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

bottled
common

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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1437   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."



2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
martinboer (118) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2009
Oct 31, 2006 Bottle at Yamashiro, Hollywood Hills, Calif. A nice light lager, with proud head, that complemented my excellent sushi well. A tad sweet, malty with watery finish.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
retinadoc (117) - - DEC 25, 2011
Can. Moderate carbonation. Simple yeasty hops aroma and flavor, with clean finish. Limited flavor; can do much better with other beer brands. Would drink if served, but would not buy with my own $.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bolt (117) - Boulder Creek, California, USA - JUN 5, 2002
I wouldn’t go out of my way to get this beer unless its the only one at a Japanese or Chinese resteraunt. Looks good, and tastes OK.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GiddyBoy (117) - USA - FEB 19, 2004
Draft - This is golden, and flat. Not much head and it reminds me of a Bud or something. I was not enticed by its appearance. The flavor is oddly complex though. Unlike American standards it has a full flavor for such a light beer. It has little aftertaste. Each sip has you looking for deeper flavors. Overall it was not bad at all. I would drink again.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brent (116) - Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA - SEP 27, 2001
Don’t know that I could tell this from regular Kirin lager.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 5/20
matalec1984 (115) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 8, 2012
Pours a crisp gold with a small white head that is short lived Aroma is very faint but a slightly malt and sour note is apparent. Crisp and, lightly carbonated. A little heavy for a light lager

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bochi23 (115) - Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2007
Japanese equiv. of AB or Miller. Growing up in Japan, this beer gets high marks (for a macro) from me for mostly nostalgic reasons.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mcnally (114) - Burbank, California, USA - OCT 21, 2007
Can’t believe I haven’t rated this one yet. It’s a good match for sushi, but not much else. Straw yellow pour, shrinking white head. Lots of corn in the flavor. Taste testing blindfolded, I hope I could distinguish this from a US macro.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
HopsformyHips (113) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - JAN 8, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2005 Cheap yellow gold pour with a flimsy white head. Unimpressive and unnatractive typical pilsner aroma. Rice and grassy hops in flavor. Sushi would be the best part of this meal...not so much the beer.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sputerbug (113) - Nacogdoches, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2006
16oz bottle.Pours clear golden with a small white fast fading head.Slight aroma of malt and hops.There is a small amount of hops with some maltiness that is easy to drink but lacks flavor.


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