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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1484   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.16   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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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."



1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
zbrew19 (31) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2000
not very impressive, almost a skunky flavor, but it’s not my favorite style of beer

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2002
Pale, yellow, fizzy, sour, tinny. Another treat from Japan. Mine was 5.5%, so was all the versions on the net of this one. Whatever.

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
pilsnerrogge (2467) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUN 16, 2002
Tastes like Kirin Lager but with an unpleasant bitterness added.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2003 Color belonged somewhere between red and Green on a traffic light, head sat white and randomly dotted with bubbleez..aroma was uriney but chewy ...fizzy, lager grossness, sweet gooeyness...undercooked corn on the cob...blanched lemon peels...leaving the drinker bloated and bored.. after a while though, I started to notice a dried banana-like fruitiness and some worthy maltiness...Drinkable and a step up from U.S. swill

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Dogbrick (7666) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 27, 2002
The draught version was better, which isn’t really saying much. Tastes like what it is, A-B’s version of an Asian lager. Blah.

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2002
Mild and somewhat sweet beer. The rice is clearly present in the aftertaste. Mine was 5.5% ABV. I had this with sushi. I hate sushi.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
puc86 (19) - USA - OCT 26, 2002
Almost enough rice to be considered the ’King of all Beers’.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - NOV 30, 2003
Draft: their attempt at BMC. No aroma or flavor to speak of. Maybe a touch of malt and a touch of corn. No bitterness at all. Forgetable ... I hope.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2004
Amber with a weak white head. Downhill from there. Nothing remarkable about the aroma or the body or the taste. On a par with a Bud or Bud Lite. Totally unimpressive.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
HopsformyHips (113) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - JAN 8, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2005 Cheap yellow gold pour with a flimsy white head. Unimpressive and unnatractive typical pilsner aroma. Rice and grassy hops in flavor. Sushi would be the best part of this meal...not so much the beer.


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