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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1492   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.16   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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."



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2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CanCrusher (610) - Ilirska Bistrica, - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear golden colour with big white head, that sits down slowly. Strong, a bit strange aroma of let’s say grain, cooked vegetable and cardboard. It leaves nice lacing while drinking. Taste is light sweet and it turns into moderate bitter aftertaste. Body is light to medium with dry/watery texture. Not the best beer, but not the worst neither.


2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
waiake (44) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 22, 2014
630ml bottle, was expecting much more, very pale gold colour with a fluffy brief head, the aroma is bigger than the watery mildly hoppy taste, pretty average

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
sinfull (808) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Regular , boring lager. Pale golden color , malty aroma and taste . Sweet with minimal bitterness.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
16erBlech (15) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - AUG 17, 2014
0,33l bottle at Hanil Sushi in Wien 18. Tasty, pleasant bitterness. Refreshing ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
edavilagarza (3) - MEXICO - AUG 15, 2014 does not count
Hops right front of me, malty, beautiful gold yellow color, little head retention, lack of foam. Very malty taste. Nice presentation with beautiful design on the label. Lager beer.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Lightrider (307) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Bottle into a larger glass. Aroma is weak malt. Pour is a light yellow. Taste is very light. Finish is clean. High end bud, nothing high end here.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Rob_D_UK (750) - Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2014
Golden colour with medium fast-disappearing head. Malty aroma. Medium hops in aftertaste.

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
Ctplt777 (107) - - AUG 3, 2014
Meh this was gross. I was getting some sushi and thought what the hell I’ll try it. Wet cardboard and paper. Cream corn grass staleness. Not the best aromas. Taste is bearable but not that great. Taste is not its strong suit. Overall won’t be trying this again.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Jimsal27 (232) - New York, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Bottle. Golden color with with white head. Malty aroma. Some hops in aftertaste. Regular lager.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
JohnCook101 (311) - - JUL 19, 2014
Tastes like lager. Cooled me down well enough, but that’s all. Only bought due to limited menu.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
Calisky (601) - ALSACE, FRANCE - JUL 16, 2014
Couleur dorée, légère mousse blanche. Nez et gout leger malté. Très aqueuse, rien de spécial.


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