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


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RATINGS: 314   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."

dubs' rating

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
dubs (117) - St Peters, NSW, - JAN 25, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2003 Had it at some weird trendy restaurant near Darling Harbour. Taste like it got ricemalt in there. Very Bud = very bland. This beer is as piss from cat so I had to wash my beer down with my soup.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bbertels (118) - 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 (44) - - 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 (3008) - 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 (3360) - 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 (5019) - 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 (2254) - 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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackisle (794) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2014
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 (35735) - 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 (541) - Holdrege, 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Bamsen78 (3310) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2013
Can @ Scooper Tasting in Ulfborg. Pours clear pale yellow with airy white head. Faint aroma of yeast with touches of hops and rice. Sourish, ricey and grainy flavour, with a good deal of yeast and hoppy notes. Mildly bitter finish. Watery. Nothing special.

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