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


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RATINGS: 334   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."

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
bartazo (90) - Esztergom, - APR 18, 2010
0,33 literes dobozos kiszerelés. Jellegtelen habocska, arany szín és egy kis gabonán kívül semmi illat. Íze mint a vízbe áztatott kenyére, de az sem sok. Komló alig felfedezhető. Pocsék.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Skarecrow (222) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 27, 2016
330ml bottle BB 30/1/17 Grainy aroma. Light straw color. Slight head. Grainy sweet taste with mild bitterness. Another green bottle lager slosh product.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TedE (985) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 22, 2016
350 ml can into glass . Pale yellow beer with bubbly white head. Perfectly clear with the odd bubble. Aroma of rice and plastic malt. Watery bitter taste. Tinny stale finish. Average Asian lager.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
melush (2816) - SPAIN - MAY 5, 2016
• Kirin Lager Can 35cl / Lata 35cl. @ MaxValu Taiko, Nagoya, Japon. A: Golden / Dorado. T/S: Malt, sweet, watery / Malta, dulce, aguado.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
visionthing (4776) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 5, 2016
On tap at Kirin City, Tokyo. Clear golden with a white head. Mild, sweetish malty aroma with hints of cooked vegetables and grass. Fairly standard industrial lager. A bit sweet with some bitterness.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jann3 (291) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 13, 2016
Just another bulk lager. Pale golden, slightly malty, slightly watery. Taste has a nice fruity twist, which distinguishes this brew from hundreds of other bulk lagers. Drinkable. (350ml can, 5% abv version)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
YantarCoast (941) - Moscow, RUSSIA - OCT 31, 2015
500ml bottle. Pours pale yellow with a frothy white head. Malt and grain aroma. Taste is grain, rice. Harsh bitterness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
olliejobbins (1578) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2015
as 330ml can of Kirin Lager beer in HK. drank straight from can. aroma is grain, wet straw and malts. medium carbonation. strong malts (for a generic pale lager) in the finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Moravius (1124) - Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 25, 2015
Flasche (Kirin Lager beer, 5 %; 633 ml) aus dem Pyongyang Shop in Pyongyang. - Goldgelb, klar; schöne Schaumkrone. - In der Nase sehr blasse Malzsüße, ganz schwache zitronige Hopfennote und ein Hauch von Urin. - Antrunk schlank und mild hellmalzig, gefolgt von schwacher, leicht grasig-krautiger Herbe. Durchschnittlich rezent, leicht mineralisches Mundgefühl, angenehm süffig. Im Abgang schwache, leicht grasige Hopfenherbe. Längerer, blaß bitterer Nachtrunk. - Aromatisch eher dünn aber süffig und ohne Fehlaromen. An Hopfen wurde erkennbar gespart, aber eine aromatische Restbittere macht dieses Bier angenehm zu trinken.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
futre7 (214) - Taipei, TAIWAN - AUG 20, 2015
Bought in a Takoyaki restaurant in Osaka. Solid lager. Great for hot days. Not as distinctive as Ichiban and indeed not as complex a lager. To me it is a watered down version of it. Frothy head and typical colouring. Taste is very like Ichiban but without the extra bitter malt finish that you get with its brother. Very crisp though...it’s just a shame you can’t buy it in Taiwan.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Tarosama (80) - Northumberland, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2015
It tastes very artificial or should I say “engineered”. It’s tastier than Asahi. It has good body and big froth. The beer must be really cold to enjoy this beer, which at the same time cover up unpleasant bitterness(what kind of hop do they use ?).

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