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


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RATINGS: 1562   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.16   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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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 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Nesta13 (205) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 17, 2002
Not the worst macro in Japan - it does has some taste, but you wouldn’t drink it more than once.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
WallyWalrus (205) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 21, 2008
12oz bottle. Pours an effervescent clear pale amber with a solid but fleeting head. Aroma is sweet and earthy, with aromas of hops, yeast, straw, and a twinge of malt. Taste is light and crisp, with a slight hoppy-yeasty flavor quickly overpowered by a sour and unpleasant rubbery aftertaste somewhat muted by further drinking. Probably a tolerable companion to spicy food, but there are much better lagers to be had for session drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bewyder (204) - FRANCE - DEC 16, 2014
La lager japonaise à la meilleure rondeur à mon goût et de celles que je connais, ce qui reste limité en soi.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
16erBlech (202) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - AUG 17, 2014
0,33l bottle at Hanil Sushi in Wien 18. Tasty, pleasant bitterness. Refreshing ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
celogan (201) - Oroville, California, USA - JUN 16, 2003
I didn't think this was too bad. I looked at the date at the bottom of the can and it was brewed in August 02 (last year) inspite of that, and to my surpriise that it is an Anheirser Bush product, it was actually an OK beer. I'd certainly drink it again as a nice thirst quencher on a hot day. The 24 oz can I had poured with ample carbonation. Light straw yellow which looked weaker than it tasted. Nice head at first which quickly dissapaited with not much lacing. I hate to admit this about any AB product, but I'd definitely drink this again.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
ATOmemphis (200) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - MAR 16, 2006
Cool ass logo, relatively lame beer. Sweetish smell (hardly there) came from this golden headless beer. Very little carbonation. screw on caps are bad omens usually. The taste has a light (i mean i only imagined it after swallowing) taste of honey. Really pretty bland. Inoffensive is a good word, because it wasn’t bad. then again, neat-o logo, half deer, half dragon thing.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
vulcanmeister (200) - La Grande, Oregon, USA - JUL 4, 2008
Pours a light gold with a quickly disppearing thin white head. Has a very slight hoppy aroma. The taste is a bit sweet with plenty of carbonation. Light body, dry finish. Good with sushi!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
gator2683 (199) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 21, 2009
Golden yellow color with a very faint white head. Barely any noticeable smell and tastes much like drinking Bud.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
dirt55 (198) - Washington, USA - JUN 19, 2008
bottled, clean pale golden pour with almost nonexistant white head, aroma of mild malt, flavor of mild malt/hop combo, fairly light palate, nothing exciting but went well with sushi

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
POD (198) - USA - DEC 28, 2006
Free bottle. Poured golder with reasonable white head. Not much aroma... perhaps slight hops. Flavor was malt beer. Mouthfeel was cold and full of carbonation. Light hop and malt aftertaste. I found nothing offensive in this lager. Likewise, nothing memorable. It was just pretty okay.

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