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 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheCametron (2145) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 26, 2015
Bottle. This gear always gives the impression that itís somehow better than other pale lagers when it really isnít. Maybe a bit. Pours Clear Gold with a White head and a mess of bubbles. Tastes pretty inoffensive. Light malt, very light hops and extremely light bitterness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
asimeow (225) - Sandsli, NORWAY - MAY 23, 2015
0,33l bottle @Food Court, Schipol. Sour, light, pilsner, no hops or malts. Not unpleasant, just dull.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
KoRoBeNiKi (133) - Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2015
Appearance: Dark gold, small head, quickly goes away Aroma: Malt, sweet Taste: Same, with a faint bitterness Palate: Semi-refreshing, not much to say Standard Pilsner, but definitely better than Asahi Kampai

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omanson (49) - - MAY 14, 2015
Nez sur la banane et le miel, robe blonde, pas de col, peu de corps, bulles fines, peu amŤre. ArŰmes de miel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yenbeer (156) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 12, 2015
Quenches the thirst, nice on a summer day, but you gotta have it cold. Rather sweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
aumentm (452) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Another beer i have with susji. its a light beer with a light fresh taste to it.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
damzz (383) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 29, 2015
Pours slightly darker than Bud with a white head the leaves little lacing. The nose is faint cereal. The taste is malt-cereal. Better than a Bud. Thought I was buying a genuwine Japanese beer. But Noooo! A-Bís been brewing this since long before InBev. "Under the strict supervision of Kirin" Uh-huh, thatís why the ABV is higher. InBev has A-B brewing Beckís. Come on. Despite all the science, there seems to be more than our present science understands. Big surprise since this is the historical record.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
trapped (1529) - New York, TURKEY - APR 28, 2015
Draught. Pours golden yellow with small foamy head, little malt aroma, high carbonation, crisp dry taste, abrupt finish. A nice lager.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Alfradique2 (8) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - APR 23, 2015 does not count
Espuma bem rala, uma cor amarelo comum, apenas comprei uma por ser uma cerveja do Jap„o.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Jabah (227) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2015
I usually only get this when I am eating sushi or something, so decided to buy it at the grocery store to give it a try in the comfort of my own home. Actually, I was going to cook with it, but elected to go with another beer so got stuck drinking this 24 oz. can tonight. Poured it into an oversized wine glass. Has a clear golden color, almost identical to the gold in their Kirin label. The aroma is a little skunky, but taste isnít all that bad. Barley, malts, and other sugary flavors. A little metallic, but not too bad. The aftertaste is actually what saves this beer, smooth and sweet. Not too bitter as I would expect from the skunky aroma. Just recently found out owned by Anheiser, and brewed in California, so not really a Japanese beer. I totally agree about going with Sapporo instead. Might have to drink that next time I eat Sushi so I can get a fresh review in.

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