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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1579   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.17   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 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
littlecarp (135) - Redding, California, USA - APR 24, 2007
Not bad, but not very good. Light honey tones, but tasted very similar to american macro brews like Bud and Miller.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Saurononline (135) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 29, 2012
One of the best Pale lager in my opinion, although the regular opinion makes it bad... really tasteful

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
schoolofchuck (135) - Kansas, USA - JUL 23, 2012
Iím drinking it, so I might as well rate it. Iím disappointed to find out that A-B brewed this stuff in L.A. as opposed to Japan. Grassy aroma, cereal, and both are very faint. Looks like any other lager. Taste is malty-sweet. Bitterness lingers, but not much. Alright palate with typical lager carbonation. Overall, not bad, but not good. There is an extra dollar on the 6-pack which totally kills it.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
shackinetics (132) - Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2007
on tap at Busch Gardens - had no idea what I was ordering, at the time I thought it might actually have some character compared to their other offerings, but I was wrong and very disappointed. Light, fizzy and mostly flavorless. Pretty much the same yellow stuff that AB sticks in a host of blue & red cans. Not even satisfying when your chugging everything in sight in the hopes that you can forget that your outside walking in circles with thousands of other people for no reason.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Blaze312 (132) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 9, 2009
12 oz bottle. Pours a piss yellow color with a small white head. This one taste mostly water but a slightly fruit taste to it. Itís smooth with no aftertaste, but nothing about it stands out significantly.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
beerbrat99 (132) - Shanghai, CHINA - JAN 29, 2012
Poured from a small can. Brilliantly clear with nice head and good lacing. Aroma is slightly grassy. Body is medium and bigger than expected with light bread notes. A pleasant lager beer at a very reasonable price.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
mpbro (132) - Stanford, California, USA - FEB 11, 2003
(10Feb2003--12oz.bottle) Ho hum. The 2.38 number here (as of 11Feb2003) is about right, perhaps a bit high. Decidedly small, quickly receding head. Inactive carbonation leaves the beer on the flat side. Light hop aroma...well, very light. Dry body, light, sweet fruit, with some proteins to fill the mouth. In summary: fairly unoffensive.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mongkut4 (132) - Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2004
fairly bland but with just enough malt to put it ahead of the other Japanese lagers Iíve tried. Good with sushi.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fightfire4beer (132) - Virginia, USA - MAY 21, 2006
bottle. big white head with a clear gold color. Grainy hop aroma. Grainy taste. Corn? Rice? Flavor so light I really canít tell. ever so slight bitter aftertaste. nothing repulsive, nothing great. Take it or leave it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerloverEJ21 (131) - Georgia, USA - OCT 5, 2006
I havent had many Japanese beers to compare this to, but I thought it was decent. Pour is clear yellow-orange with a lot of carbonation. Fresh smell. taste is slightly bitter, rice, wheat, little hops. Little to no aftertaste. I drink this any time Im eating sushi, which this beer goes great with.

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