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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1645   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.17/5   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."

bluejacket74's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
bluejacket74 (1815) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2012
12 ounce bottle, bottled on 18 Jan 2012, the bottle says freshest taste within 180 days so I think I’m still good there. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a clear gold color with about an inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing is average. Aroma is sweet malt and corn, and not much else. Taste is the same as the aroma. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it is light and goes down easy. For the style of beer it is, it’s not too bad. Worth a try if you can pick up a single bottle somewhere.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
kdd230 (28) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2016
330 cl bottle in Thailand. Pours pale straw colour. Little head retention; aroma of sweet rice. Little more in the taste. Rather pallid. Strange aftertaste of metal. This version is brewed by San Miguel in Thaliand.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
chromeotaphor (146) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2016
Een zachte toegankelijke pils. Doet denken aan een zachtere versie van Warsteiner. Erg goed in balans voor een pils.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cajun (346) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - AUG 13, 2016
Bottle - Pours pale straw, fizzy white head. Hay, grass, some light toasted bread and a hint of fruit. Slight bitterness. Not as imperfect as other pale lagers that magnify imperfections.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
drdisque (751) - Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2016
From a bottle poured into a shaker. A solid fairly full bodied pale lager. Dry clean malty finish. Effervescent. Just a touch of bitterness. Slightly above average for the style.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
rotaman14 (559) - Wiesbaden, Hesse, GERMANY - AUG 10, 2016
Malt and wet cardboard aroma. No real bitterness or sweetness in the taste, just coooked vegetables and carboard.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
sm89walt (1939) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 9, 2016
Keg - Sydney Opera Bar. A clear, effervescent straw yellow with a small but lasting and lacing white head. Aromas of citrus, grain and biscuity pale malt. Light to medium body, medium to full carbonation and a soft to moderate length and intensity bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Maits (113) - ESTONIA - AUG 1, 2016
Yellow/golden clear color, quite nice white head. Drinkable lager, which hasn´t any good taste to mention. Not bad, let´s say average lager.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TedE (932) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 23, 2016
500ml can into glass. Clear pale yellow beer with fluffy white head. Sweet malt nose, a little metal. Clean and bitter, finish is short and tinny. Adequate Asian lager.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ktwse (3960) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2016
Pours clear yellow with medium tall white head. Disclaimer: poured with frozen foam... Aroma of bread, citrus, malt. Taste is sweet and malty with mild bitter finish. Light and smooth body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
JimmyBoy74 (592) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUL 3, 2016
33 cl från Casino i Montpellier. En random lager som jag hittade bredvid sushin. Inte så spännande alls.

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