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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1637   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Teran (273) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
noelcb (271) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2006
Light gold color. Scant head, no lace. Aromas of malt, miscellaneous grain, maybe rice or corn, citrus, yeast and a tad of hops. Flavor was well-balanced, slightly malty and some noticeable hop flavor and bitterness. Tastes all-malt but no toastiness or sweetness. Slightly sour. Reminds me of Ortliebs or Carling Black Label, for those who remember.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jikvig (269) - NORWAY - JAN 9, 2011
A pale golden colour, with a white head. Aroma; A good maltaroma, also getting some grass, floral components. Even some fruit. Flavour; Pretty much the same as the nose, with some extra grass it seems. Alittle agressive carbonation, but a good balanced beer with almost no bitternes. Summary; Love this with sushi and almost all fish with good flavour. Not a extreme beer, but a good lager!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robloc303 (268) - Erie, Colorado, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Pours pale yellow, nose of some sweet malts and yeast. Some flavor of tropical fruit, banana, and bread. Not bad for a pale lager.. Most are light and flavorless, this is light, but has lots of flavor.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
bipolar1 (268) - Hancock, Michigan, USA - SEP 25, 2001
UPDATED: APR 1, 2005 Has the wet cardboard grassy flavor typical of this type. Better than Mexican anyhow, nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stellaaaa (268) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 26, 2009
Pours a golden yellow with a thin white head. It has a faint aroma of malted corn and hops. This beer tastes of corn and bitter hops. Not the best beer, but a pretty good well-rounded lager that is neither too hoppy nor too malty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Odyn (266) - New York, USA - JUL 12, 2008
Probobly my favorite beer from the land of the rising sun. It is highly drinkable and sepecially goes well with sushi. Gold color and light aroma with no real lingering taste.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AAEA (266) - California, USA - JUN 3, 2014
22 FL OZ ($3.30) This is a very light tasting beer and goes down like water. Its not bad but I prefer some taste to my beer. I’ve come to expect all lager to be pretty much watered down beer. nothing too intense and I don’t recommend this one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Padchenko (266) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 13, 2014
330ml bottle. Pale yellow lager with decent whie head. Smooth, balanced and flavoursome - barley malt falvour. Decent, drinkable and inoffensive beer but nothing special by any stretch

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 29, 2003
On tap at Summits Wayside Tavern- I ordered this for the free pint glass. Pale yellow color with a small fizzy head. No real aroma. Slightly better than BMC but not by much. Dry finish. Nothing special.

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