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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1613   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."



1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Lalli (243) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 24, 2010
0,33 l bottle (I think this was brewed in Kaliningrad of all places...). Nice golden color with a big and fluffy white head. Nose is very malty, with a hint of grass. Flavor is also malty, but a very watery body domiates. Not very memorable.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
asimeow (243) - Sandsli, NORWAY - MAY 23, 2015
0,33l bottle @Food Court, Schipol. Sour, light, pilsner, no hops or malts. Not unpleasant, just dull.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
dhatton (241) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Steely (241) - , SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2010
Clear golden color with a rich sparkle. Nice shining white head. Aroma is light malty with a hint of citrus. Quite plain malt flavor yet refreshing. Very dry finish with a sugar and tobacco aftertaste.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
HampshirePhil (237) - Portsmouth/London, Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2013
330ml bottle - Dry coppery smell with heavy carbonised aroma. Strong and epidemic carbonation giving it a distilled taste. Weak watery taste and overly malted barley taste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
unixweb (237) - Sherman, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2002
Initial nose suggested typical-style lager, like most any big American. At least it wasnít skunky, though, so I proceeded. Initial taste suggested the same, but after a few sips and a little food I noticed some sweetness and a little more body in this one than many of its counterparts. Overall, not my favorite lager but it beats most readily available brews in this area.

0.5
   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.

0.6
   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.

2.8
   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.

1.7
   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.


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