olympian (107) - USA - JUL 17, 2002
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
The time I got into some Kirin, it was actually imported from Japan - not brewed under contract elsewhere.
It is called an ’American standard’ beer - I wish, based on the ones I had!!
This was a delicious, beautifully balanced beer with only one flaw: The color. It was a screeching sunshine yellow - I swear it was artificially colored, but it didn’t affect the taste a whit.
I end as I began, though - I have not tasted the ’Made in Canada’ version. RE-RATE: I have now - nothing like the import I had some years ago.
Not offensive, but bland, bland, bland compared to the original. The reviewers who state that it’s ’better in Japan’ are almost certainly right, I betcha.
RafeAU (308) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - APR 9, 2015
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
bottle in osaka. an ordinary macro lager with nothing remarkable at all I can write about. I like the label.
yenbeer (109) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Perfectly drinkable but boring. Rather weak on the aroma and palate, and especially the coloring.
Mackeon (108) - - MAR 15, 2015
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
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.
jdjuice (403) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - DEC 3, 2014
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
willisread (529) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 1, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
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.
bbertels (180) - NORWAY - OCT 24, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours strawcoloured, firm head, good carbonation. Not much aroma but a nice, refreshing taste of discreet hops and malts. OK.
Headbanger (3491) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a bottle poured a straw color with a fair amount of head. Light malty flavor with a quick finish.
evergreen0199 (2276) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
samparkique4 (50) - - AUG 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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