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


on tap

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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."

LBarouf's rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
LBarouf (114) - Ontario, - SEP 2, 2012
650 ml bottle. Aroma: flat, little floral notes and hay. Yeast, and alcohol (very lightly). Appearance: crystal clear golden robe, with lofty white head which vanishes somewhat fast "a la" commercial beer. Taste: Feels sweet with a hint of umami. Palate: light body, thin and oily texture, lively with long astringent finish. Overall: Bah... it’s ok. I would not insult my guest by offering them that, nor my hosts by refusing it. I will not buy again that’s certain. No complexity in this one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
leduardol (52) - - OCT 11, 2015
Uma pilsen puro malte muito boa e honesta. Alta drinkability, com lúpulo bem ressaltado e meio corpo. Amarela pálida e com pouca espuma. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
LazyPyro (65) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2015
330ml bottle in the UK (5% ABV). Clear golden colour with a white head. Faint malty aroma. Weak and watery, no bitterness, but refreshing. 26th April 2015.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
olliejobbins (1455) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2015
Had on draft, by the bottle and can many times. clear gold with thin white head. aroma is grass, a little skunky hop. medium carbonation. weak malts, watery palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Msdrbeat (101) - - OCT 3, 2015
Thin tasting. Bottled. A bit bitter but very drinkable for a nice light beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
Olavo (13) - Lauro de Freitas, BRAZIL - SEP 26, 2015
Muito boa a cerveja japonesa! 100% malte! Só vende em Long Neck. Gostaria de experimentar

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
swesson (314) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2015
On tap at Miyama in Denver. Pours a light gold and makes no head and produces no lacing. Aroma is of light malt and biscuit. I used to like this beer when I was younger and had a less sophisticated palate. Now, it seems quite bland and flavorless. Not distinctive. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
McSherman (370) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 21, 2015
Das Bier ist angenehm herb mit einer deutlichen Hopfenbittere. Dabei recht süffig. Durchaus gutes Bier! (Kirin Draft, 4.1)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JulioRangel (73) - Salvador, BRAZIL - SEP 18, 2015
Cerveja clara, de carbonatação moderada, corpo suave. Paladar arredondado, e com baixo amargor. Aroma mais próximo de malte que de lúpulo.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
budedou (581) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - SEP 11, 2015
Aroma- malt aroma. Appearance- Has a weak clear yellow color. Taste- This is purely a Japanese version of a Lager, Palate- This is a light bodied beer with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
TorbenJensen (1334) - Valby, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2015
Very low foaming appears briefly during pouring. The aroma is slightly malty, partially hoppy and smells also of flowers. It tastes slightly floral and malty and has a moderate hop bitterness. Not a great experience.

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