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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: 1482   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."



3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Valfar (78) - San Miguel, EL SALVADOR - NOV 5, 2013
A crispy, delicious and fine Japanese beer. It has a malty aroma, like cereal and hay. Also, a good body, good blond color, fuzzy and good foam. It tastes really good, sweeter than bitter. Good job Japan.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
burgerlicious (308) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 14, 2003
another beer with a thin, white head and little carbonation. however, it still has a nice, bubbly palate. there's a slight corn aftertaste...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lb4lb (2462) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2007 Light to medium gold with a fair amount of white head. Definite lacing as I drink. Smell is of honey sweet malt mostly. Taste is refreshing, slightly watery, with a touch of bitter and sweet malt up front followed by a smooth lightly sweet rice-like finish. I really like this one, and it is definitely my favorite light lager. Very easy drinking and refreshing with a hot meal, or on a hot day and exactly what I’m looking for when I want a cold beer to cool me off.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TechMyst (167) - Fox River Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2006
CONTAINER VOLUME: 24 oz
CONTAINER TYPE: can
FRESH: 4 months old on a 6 month exp.
PURCHASED @: Jewell-Osco
COST: @2.00
HEAD: large white
LACE: thin rings
COLOR: Clear straw
AROMA: light malt
MOUTHFEEL: thin; foamy
PALATE: soapy
TASTE: like a light lager with rice not corn adjunct
COMMENTS: not bad, very nice actaully; 145 cals. A-B is affiliated w/ these guys?
CONDITIONS:
MOWING/WORKING ON CAR- m
WITH FRIENDS- y
SIPPING- n
GET MY BUZZ ON-n

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2011
Serving glass: Poured from draft into pint glass. Appearance: Light pale yellow with stark white head. Aroma: Very mild, with dry malts and very light spicy hops. Taste: Dry grainy malts that are slightly Pilsner-like, some spicy hops. Palate: Moderate carbonation, light body, nice crisp, dry finish. Overall: Quite good for a Japanese Rice Lager. Easy to drink with a nice dry finish, leaving you begging for more.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brianshurley (4) - Colorado, USA - APR 23, 2012 does not count
Had this on tap at the Blue Ribbon sushi place at the Cosmo hotel in Vegas. I usually drift towards fuller / bigger beers, but this rocked (especially in paring with the food). Tried bottles at home, also enjoyed. Good easy drinker. Nice malt.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MorganBaughman (147) - Long Beach, Mississippi, USA - JUL 15, 2012
Of course, this beer is great to drink with an Asian dinner. It’s smooth, and we think it tastes similar to Coors Light.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tricker (271) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 30, 2012
Bière blonde de 5 % d’alcool. Bière fortement pétillante avec un col mousseux. Légère amertume en bouche. Pas de goût floral en particulier, mais un très léger goût d’épice. Peut-être également un léger goût d’agrumes. Correcte !

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RJ815 (16) - Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2013
Decent, but I felt it was a bit weak despite still having a distinct taste. Maybe more an issue with alcohol content than the ingredients themselves. Unsurprisingly, it pairs well with sushi and may work with other Japanese foods as well.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MikaelAngelus (5) - - JAN 19, 2014 does not count
Muy buena lager, se siente muy limpia en el paladar, aroma sutil y sin embargo se nota la presencia de malta, cambió mi perspectiva de las cervezas japonesas, mucho mejor que Sapporo en mi opinión


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