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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1645   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 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2003
Bottled Light straw gold, with pleny of fiz. Cheep and thin. Quite unimpressive really.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
roomtempbeer (185) - Franklin, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2003
From a can, beer pours (in Chimay glass) an applejuice (piss, read 'urine')-golden color with virgin-white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is of strong straw, grass, vegetal. Flavor is of a watered down straw, grass - not too prominent. Still a drainpour. Looks awful. Tastes awful. Just another sucky, yellow beer - and there's plenty of them. Sampled at 71 degrees Fahrenheit.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
drinkbeer (283) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - JUL 26, 2003
In 5 words: Cold, crisp, light, refreshing, clean. I think that about sums it up.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EKGoldings (632) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2003
I liked this stuff with sushi. Decent light malty taste for a megabrew, hops were clean smelling but light. Body was decent and aftertaste was slightly sweet and long.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
bluevegie (3071) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 16, 2003
didnt fancy this one very much but was surprised to read that it was brewed in australia although under licence very small head no lacing and didnt like the hop taste

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2003
Color is clear yellow with a gold quality, but a vigorous pour produced very little head or foam. Smell is thin malt and grain of rice or corn. Taste is mostly watered down malt, corn, and rice with real no flavor. Barely sweet. Feel is water, thin, weak, empty, nothing, have a glass a water with a lemon. Very sorry I even tried it.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 12, 2003
Almost no aroma. Light in colour, flavour and bitterness, and has no aftertaste. It is highly carbonated. Actually made under licence by Lion-Nathan, this is sort of an Australian version of a Japanese imitation of an American Standard.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cashazza (217) - Morganville, Maryland, USA - JUL 7, 2003
Had this on my seventh wedding anniversary for good fortune...pale yellow, highly carbonated, started out with a large head that quickly fizzled out, no lacing, mild/almost nonexistant aroma, a tinge of hoppiness with a sweet finish. Not impressive, but better than most other widely available lagers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TChrome (1448) - Bedford, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2003
Not a bad lager, just doesn't do enough to distingish if from a lot of the other mass produced dreck. Beer pours golden with big fluffy head. Beer is yellow, but not fizzy. Head almost completely dissipates, but there is moderate lacing. Aroma is very light floral hops. Taste follows, initially lightly sweet followed by a dash of hop bitterness. Good for mass produced beer. Not good by other standards.

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