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

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RATINGS: 1568   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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1.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jobrewmeister (81) - - APR 13, 2012
Slightly worse than the Asahi I just tasted. Pours very pale straw color. Very watery and not much of aroma or taste.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pumpkin87 (118) - - JUL 3, 2015
Pours clear straw yellow with small white head that soon vanishes leaving only minor skim. Light aroma of malt, yeast and cereal. Taste is mild and pleasant, good for accompanying sushi or spicy food without being assertive. AB InBev is the actual brewer, so this in most respects this is another macro lager. But there’s a refreshingly crisp rice note. Those who want to brag about how big and bold and alcoholic their microbrews are will flee. It’s a beer to have with Asian food on a hot day, when you want to have more than one.

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
cblado (283) - Washington, USA - JUL 2, 2015
Had this on draft at a Japanese restaurant recently. Is it great beer? No. Is it even good? Not particularly. But it goes down easy with some sushi.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
colui72 (195) - HONG KONG - JUN 27, 2015
Not bad for a commercial pale lager. Probably the good water used makes the difference. Golden pour, malty taste, bitter finish. Classic.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mauroruellas (258) - GETULINA, BRAZIL - JUN 19, 2015
Lager com aroma suave,boa formação de espuma,no sabor presença de malte e levemente de lúpulo,pequeno amargor no final,nota-se a presença de cereais não maltados(milho,arroz)porem não prejudica o conjunto.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jamaty (1168) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 13, 2015
Dorada muy clara ligeramente turbia. Espuma normal. Aroma escaso, a cereal. Bastante carbónica y refrescante con amargor final destacado. Nada especial. Bebible. Sin mas.

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
AWS9 (544) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2015
Draft. Pale, straw pour, eh. Lots of corn, brewing cereal in this one. No real hops or malts of note - it’s barely beer-like. Really lost any appeal it may have had as it approached room temperature - wasn’t keen to finish. If cold, it could work as a quick mouth rinser.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheCametron (2086) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 26, 2015
Bottle. This gear always gives the impression that it’s somehow better than other pale lagers when it really isn’t. Maybe a bit. Pours Clear Gold with a White head and a mess of bubbles. Tastes pretty inoffensive. Light malt, very light hops and extremely light bitterness.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
asimeow (205) - Sandsli, NORWAY - MAY 23, 2015
0,33l bottle @Food Court, Schipol. Sour, light, pilsner, no hops or malts. Not unpleasant, just dull.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
KoRoBeNiKi (93) - Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2015
Appearance: Dark gold, small head, quickly goes away Aroma: Malt, sweet Taste: Same, with a faint bitterness Palate: Semi-refreshing, not much to say Standard Pilsner, but definitely better than Asahi Kampai

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omanson (49) - - MAY 14, 2015
Nez sur la banane et le miel, robe blonde, pas de col, peu de corps, bulles fines, peu amère. Arômes de miel.


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