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


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RATINGS: 335   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
Original recipe, low-temperature fermentation, longer aging.

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."

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
jdjuice (496) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - DEC 3, 2014
Probably my least favorite of the big brand Japanese macros. Is pretty heavy for what it is, but is heavily carbonated and not smooth. No aromatic hops, and a carbonic acid sourness that’s rather unpleasant.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bbertels (336) - NORWAY - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle. Pours strawcoloured, firm head, good carbonation. Not much aroma but a nice, refreshing taste of discreet hops and malts. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
samparkique4 (59) - - AUG 5, 2014
caramel, hay, cereal, chocolate, nuts, roasty, floral, herbs, dough, leather, leaves, soy sauce, skunky, lite-amber, clear, lite-frothy, light sweetness, medium-hite bitterness, umami, light body, thin feel, lively, fizzy, 中味後is lively and herbal Germany-pilsner lager bitter-sweet Hops presence and well-presence

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - AUG 3, 2014
From a bottle poured a straw color with a fair amount of head. Light malty flavor with a quick finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Headbanger (3847) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Bottle (Old Notes-Under supervision by Molson)-Pours golden with a small white head. Aroma of corn and grains. Taste of the same. This light bodied brew is not as bad as I was expecting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sledutah (7016) - Utah, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Can near the entrance to Sensō-ji Temple
Drank from the can, assume it was clear golden. Aroma of lager malts and cereal. Tastes of cereal, grassy and lemon

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4589) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 18, 2014
Can from Family Mart. An adjunct lager made with barley, hops, rice, corn & starch. Mild aroma of a grolsch like character. The taste is sweet, light grainy & a bit sugary.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
blackisle (2043) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2015 Clear pale golden, small frothy white head, some lacing; sweet nose, corn, grass, hay, bit fruity; moderate sweet, slightly bitter; light body, watery mouthfeel; average carbonation; crisp dry finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2014

Can 350ml.

Clear medium yellow colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, cereal, bread, pale malt, light cardboard. Flavour is moderate sweet with a average duration. Body is medium to light, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. [20131123]

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
HuskerTan (1699) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - DEC 27, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bottle. A- Corn, grass, cereal. A- Golden color, clear liquid, minimal head. T- Corn, grainy, malty. P- Light body, average texture, average carbonation, crisp dry finish. O- A crisp dry lager than is not all that refreshing. Not bad, but a lot left to be desired.

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