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


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RATINGS: 1592   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.17   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - DEC 6, 2002
Aroma is light and tangy/hoppy...Color is a light yellow-gold---medium sudsy head and speckled lace...Taste is dominated by mellow hops; malt provides just a hint of sweetness and some body...Carbonation is moderate and adds bite...Finish is a reprise of the initial hop statement...Body is medium-light, but the lack of a meaningful malt contribution renders this pretty one-dimensional...Thoroughly drinkable, however, and better than most macro offerings...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
fly (1441) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2002
So very clean. This is one I used to have as an easy drinking brew. That has lost its charm and appeal. Not a bad beer, just another that has become lost on me due to changing tastes.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Sturgess (173) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2002
This is slightly better than the regular Kirin Lager..it goes better with food, and finishes nice and smooth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpockTheater (49) - Louisiana, USA - NOV 29, 2002
For a lager, this one has a fairly full body. Short palate, but definately better that U.S. lagers.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
fraternie (937) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2002
Truly a classic example of a horrific beer. I was forced to drink this while attempting to ’sake bomb’ and it was nothing short of a miserable experience. Thin, poorly balanced and distastefully sharp. Not good.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2003 Color belonged somewhere between red and Green on a traffic light, head sat white and randomly dotted with bubbleez..aroma was uriney but chewy ...fizzy, lager grossness, sweet gooeyness...undercooked corn on the cob...blanched lemon peels...leaving the drinker bloated and bored.. after a while though, I started to notice a dried banana-like fruitiness and some worthy maltiness...Drinkable and a step up from U.S. swill

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - NOV 20, 2002
Had this brew in a bottle. Light nose of caramel, toasted grains, resin, and earth. Pours a light sparkling golden. The large fluffy white head is mostly diminishing with fair lacing. The mild and subtle flavor is fresh and pleasant. The toasted nutty finish is balanced with light acidity. The light and dry palate is smooth and lively and finishes astringent.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - NOV 15, 2002
not much going for this one light color slight malty nose ok on the hops,clean uneventful finish. nothing special

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
GreatSatanUSA (107) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2002
Totally innocous, generic lager. Medium-heavy carbonation, little flavor or taste. Not good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Drinkingdan (375) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2002
A light yellow in color, this is just an average beer.

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