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

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RATINGS: 313   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.04   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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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."



1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
fonefan (34595) - 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]

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ungstrup (29208) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2003
A dark golden beer with a fast disappearing head. It has a very faint malty aroma. It’s not sweet but has a nice bitternes of a nice hop. A standard japanese pilsener.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2005
(Bottle 33 cl) British version by Charles Wells in Bedford. Comes as "Kirin Beer" at 5% ABV. Very pale golden with a tall, handsome head. Lovely hoppy, floral aroma. Light and a bit watery with only a wee touch of hops in the finish. But quenching all right. 230601

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
oh6gdx (20274) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 5, 2005
Bottled. Pale yellow/golden, small white head, lacing. Maltish and a bit flowery aroma. Not much taste except for bitterness and a bit honey in the aftertaste. Pretty watery.

2.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2003
Golden color. A strange note in the aroma. Reasonable body, some malt, correct balance. Ordinary palate, quite long.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
saxo (13851) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2005
Bottle. 5.0 % version called a premium lager - apparently the same as this one. Pale yellow. No head - it could have been a soda. High carbonation. Thirst quencher - but not one to drink and enjoy. Very watery.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Dedollewaitor (13802) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2013
Can @ Invasion U.S.A, Ulfborg 2013. Pours clear yellow with a small off white head. Maize, corn and dust. Thin . .

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
MiP (13573) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2004
Bottle. Light yellow colour. Malty, metallic and skunky aroma. OK bitterness which totally disappears in the aftertaste (or lack of same).

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theis (13355) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 12, 2013
Can at Hearton Hotel Kyoto. Clear golden - white head. Bread, light ight hoppy, ok medium malty, light light bitterness, hay, grainy, straw notes, medium body. Well....

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
yngwie (13345) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 17, 2006
Bottled. 5%. Clear, pale golden with a small white head. Weak, malty grain aroma and some floral hops. Weak flavors with some malty sweetness and a light hoppiness. Thin body. (060413)


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