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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1590   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."

bluejacket74's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
bluejacket74 (1584) - 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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
olliejobbins (1446) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2015
Had on draft, by the bottle and can many times. clear gold with thin white head. aroma is grass, a little skunky hop. medium carbonation. weak malts, watery palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Msdrbeat (97) - - OCT 3, 2015
Thin tasting. Bottled. A bit bitter but very drinkable for a nice light beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
Olavo (9) - Lauro de Freitas, BRAZIL - SEP 26, 2015 does not count
Muito boa a cerveja japonesa! 100% malte! Só vende em Long Neck. Gostaria de experimentar

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
swesson (313) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2015
On tap at Miyama in Denver. Pours a light gold and makes no head and produces no lacing. Aroma is of light malt and biscuit. I used to like this beer when I was younger and had a less sophisticated palate. Now, it seems quite bland and flavorless. Not distinctive. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
McSherman (365) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 21, 2015
Das Bier ist angenehm herb mit einer deutlichen Hopfenbittere. Dabei recht süffig. Durchaus gutes Bier! (Kirin Draft, 4.1)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JulioRangel (73) - Salvador, BRAZIL - SEP 18, 2015
Cerveja clara, de carbonatação moderada, corpo suave. Paladar arredondado, e com baixo amargor. Aroma mais próximo de malte que de lúpulo.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
budedou (580) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - SEP 11, 2015
Aroma- malt aroma. Appearance- Has a weak clear yellow color. Taste- This is purely a Japanese version of a Lager, Palate- This is a light bodied beer with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
TorbenJensen (1278) - Valby, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2015
Very low foaming appears briefly during pouring. The aroma is slightly malty, partially hoppy and smells also of flowers. It tastes slightly floral and malty and has a moderate hop bitterness. Not a great experience.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
superhorse (1) - - SEP 10, 2015 does not count

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
thorongil2 (1860) - , Ontario, CANADA - SEP 8, 2015
(can) clear yellow colour with a medium tall white head; aroma starts with noble hops, skunk; bitter and mineral flavour with a long, light bitter finish

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