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

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1630   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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."



Brent's rating

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brent (116) - Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA - SEP 27, 2001
Don’t know that I could tell this from regular Kirin lager.


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
adamnase (331) - Kronoby, FINLAND - MAY 1, 2016
0.33 l bottle @ Zan! Kista, Stockholm. Pours pale golden color, almost no head. Bitterish taste, but totally average, leaves a somehow dry feeling. Not bad but not good either.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Thomas_W1 (390) - Rastatt, GERMANY - MAY 1, 2016
Flasche 0,33l (ABV 5,0%): Helles Gold, klar, kräftiger stabiler feinporiger Schaum; in der Nase sehr mild, leichte Süße, ganz leicht gehopft, kaum Bitterkeit; im Körper sehr leicht und mild, spritzig, deutliche Kohlensäure, frische, leichte Bitterkeit; milder frischer Nachgang

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nazbion (228) - Tübingen, GERMANY - APR 29, 2016
Pours clear pale yellow with frothy white head. Light hoppy aroma. Taste is regular macro lager, a bit metallic. Light body, refreshing. Ok for a pale lager.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jairdornelas (2) - - APR 21, 2016 does not count
Ótimo custo benefício! Ela tem uma cor bonita, saborosa, mas o lance é o preço, ela é muito melhor que as cervejas da mesma faixa, paguei hoje R$ 3,50 em 350ml.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alex60 (54) - - APR 10, 2016
Bouteille 33 cl- couleur jaune pale, odeur agrumes et pomme, goűt rafraîchissant léger avec une finale basé sur la pomme assez prononcé,agréable ŕ boire

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
midovark (232) - Balassagyarmat, HUNGARY - APR 7, 2016
0.33 l bottle bought in a random Spanish store. Pale golden color, no head. Some strange aroma, which i cant identify. Bitterish taste, but totally average, leaves a somehow dry feeling in my mouth. Not bad but not good either.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ansalon (2453) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2016
Pours clear yellow with a low white head. Aromas of rye bread, citrus, minerals, soil, orange rinds. Taste is bready with citrusy notes. Mouthfeel is quite sparkling with a light to medium body.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Teran (254) - Belgrade, SERBIA - MAR 24, 2016
Better than most of EU lager beers. Nice body, nice look, very good taste and aroma, even palate is not so bad as at most of lager beers. Enjoyable beer, it is very fine with the food, because is somehow neutral but tasty.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Fules (227) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - MAR 10, 2016
Kicsi, nem túl tartós hab, borostyán szín. Illata a kommersz lágerek felé húz, de nem olyan kénes. Íze édeskés-savanykás, enyhén keserű és fanyar, de alapjában véve semleges sör. Keserűje a száj hátsó részében, a torok elején érezhető. Könnyed, kellemes kis sör.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tdtm82 (1699) - Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2016
Contract brewed on keg at The Pipeline, London, who brews this in the UK now? Oh well. It’s a heavily adjudicated but better than most premium lagers. It isn’t DMS-heavy and is pretty clean for the style. I can drink it easily and it’s inoffensive. I prefer it to Bud and Coors. Trying to rate to style here.


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