Travlr (14777) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 10, 2009
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very pale yellow, scant head. Aroma of grass and grain. Mild taste, almost absent. Faint bitterness. Overall not worth the effort.
yngwie (14775) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 30, 2007
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottled. Clear, almost golden beer with a small white head. The aroma is weak, with just some fruity notes. The flavor is weak as well, with some fruityness, hops, grass and malty hints. Medium body and a hop-fruity finish. Could’ve used a lot more of everything. (070106)
harrisoni (14710) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2006
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Draught. Gold colour with thin white head. Some dead pale malt aroma, some odd citrus fruit. Can I taste rice and maize? Certainly some adjuncts in this. Then a sickly prickly finish. I wouldn’t wish this on my worst enemy. Too gassy and flavours are indistinct
Dedollewaitor (14423) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2007
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Slight unclear with a white fading head. Fruity malty aroma. Thin palate. Taste is again quite fruity & fresh. Its thin like a lot of other mainstream lagers but it doesnt have Grain/corn & hay all over it. Light hops in the end! Drinkable!
Theis (14114) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2006
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle at home. Light yellow - white head. A very watery beer. Light malty, "vegetable", sweetness, some hop !?!! Not much of anything.
TBone (13636) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 16, 2006
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottled, alc. 5.0% (BB 08/2006)
Brewed by license in UK.
Pale yellow, small white head. Weak maize-corn, malty nose. Quite light palate.Sweet fruity maltyness. Also aftertaste is sweetish malty. Somewhat you can expect from Asian pale lager.
Oakes (13185) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 11, 2004
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep gold colour (like a Bohemian pils). No real head, though. Slightly malt and oily, but only slightly so, like a very light Bohemian pils. Moderate body. Much softer than the regular Kirin Lager (which I just had). Maltiness dominates, but is not particularly well-extracted. Light grassy bitterness and continental hop undertones complement the malts. Not bitter enough to be a proper pilsner, but it has many of the same components. Decent.
Rasmus40 (12814) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 13, 2011
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Clear pale yellow with a white head. Aroma is light malty and corn. Flavor is medium sweet and sligthly bitter. Finishes slightly bitter. Light bodied. 051009
rlgk (12521) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 18, 2006
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Light golden, small white head. Sweetish, malty aroma, some corn. Weak malty flavor, some fruit. Thin and boring.
brokensail (12367) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 9, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: The pour is a light golden straw color with a voluminous white head that settles down to a thin layer.
S: The nose is sweet and lightly grainy with notes of rice in the background that become more prominent as the beer sits in the glass for awhile. Pretty standard and unoffensive.
T: A similar story with the flavor. Plenty of sweetness with a definite adjunct taste, but it’s a fairly mild and crisp beer, not like the adjunct lagers of this country.
M: Light in body with a lively level of carbonation.
D: For what this beer is and the meal I had it with, it worked quite well. I don’t really think I’ll be sitting down with a sixer of Kirin Ichiban all the time, but it’s a nice light beer.