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


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RATINGS: 1497   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.16   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2008
Clear golden with large white head. Sweet malty aroma with fruity notes. Somewhat malty flavor with notes of hops and caramel. Ends bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
faroeviking (10289) - FAROE ISLANDS - APR 14, 2007
Big Bottle with 5.5% (brewed in Japan). Golden clear colour with a small white average lasting head. Aroma of malt and hops. The flavour is fresh and malty with a good touch of hops. Easy to drink smooth lager brew

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
imdownthepub (10258) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2007
Tinned, 500ml, at Wagamama’s Reading. Pale gold with white head. I’d forgotten this one. Thin, corny, malt lager with little hop character. Some sweetness, quite tinny, metallic. Doesn’t really appeal.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
madsberg (10228) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2002
Clear light yellow. Not much nose, but notes of malt can be recognized. Flavour is sweet and bland. Miss some hops and bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
bierkoning (10210) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAY 21, 2007
Bottle. Rice and grain in the aroma. Almost neutral flavor, maybe a hint of hopbitterness in the aftertaste, but don’t expect too much of it. Clean and boring.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Maria (10158) - Thisted, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2007
Light amber with a weak head. The aroma is neutral and the flavour is mild with notes of hops, honey and flower. The bitterness is weak. Harmless and quickly forgotten, but probably nice for beginners in the world of beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lubiere (9999) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2009
A pale lager with a thick collapsing white head. A lightly herbal malt aroma, lightly hopped. In mouth, run of the mill lager, with light German hops. 500 ml can from japan, thanks Karl.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Ratman197 (9820) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 23, 2005
Bomber poured a clear piss yellow with a quickly dissapating white head. Aromas of light bread with a bit of corn.Palate was thin and watery. Flavors of... just a minute I think I’m starting to taste something, yes... its a bit of malt with a little sweetness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BeerandBlues2 (9700) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 10, 2003
Pale yellow with a small, fizzy head that dissipates quickly. A slight hint of fruit and hops in the aroma. Starts out very slightly sweet then turns bitter. Dry on the end.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Bov (9500) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 15, 2000
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2010 canned - clear pale blond colour with a little head retention; aroma of rice and nothing else; the palate is gently oily and it has a moderate malt backbone, quite sweet and with a shy bitterness; notes of malt and rice in the finish

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