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


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RATINGS: 1577   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.17   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
WVHouseofBeer (939) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2012
Nothing much to really say here. Very faint aromas and flavors of malt. Very light bodied with a dry finish. Just another macro lager without character.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Atom (1812) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 26, 2015
12oz bottle pours a pale clear golden with a small white head. Aroma of malt, corn, light skunky grass hops. Really off putting bitterness initially into malt and finishing watery. Ick.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
terefere (290) - Durham, USA - AUG 13, 2015
Can. Aroma of corn, metal, malt. Taste of caramel, malts, some hops. Another macro lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sjohnh (474) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2015
Drunk with Thai food. Didn’t get in the way, but didn’t compliment it either particularly. You can taste the malt and not really the hops. OK.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Rubin77 (164) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 5, 2015
F: white thin quick diminishing. C: clear pale gold. A: malt and grassy, floral hops. T: malt and nice gently bitterness all together very watery, some floral, low body, low to medium carbonation, very average pale lager.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
fombe89 (693) - Asturias, SPAIN - AUG 2, 2015
Botella, BBD: 15/04/16Color amarillo dorado, aromas metálicos, cuerpo ligero, alta Carbonatación. Una Lager industrial más.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Pijiuke (71) - - AUG 1, 2015
Pour from can, gold color, lightly carbonated, moderate head that almost disappears as the liquid flows into the glass. Smells floral and caramel, tastes somewhat sweet. Aftertaste is sweet, lightly alcohol and lightly bitter. Overall, slightly better than those undrinkable lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Tarosama (69) - Northumberland, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2015
Like Original Kirin Lager, It tastes very artificial or should I say “engineered”. It has good body and big head like Kirin Lager. I prefer Kirin Ichiban over Kirin Lager. Yet again, this beer must be really cold to enjoy.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
gustavofnd (161) - SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUL 12, 2015
Uma pilsen muito comum que não tem Nada demais. A boemia é melhor que ela. Não vale tomar novamente. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
UXO (852) - CANADA - JUL 7, 2015
Pours clear pale straw with a short, short-lived white head, no lacing. (3/5) Nose is crackery pale malt, slightly grassy. (4/10) Taste is mild sweet, very mild bitter. (4/10) Light body, moderate carbonation, crisp finish. (3/5) Light, crisp and inoffensive. Goes well with sushi, but that’s about the extent of it. (9/20)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pumpkin87 (141) - - JUL 3, 2015
Pours clear straw yellow with small white head that soon vanishes leaving only minor skim. Light aroma of malt, yeast and cereal. Taste is mild and pleasant, good for accompanying sushi or spicy food without being assertive. AB InBev is the actual brewer, so this in most respects this is another macro lager. But there’s a refreshingly crisp rice note. Those who want to brag about how big and bold and alcoholic their microbrews are will flee. It’s a beer to have with Asian food on a hot day, when you want to have more than one.

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