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


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RATINGS: 1577   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Svesse (6967) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - NOV 21, 2014
(Bottle, Wagamama, Amsterdam, 22 Aug 2014) Pale golden colour with frothy, white head. Malty, neutral nose with notes of bread, rice and cereal. Malty, clean taste with cereal, bread, rice and a dry finish with low bitterness. Rather thin and dry. Flawless, but quite boring.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Oysteib (112) - NORWAY - NOV 21, 2014
From bottle. Golden colour. Extremely average lager. Nothing wrong with it. Sort of makes sense in a Japanese restaurant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
rhensens (7) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 20, 2014 does not count
Light style brewed with rice, a great sessionable beer got a warm day, one of favorite japanese brews

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ExpendableHero (776) - Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2014
This was surprisingly decent. Maybe because I was drinking it accompanied by delicious eats at Benihana. Pale gold beer with lively carbonation and a fluffy, white head. Aromas of grains and barley. Tastes of sweet cereal grains, corn mash, and sweet malt. Decent balancing of flavors for the style. Bittersweet finish. Refreshing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Padchenko (141) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 13, 2014
330ml bottle. Pale yellow lager with decent whie head. Smooth, balanced and flavoursome - barley malt falvour. Decent, drinkable and inoffensive beer but nothing special by any stretch

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
jandd1983 (3192) - 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 (799) - 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 (506) - 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 (5811) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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.

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