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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: 1617   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."



2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
jimmyh221 (157) - Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 31, 2006
This was a very light beer with not much head when poured from a bottle. There really was not much flavor and I would put this in the class of many of the macro pale lagers

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
rgrep (156) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 5, 2004
(4 Jan 04, 5% ABV) A medium yellow brew with an average white head and no lacing to speak of. I noted a light malt and grass in the slightly sweet-smelling aroma. This is an unremarkable but drinkable beer.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ampp (155) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2004
Only a very slight skunk odor when the bottle is opened. I detect some hops in the aroma, but few in the actual taste. The flavor is a slightly sweet malt/ wheat. The color is a light gold. no aftertaste. Easy to drink

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Godfather50 (155) - SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2015
Nothing shines in this drap lager. Worthy of kestrel circa 1982. The aftertaste is similar to that obtained through chewing leather. Not up to their motor industry.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
paulmetzger (154) - Pocatello, Idaho, USA - APR 19, 2006
Heavily carbonated, very light golden but not quite yellow. Sweet, grassy, a little skunky, all very mild in aroma. Starts watery leading to a bitter in the back of the mouth that fades leaving a grassy hop flavor. Light. Better than many in this style.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BobbyW3363 (154) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 31, 2006
Clear pale golden in color with a small white foam head. Weak aroma of sweet grainy malt. Watery malt flavor. Not terrible, but pretty boring.

2.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
tdcritch (153) - Missouri, USA - MAR 6, 2012
It would be good with food, but taste like a light american lager, nothing special. Poured very clear golden color with a good size head. Taste is similar to any american light beer. Fun to drink because of the look of the bottle.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
STL_Drew (153) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 14, 2012
Average head, little lacing, white, mostly diminishing, clear, golden color. Malty aroma and flavor, Ahh not sure if I care too much about this one.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hkrivera (153) - Guaynabo, PUERTO RICO - MAY 26, 2014
The smooth taste and mild aroma goes perfect with sushi. Otherwise, hyst a regular lager. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
bigal9699 (152) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 4, 2002
This is a ’situational’ beer - drink with sushi. Other than that, its light in body, high in carbonation and minimal flavors. Just a tad better than the Buds, Coors and Millers of the world.


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