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


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RATINGS: 1597   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."

KapitiCritique's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KapitiCritique (376) - Kansas City, Alabama, USA - DEC 5, 2011
A bottle at the Cheese Factory in KC. They have a number of Boulevard beers on menu as well. Pours a beautiful deep straw colour, head dissipates quickly, not much lacing, persistent carbonation - this is the sort of beer you drink in a tall flute glass, slightly yeasty fruity nose- distinctive pears; very dry, a tad bitter, does not have the salty CO2 of many US pale lagers; quick finish, good sparking carbonation. Good example of the type. This bottle brewed in Japan. I was in Japan when it came out, the can pictured here is a garish example. It was well received by the expat community. The scores here reflect a snooty beer-bongers snootiness. This is an excellent example of the style. The fact that I only drink a bottle of this every few years is irrelevant.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
cmacklin (514) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 20, 2015
355ml bottle. (5% ABV) Pours a clear, golden yellow with an average, fizzy, short lived, white head. Light malt aroma with corn and citrus. Sweet flavour of malt, corn, rice and grass with a mildly bitter, hoppy finish. Light body with a watery texture and average carbonation. Thirst quenching.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Bricks (796) - Delaware, USA - NOV 20, 2015
Light pissy, fizzy appearance. Dry, hay, pissy taste. Not the greatest, or close to it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
markas101 (2088) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2015
65 cl Bottle, yotsuba, Ann Arbor, MI. Pale gold, faint corn aroma. Mild flavor, some sharp citrus. Light finish with some pepper.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
lrkmilani (34) - BRAZIL - OCT 31, 2015
Not my favorite beer. It is a bit too watery, nothing special. Appearance also does nit add anything to it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
asbe (18) - TURKEY - OCT 28, 2015
33cc bottle. Pours clear and light golden color. Almost no head and low carbonation. Aroma: Floral hops, malt, raisin. Medium bitter finnish. Avarage for a lager

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
AgentAle (1238) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 23, 2015
Aroma is slightly slinky smell with corn and rice adjunct. Taste is sweet light malts with bland bitterness on finish. Appearance is a clear gold with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrJamesMcEwan (199) - SCOTLAND - OCT 22, 2015
* Bottle. Pours golden, clear, with white head. * Aroma is medium, malty biscuit, hoppy & floral. * Palate is light body, very high carbonation, medium bubbles. * Taste is bitter, floral & hoppy but bland. * Finish is crisp, dry & bitter. * Overall bitter, floral & hoppy but bland.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
leduardol (53) - - OCT 11, 2015
Uma pilsen puro malte muito boa e honesta. Alta drinkability, com lúpulo bem ressaltado e meio corpo. Amarela pálida e com pouca espuma. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
LazyPyro (177) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2015
330ml bottle in the UK (5% ABV). Clear golden colour with a white head. Faint malty aroma. Weak and watery, no bitterness, but refreshing. 26th April 2015.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
olliejobbins (1525) - 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.

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