KapitiCritique (324) - Xincheng, Henan Province, - DEC 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
mR_fr0g (1418) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2013
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle at random japenees restaurant in Camden. Pale yellow colour with a fleeting white head. Aroma is corn and chalky. Flavour is stale pale malt and some mineral in the water. Mostly very dull.
MarkoNm (40) - SLOVENIA - DEC 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Another Asian lager, which are in general pretty nice and quite drinkable. And Kirin is no exception to this.
Pours with a clear golden color and an average white foamy head.
There are grassy hops in the aroma, which is slightly dusty but otherwise pretty weak.
There is some initial sweetness followed by a very pleasant bitter hoppiness. The aftertaste is also slightly bittery which is all very nice and enjoyable. A nice effort.
Chudwick (1567) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - DEC 5, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle - pours pale gold with white head. Nose is rice and grass. malty like weak malt liquor. Steel Reserve cut with water.
RJ815 (13) - Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Decent, but I felt it was a bit weak despite still having a distinct taste. Maybe more an issue with alcohol content than the ingredients themselves. Unsurprisingly, it pairs well with sushi and may work with other Japanese foods as well.
GarnotingPete (700) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 3, 2013
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bière couleur de blé, limpide et où flotte un fin col mousseux éphémère laissant au verre une infime dentelle. Au nez, de très légers arômes de pâte à pain, de malt fruité et de miel. Elle est peu amère, finement acide et légèrement sucrée. Elle est très légère, aqueuse, très effervescente et se termine abruptement sur de courts arômes et un peu de sucre.
RichTheVillan (1648) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle from B&M; clear light yellow pilsner pour with smooth white head, straw aroma, taste is malty corny a hint of sweet honey wild carbonation.
hobsch (246) - Cologne, GERMANY - NOV 29, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle 0.33l. Pours clear golden with low head. Aroma is malt, slightly metallic. Taste is medium sweet, low bitterness, grains, malt, corn. Drinkable but flat and boring.
MrHangover (1813) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle, drank during sushi. Unbelievable I haven’t ticked this yet. Pours a clear golden beer with a nice firm white head on top. Aroma is malty and grainy, typical lager and so I’d the flavor. It really does suit Japanese food, extra points for that. Decent lager, that’s all.
omelas (31) - CHILE - NOV 26, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Agradable y suave cerveza y ese puede ser su problema. No tiene cuerpo suficiente para destacarse de cualquier otra cerveza suave
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
callmemickey (1876) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear pale yellow body, medium sized white head, sparse lacing. Sweet grains and cereals. Light bodied, moderate carbonation, clean finish. An unoffensive pale lager.