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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1442   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.16   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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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."



1.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
rotjoch (50) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 13, 2010
Van dit bier proefden we eentje met een vervallen versheiddatum(26.01.10) en eentje die nog niet vervallen (18.12.10) was. Het verschil was duidelijk: zoetig karton bij het ‘oude’ pintje, een frisse pils met zachte hoptoetsen (en een lichte zwavelgeur) bij het ‘jonge’exemplaar. Moraal van het verhaal: Pils moet zo jong mogelijk gedronken worden.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Periander (49) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2007
Pale. Sweetish aroma, sweetish maltiness, few hops. Nothing special, but less offensive than many macros.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
sarie99 (49) - San Francisco, USA - AUG 4, 2002
Brewed in Los Angeles. Typical Japanese beer flavor. Somewhat metallic, and an old flavor. Need to drink this one very cold.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpockTheater (49) - Louisiana, USA - NOV 29, 2002
For a lager, this one has a fairly full body. Short palate, but definately better that U.S. lagers.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ruyehara88 (49) - Killeen, USA - AUG 19, 2009
On tap at PF Changs. Decent but light headed. Vivid golden color. Aroma is some malt but nothing distinguishable. Flavor is a bit sweet, bitter aftertaste (for an int’l style pilsener), quite crisp but a bit thin. Nothing to write home about but a decent pilsener.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
lovelacm (48) - Niceville, Florida, USA - JAN 8, 2006
Large bottle @ I Love Sushi in ABQ, NM. Large white, frothy head atop a clear yellow body. Not that much aroma to pass along.. some grains, but that’s it. Light, unobtrusive flavor, but nothing special (definately not Special Premium Reserve quality). Yes, this does put out the fire of oriental spices, but not much more.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mephistefales (47) - USA - FEB 13, 2004
Ok - so the main reason I reviewed this beer so highly is that it is the best beer at the HEB supermarket for under $6 per 6-pack. This isn't a flashy beer, it is very functional. It compliments a Hibachi steak very well. It is one of the few beers my wife and I actually agree on. Light enough for her, tasty enough for me, and less than a buck a bottle. Not a world champ, but something I like to keep in the fridge.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MichaelPerch (47) - DENMARK - FEB 15, 2008
A very light beer..... but again it is very good..... . a agree with mgoy...

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
manul255 (47) - Montmagny, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 29, 2011
En bouteille. Lager asiatique typique. Elle manque de cette fraîcheur propre aux lagers tradtionnelles. Très ordinaire.

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
wernesgruner (45) - USA - APR 16, 2006
Slight spice aftertaste, similiar to when you eat a whole lot of carrots, nice gold hue, small white head. inital taste of maize and spices, slight hint of fruit


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