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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: 1647   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."



2.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
epf33 (227) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2008
...interesting! not normally a fan of asian beers, but this is probably one of the best. very smooth, no aftertaste.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bradlyc77 (226) - Sebastopol, California, USA - JAN 13, 2009
Pours golden color with white head. Lots of adjunct (rice), grass, straw, some citrus. Minimal hops. Light bodied and easily drinkable, good with sushi. Nothing complex or exciting here as expected.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
justabeergeek (225) - Albany, New York, USA - MAR 8, 2012
Served ice cold at a sushi place, and I’m glad for it. Kirin is almost tasteless. It was very refreshing, but, then again, so was the ice water I had with it. Japan’s take one the American adjunct lager.

3.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tapthis (225) - Baytown, Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2015
A fairly decent lager with good carbonation and no lacing. Hascthe color of liggt yellow. Tastes like earth and grass.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
labattblueleaf (225) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 15, 2002
Cheers all around! This Japanese beer is terrific! I bought it as a single thinking I wouldn’t like it. I will buy it in a higher quantity next time. Tastes like the American counterparts with an ’A’ in smoothness.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CQC (224) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 5, 2003
Bottled stuff. Not bad really. Pretty smooth. Everything else is mellow, sutble or just plain thin. No nasty aftertaste and none of that dirty plastic that some of these have. That's probably the best thing about it, it's inoffensive. Shame it's not as cheap as sparkling water really.

0.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Allseeingeye (223) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2002
Not much going on here. Another treat from the macros.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
retinadoc (223) - - 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
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
weepingsuds (222) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2006
Ratings are tough. This is not that bad, and the bottle ads some life to a party. But how do you rate an aroma on something like this...? Overall refreshing and not horrid.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
The Friar99 (222) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 16, 2001


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