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

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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."



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2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
HH (165) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2003
Had at Chang's Mongolian Grill. Largely unspectacular. Hints of malt. Slight hops in the finish. Still more flavor than a BMC. Oh, and on the bottle it said it was brewed under the supervision of the Kirin Brewmaster by Anheuser-Busch Los Angeles Ca.


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
sturmthis (339) - Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2014
On draft. Clear golden color with little head. Grainy aroma. Taste is grainy too and nothing special. Is drinkable enough.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
alexsdad06 (5260) - Ohio, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Bottle with sushi. Pale yellow, small white head, gone. The aroma and flavor have corn, grains, not much else, but it doesn’t interfere with my dinner.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
hockeybeerguy (1496) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a pint glass and a pilsener various times and has always shown the same qualities. The appearance had a nice light yellow clear color with a light half finger-ed white foamy head that dissipated within about thirty seconds. There wasn’t any lacing. The smell had some light sweet corn with a slight breadiness in it but coming off really light. The taste was mainly sweet through the corn and bready notes. On the palate, this one sat exceptionally light and was pretty sessionable. The carbonation was good for the style and for me. Overall, I say this was a pretty good pale lager worthy of having again.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
RhetoricalAns (175) - Toronto, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 6, 2014
Yellow pour with a fast dissipating white head. regular macro lager, some grainy aroma and flavour but overall fairly thin.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Raistlin (109) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2014
Average lager, smooth, easy to drink. Has golden color with white head that lasts. Average carbonation, nice on tongue, does not bite. No long lasting after taste. . Nice summery lager

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BeerSkull (1223) - SWEDEN - JUN 30, 2014
(Bottle). Slightly sweet aroma and taste of malt and grassy hops. The taste is quite thin, vaguely dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
massingasetta (152) - München, GERMANY - JUN 30, 2014
Had this in the Okura Hotel Japanes Restaurant in Amsterdam. Really a tastey one-sided Lager beer. Very rewarding tough it has a simple taste.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
miquelcrush (1172) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 24, 2014
Bona cervesa, equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, equilibrada y sabrosa.

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
GuideDogSaint (57) - Epsom, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2014
600ml bottle from Charter Mall supermarket, Chongqing Lu, Changchun, Jilin Province, China. Medium yellow, no great aroma, some body, little aftertaste. Not great.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tinylightsrecs (134) - - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle from Chinese supermarket, Newcastle. Light, faintly fruity flavour. Nice summery lager


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