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


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RATINGS: 1529   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 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 28, 2007
Bottle. Pours yellow with a small head. This beer always tastes skunky to me and I’ve had multiple bottles and they are fresh so something is not right there. Pretty watery and flavorless. Could be somewhat refreshing if it weren’t so skunky.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
gunnfryd (11429) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 6, 2007
Bottle.Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is fruit, malt. Flavour is fruit, malt, grass.Thin

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
jkm (217) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 17, 2007
Pale yellow with a thin white head, thin and watery body, average carbonation. Very little flavour and bitterness. Sweet & fizzy. Not terrible but not great.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
scoobysnak (329) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 1, 2007
Not really into the whole asian beer thing but whatever. Nothing special nothing horrible. Pretty plain jane to me. Not much else to say.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Sticks73 (28) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2007
Bottle. Poured to a clear golden color with a qucik flyffu qhite head that disappeared as quick as it formed. Very fizzy and a faint aroma. Very thin body and watery. Clean & lite with little to no flavor. Quick beginning, fast middle and end. After taste was confusing: bitter, sour and acidic.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ELab2 (38) - USA - APR 7, 2008
Decent lager. Very little after taste so it’s pretty good for drinking with a mild Japanese meal like sushi.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
changeup45 (1718) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2008 Sampled from the bottle, but trust me their artwork on that was quite impressive as well. As far as the beer goes.... golden colored, seemed to pour a pretty decent head but halfway through the beer it was pretty much gone. There isn’t much aroma. You can smell all you want, you just won’t find much. This is what it is, a notch above the American swill we have here. Very light bodied and smooth. Slightly sweet and somewhat grassy.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
sirpsycho (393) - Murrysville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2008
Bottle. Pours a clear amber/straw. Aroma is cereal and malt. Flavor is more of the same. Thin body. Better than the Light version, obviously,

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - AUG 26, 2008
Bottle, 33cl. Pours a pale yellow beer with a white head. The aroma is rice with a little sourness and malts. The flavor is almost no-existing but leaves traces of rice and notes of malts. The mouthfeel is a little refreshing but i have tried better pale lagers.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Block (1547) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Pale yellow pour with no head. Regular macro beer. No flavor and watery. Only plus was that it came in a 22oz bottle.

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