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

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RATINGS: 325   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.04   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Brent (116) - Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA - SEP 27, 2001
Tries to look like an import, but brewed in the U.S. Mild hops, good malt flavor. Solid body for a lager. OK, nothing to rush to the store for.


2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Tarosama (69) - 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 ?).

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
waiake (432) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 1, 2015
from a 650ml bottle another average macro lager very faint malt aroma & a sweet mild fruity malty lightly bitter taste quite drinkable just not much too it

0.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
jpkeskinen (374) - FINLAND - JUN 29, 2015
Drank from a bottle. A very typical macro lager. The only clear component in the taste is a slight bitterness.

1.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
SG111 (570) - New York, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Bottled. Pours very pale yellow color, like well hydrated urine. Aroma is sweet apple, sort of like a wet cardboard Aroma. Very sweet. Flavor is much better than the aroma. Light crisp flavor bit of caramel malt sweetness. Slight slight slight hop undertones.

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 2/20
Erzengel (5494) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAY 21, 2015
Rated as Kirin Lager Beer, 5% Watery-grainy body. Harsh bitter, grainy strange, not pleasant.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
RafeAU (390) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - APR 9, 2015
bottle in osaka. an ordinary macro lager with nothing remarkable at all I can write about. I like the label.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
evergreen0199 (2387) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2015
Can from Lawson, Ibaraki, Japan. A golden coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Vague grassy, fruity aroma. Tastes similar, grassy, fruity, metallic. Forgettable Jp lager.

1.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
Mackeon (148) - - MAR 15, 2015
Drink it near frozen on a hot Japanese summer’s day and it’ll work wonders. But so would most lagers. I do like the label, though.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
willisread (813) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 1, 2015
Can from Family Mart. Sweet on the palate with a slight graininess present. Corn, rice and grains are noticeable tastes. Typically bland pale Japanese lager but better than Asahi and Ebisu for sure.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
yenbeer (137) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 23, 2015
Perfectly drinkable but boring. Rather weak on the aroma and palate, and especially the coloring.


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