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

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RATINGS: 1566   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KapitiCritique (369) - Xincheng, Henan Province, - 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.


2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
colui72 (182) - HONG KONG - JUN 27, 2015
Not bad for a commercial pale lager. Probably the good water used makes the difference. Golden pour, malty taste, bitter finish. Classic.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mauroruellas (217) - GETULINA, BRAZIL - JUN 19, 2015
Lager com aroma suave,boa formação de espuma,no sabor presença de malte e levemente de lúpulo,pequeno amargor no final,nota-se a presença de cereais não maltados(milho,arroz)porem não prejudica o conjunto.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jamaty (1148) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 13, 2015
Dorada muy clara ligeramente turbia. Espuma normal. Aroma escaso, a cereal. Bastante carbónica y refrescante con amargor final destacado. Nada especial. Bebible. Sin mas.

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
AWS9 (542) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2015
Draft. Pale, straw pour, eh. Lots of corn, brewing cereal in this one. No real hops or malts of note - it’s barely beer-like. Really lost any appeal it may have had as it approached room temperature - wasn’t keen to finish. If cold, it could work as a quick mouth rinser.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheCametron (2087) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 26, 2015
Bottle. This gear always gives the impression that it’s somehow better than other pale lagers when it really isn’t. Maybe a bit. Pours Clear Gold with a White head and a mess of bubbles. Tastes pretty inoffensive. Light malt, very light hops and extremely light bitterness.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
asimeow (198) - Sandsli, NORWAY - MAY 23, 2015
0,33l bottle @Food Court, Schipol. Sour, light, pilsner, no hops or malts. Not unpleasant, just dull.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
KoRoBeNiKi (84) - Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2015
Appearance: Dark gold, small head, quickly goes away Aroma: Malt, sweet Taste: Same, with a faint bitterness Palate: Semi-refreshing, not much to say Standard Pilsner, but definitely better than Asahi Kampai

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omanson (49) - - MAY 14, 2015
Nez sur la banane et le miel, robe blonde, pas de col, peu de corps, bulles fines, peu amère. Arômes de miel.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yenbeer (130) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 12, 2015
Quenches the thirst, nice on a summer day, but you gotta have it cold. Rather sweet aftertaste.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
aumentm (416) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Another beer i have with susji. its a light beer with a light fresh taste to it.


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