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


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RATINGS: 1440   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."

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
simonblaine (228) - Alberta, - FEB 2, 2013
Pretty average, had it in a bottle while waiting for my Thai food to be made. I needed a beer and it delivered. Meh ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SlimHabib (24) - California, USA - APR 18, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear light golden color with large head. Crisp aroma that is very hoppy. Light body with very light watery taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
smaynard6000 (551) - Apopka, Florida, USA - APR 18, 2014
22oz can. Pours fizzy yellow with a foamy white head. Grainy aroma. Light bodied with slightly sweet finish. Watery. Sweet flavor with subtle grain notes. Pretty standard among fizzy yellow beer. More flavor than light beer though.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Vighals (763) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - APR 18, 2014
Lys lys gul kla med høyt hvitt skum. Sitron og lett maltlukt. Syrlig og søt smak. Medium kullsyre, kort ettersmak

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Senka (348) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 17, 2014
From the archives: simple pale lager, rather dry. Nothing special. Good among Japan beers though.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Janicki2006 (7) - Beaver Fall, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2014 does not count
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
houblonchien (78) - CANADA - APR 15, 2014
Pours pale golden with slight head. Mild hop-like aroma. Very slight bitterness on the finish. Typical Asian beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
foyle (187) - Wyoming, USA - APR 13, 2014
Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass. Appearance: pours a 1+" white head which quickly recedes with little to no lacing. Color is clear pale straw with moderate streaming carbonation. Aroma: yeasty bread dough, lightly toasted barley malt and some grassy/herbal hop. Mouthfeel: light and slick with a quite dry finish. Flavor: cracker, sweet barley malt, grassiness, bitter herbs. Overall: a decent and enjoyable lager, but not outstanding.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
BrewHaMeister (94) - - APR 11, 2014
12oz bottle puts a clear yellow amber. Aroma is a unique light malt with hints of melon. Flavor is slightly sweet. Not bad.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
merc7186 (1739) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - APR 11, 2014
Aroma: Corn Appearance: Clear Golden Straw Hue, Passes All Light, White Head, No Lacing Taste: Corn, Water, Sweet Malts Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Semi Sweet

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
R2k2 (306) - NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2014
Nice, clear beer with a firm foamy top. A slightly hop-like aroma, but not to much. It tastes a bit "umami", which is unusual for a lager. It has a somewhat bitter palate, but doesn’t last long. Mooi, helder pils met een mooie witte kraag. Een lichte hoppigheid in het aroma, maar niet overheersend. Aardige metaalsmaak, wat voor een pils ongebruikelijk is. Iets bittere nasmaak, maar vervliegt snel.

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