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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Trogdor (196) - Cairns, AUSTRALIA - JUN 7, 2004
aroma was surprisingly like a sparkling white wine with almost cidery fruitiness, fresh floral hoppiness. light golden lager, small head, high carb. clean hoppy flavours. crisp, claen, lightly lingering hop bitterness. dissappointing flavour after the promising aroma, boring lager with exciting aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
igel (196) - New Mexico, USA - OCT 21, 2004
Straw colored and clear with a column of co2 rising from the bottom of the glass. Head is full and white, but dies relatively quickly. Smells a little skunky, fruity and sweet with a hoppy background. Flavor is much blander than expected. A light sweet start with a kind of Styrofoam middle and an effervescent/dry finish. Mouthfeel is quite lively, but does not make up for the almost empty taste. Quite void of character. Not bad, just bland.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
tore_pettersen (195) - - MAR 5, 2014
En helt ordinær lager både i farge, smak og lukt. Fikk denne til sushi og det var helt greit, sikkert god på en varm sommerdag også - men ikke verdt polprisen...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Shrews629 (193) - Kentucky, USA - JAN 21, 2011
Very clear straw colored. Bright white head that was very fizzy with little retention or lacing. This looks like a "macro" for sure. Several bubbles streaming to the top. The aromas was corn and grain. Some malt character. Maybe a faint biscuit. Everything was very faint. The taste was of a cereal grain and corn. Some minute bitterness. Not a real pleasing taste. Tastes like a "macro" also. Getting a stale, metallic taste too. The mouthfeel was light and watery. It is refreshing and crisp. Doesn’t leave much aftertaste at all. This might be fairly refreshing if it was 110 degrees in the shade. I probably wouldn’t want this under any other circumstances however. I could finish it, which is always positive I guess. Does have a cool little label on the bottle though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Duffbeer (192) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2002
Similar to other beers from Asian countries. Not bad, not great.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AAEA (192) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
greystreet80 (191) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 3, 2002
Not too bad, by far the best Anheuser Brewery product. Looks pretty weak though, a high yellow piss color.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
zborgerd (187) - Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2002
Thin, lacked ’oomf’, tasted like a flat Budweiser. I can drink this stuff, but I don’t exactly like it. Oh? Imported by AB? Now that explains the Bud taste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
mircoas (186) - ITALY - MAY 4, 2014
bad beer. Birra normalissima, per niente buona, non si distingue dalle birre commerciali più famose.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
roomtempbeer (185) - Franklin, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2003
From a can, beer pours (in Chimay glass) an applejuice (piss, read 'urine')-golden color with virgin-white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is of strong straw, grass, vegetal. Flavor is of a watered down straw, grass - not too prominent. Still a drainpour. Looks awful. Tastes awful. Just another sucky, yellow beer - and there's plenty of them. Sampled at 71 degrees Fahrenheit.

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