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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1647   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 6/20
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - APR 8, 2005
clear dark yellow gold like urine after a steady diet of highly processed food. white thick foamy head that lasts. sweet aroma, like refined sugar. flavor starts chickenfeed sweet, then slight hop finish. easy to ignore while hanging out with a large group.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2005
Light beer japanese style. Decent aroma, not much body and o.k. flavor light and ricey though. This is the best of the 3 that I tried tonight at the Japanese restaurant and you have to love the bottle size!!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dp (608) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2005
had this at a japanese restaurant, is this the bud of Japan? Not too bad, could see drinking a few of these in a session

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
antisnobJP (275) - St. Michael, Minnesota, USA - MAR 30, 2005
Bottle. Pale clear yellow with a ring of white lace. Old Milwaukee with a little more finishing hops. Whoopee.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAR 27, 2005
An extremely crisp and airy lager that tended towards perfuminess and occasional bursts of interest, but mostly bland...and not really that great a compliment to sushi...especially after a real nice wasabi blast. I guess this ends a meal allright, but not my first choice.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ecbeerguy (86) - East Chicago, Indiana, USA - MAR 19, 2005
American style macro lager. Pours from the bottle with a bit of a head, but it doesnít last. Any aroma dissapears well before the head. I just canít find anything to like or dislike. Itís pretty good, but thatís not saying much.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
georgekillian (344) - Alabama, USA - MAR 18, 2005
great looking design on the bottle and actually was a really great asian beer. i enjoyed this one very much. easy to drink tasted kinda like a budweiser but not with the nasty aftertaste. very nice different beer

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
carlitos99 (184) - The Big Apple, USA - MAR 17, 2005
Of course I order this with Sushi and thats about it. The beer is malty and I would say skunky too, but for some reason it has a good alcoholic kick compared to other japanese beers.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
can8ianben (1489) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2005
The impressive label does not do this beer justice. It is a plain import sold to people who like strange names on their beer. Pale, little taste. On the positive side, it is very easy to drink.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
JK (5732) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2005
Yellow with a moderate white head. Hops and some very minor floral elements in the flavor.

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