostly a bread smell. The taste however is a let down..this is almost exactly the same as Budweiser for a premium price..thin and leaves no impression at all..least its not horrible. Pretty wishy washy on the palate. NOt drinkable to me at all..even with sushi..I'll buy Sapporo Reserve next time.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2003
Skunk nose. taste was...i dont even know. non existant? Dry as hell finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - OCT 29, 2003
Amber in color with a nice head.A medium bodied lager with lots of malt.Goes greta with sushi.

   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

   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.

   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.

   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

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
haddon90 (1470) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Kinz (3307) - 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.

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