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


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RATINGS: 1597   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yenbeer (174) - 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 (391) - 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-B’s been brewing this since long before InBev. "Under the strict supervision of Kirin" Uh-huh, that’s why the ABV is higher. InBev has A-B brewing Beck’s. 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 (1654) - 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 Japão.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Jabah (253) - 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 isn’t 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerbaaron (1815) - Arizona, USA - APR 2, 2015
Clear light gold with frothy white head. Not sickly sweet, Yes! Nice malt character. Light dryness. Nothing off putting. Much better than most mass produced pale lagers I?ve had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Obfuscate (334) - Minneapolis, - MAR 28, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2015 On tap at Sawatdee. For what it is a very good beer. Washes my Thai food and Sushi well.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Godfather50 (134) - SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2015
Nothing shines in this drap lager. Worthy of kestrel circa 1982. The aftertaste is similar to that obtained through chewing leather. Not up to their motor industry.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
madrid4341 (3) - SPAIN - MAR 20, 2015 does not count
Voilà une bière absolument quelconque sans aucune personnalité. Content de l’avoir goûtée pour ne devoir à le faire.

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