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


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RATINGS: 1496   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 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
Ctplt777 (126) - - AUG 3, 2014
Meh this was gross. I was getting some sushi and thought what the hell I’ll try it. Wet cardboard and paper. Cream corn grass staleness. Not the best aromas. Taste is bearable but not that great. Taste is not its strong suit. Overall won’t be trying this again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Jimsal27 (244) - New York, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Bottle. Golden color with with white head. Malty aroma. Some hops in aftertaste. Regular lager.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
JohnCook101 (319) - - JUL 19, 2014
Tastes like lager. Cooled me down well enough, but that’s all. Only bought due to limited menu.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
Calisky (697) - ALSACE, FRANCE - JUL 16, 2014
Couleur dorée, légère mousse blanche. Nez et gout leger malté. Très aqueuse, rien de spécial.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
sturmthis (434) - Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2014
On draft. Clear golden color with little head. Grainy aroma. Taste is grainy too and nothing special. Is drinkable enough.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
alexsdad06 (5408) - Ohio, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Bottle with sushi. Pale yellow, small white head, gone. The aroma and flavor have corn, grains, not much else, but it doesn’t interfere with my dinner.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
nakedwhendrunk (2081) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a pint glass and a pilsener various times and has always shown the same qualities. The appearance had a nice light yellow clear color with a light half finger-ed white foamy head that dissipated within about thirty seconds. There wasn’t any lacing. The smell had some light sweet corn with a slight breadiness in it but coming off really light. The taste was mainly sweet through the corn and bready notes. On the palate, this one sat exceptionally light and was pretty sessionable. The carbonation was good for the style and for me. Overall, I say this was a pretty good pale lager worthy of having again.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
RhetoricalAns (247) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 6, 2014
Yellow pour with a fast dissipating white head. regular macro lager, some grainy aroma and flavour but overall fairly thin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Raistlin (121) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2014
Average lager, smooth, easy to drink. Has golden color with white head that lasts. Average carbonation, nice on tongue, does not bite. No long lasting after taste. . Nice summery lager

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BeerSkull (1304) - SWEDEN - JUN 30, 2014
(Bottle). Slightly sweet aroma and taste of malt and grassy hops. The taste is quite thin, vaguely dry finish.

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