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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1572   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 7/20
jandd1983 (3160) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 2, 2014
It poured a clear golden color with a white head. The aroma was of light grain and malts. The taste was lightly sweet and bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Icedwarf (718) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - OCT 31, 2014
Licht geel bier met weinig schuim. Smaak is bitter hoppig, echter nogal waterig en weinig smaak. Blijft niet lang hangen.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Heickf (50) - BRAZIL - OCT 29, 2014
Aroma fraco, malte quase imperceptível e lúpulo inexistente. Amarelo dourado e translúcido, além de formação média de espuma. No paladar, leve malte e uma mistura de amargor com oxidação. É uma cerveja que apenas serve pra refrescar, tomando bem gelada, mas tem um custo benefício baixo.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Karstenborg (492) - DENMARK - OCT 28, 2014
Dark yellow with medium off-white head. Aroma is grain, hops and wheat. Taste is malt and wheat.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jackl (5804) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Can @ some Japanese joint in DC. Anyway, why is there a 5% version split from this? Crazy. Pours gold with a large thick white head. Pretty damn attractive to be honest. Nose of croissant, honeycomb, spent grain. The usual. Not overly sweet or filled with noxious artificial apple accents, which is a good thing. Relatively robust bread and honeyed pear flavor. Pretty good for what it is. Crisp and not overly sugary on the finish. Eminently drinkable. Overall, gets the job done. I put down a 25oz can, so I can’t complain.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
smmaaren (338) - NORWAY - OCT 17, 2014
33 cl bottle from supermarket in Spain. Enjoyed straight from the bottle. Colour is golden. Had this poolside in sunny Spain. Did work. But I guess any beer had.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
slowrunner77 (7095) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 15, 2014
can’t really "taste the wort", but i don’t exactly know what i’m looking for either. tastes ever so slightly better than your typical american macro lager. crisp and clean, slightly drier finish. ok with sushi."

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
eduardovl (1076) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2014 330ml can served in an ordinary glass @ Wasabi restaurant, Geneva A: Pours a clear yellow (golden) color forming a medium bubbled and aired white head. Low retention and many thin lacings left in the glass. S: Sweet pale malts, corn and rice followed by flowery and grassy hops. T: Sightly sweet upfront. Very malty. Strong nptes of pale malts and grassy hops. Citrus and skunky. In overall, a dry and crispy taste followed by a considerable hops bitterness. M: Extremely light body with strong carbonation. Grassy bitterness in the aftertaste O: Well... Refreshing. [ BA Review @ 12/23/2011 ]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
aumax1 (288) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 11, 2014
Bouteille de 650ml de blonde peu effervescence. Arôme de malt. Au gout notes de malt, petite amertume et notes sucré.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
CraftyBeerTour (123) - Barcelon, SPAIN - OCT 5, 2014
On draught. Aroma of bean and has that wet stone whiff too. Looks OK, nice white lacy head, a little palid. Watery and a little insipid.

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