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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1597   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.17/5   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 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Quixote18 (236) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JAN 31, 2006
Absolute crap. Possibly the worst beer Iíve ever had...and Iíve had a couple of doozies. In short it was the same as all the other macro pale lagers...except somehow worse. OK here goes: Poured from bottle into a tall lager glass. Pale gold color with a fizzy, short lasting white head. This beer seriously smells like urine from some undistinguishable animal...possibly a nocturnal mammal. After waiting a bit, it opened up to display a LITTLE malt, mixed with urine of course. At this point Iím really beginning to think that this has been "recycled". Do I actually have to put this in my moputh??? Dear God this tastes aweful! A few sips and I was done. DRAINPOUR. I hope my septic tank bacteria will actually consume this crap.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
blinesam (235) - USA - JAN 14, 2007
Bought a bottle at Martinettiís in Brighton. Smells like Beast. Slightly hazey golden color. Super light taste. Has gross, rice-like after taste. Taste like old rice. Note: this beer was drank slightly after the freshness date. I canít imagine anyone drinking this regularly.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
detroitsteel (235) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2007
I had a bottle of this during the interval of Don Giovanni at the Royal Opera last night. (Oh - get me with me la di da ways!). Suprisingly good - has a strong malty flavour, combined with a cirtrus twang. Shortish malt finish. Refreshing and very easy drinking. Iíve had this before I started rating beers, and unlike many other largers it holds up well.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
jkm (235) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 17, 2007
Pale yellow with a thin white head, thin and watery body, average carbonation. Very little flavour and bitterness. Sweet & fizzy. Not terrible but not great.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
dhatton (234) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Pours pale golden topped with a thin white head. Subdued aroma of barely and grains. Taste is of cereal. Relatively thin mouthfeel with a sweet finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
asimeow (234) - Sandsli, NORWAY - MAY 23, 2015
0,33l bottle @Food Court, Schipol. Sour, light, pilsner, no hops or malts. Not unpleasant, just dull.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Giochaurand (233) - FINLAND - MAR 16, 2015
Bottle. Pours light yellow. Aroma is malts and hay. Taste is light malts and a bit of citrus.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
wheelz843 (233) - Grand Island, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2008
bottle. has a bit of a sour, grassy aroma. very plain tasting. reminds me of bud light. good to get you drunk but thats about it.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
finn1918 (232) - Georgia, USA - JUN 16, 2013
24 oz can, canned on 4/16/13. Pours clear gold with a force-carbonated head. Aroma is tap water. Taste is sweet malts, boiled vegetables and white rice. No hops, but a very unusual vegetable finish. Very simple and easy to drink, but I donít think Iíll pay $2.50 for it again.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rds (230) - USA - MAR 23, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2008 Yes, itís golden clear with a very clean white head and itís a lager. It goes great with Asian food--I wouldnít laze on a summer afternoon guzzling them. No strong taste of its own makes it a good choice for certain cuisine.

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