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.
waiake (407) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 1, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
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
jpkeskinen (354) - FINLAND - JUN 29, 2015
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Drank from a bottle. A very typical macro lager. The only clear component in the taste is a slight bitterness.
SG111 (494) - New York, USA - MAY 23, 2015
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
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.
Erzengel (5312) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAY 21, 2015
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 2/20
Rated as Kirin Lager Beer, 5% Watery-grainy body. Harsh bitter, grainy strange, not pleasant.
RafeAU (367) - 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.
evergreen0199 (2331) - 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.
Mackeon (148) - - 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.
willisread (720) - 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.
yenbeer (131) - 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.
jdjuice (434) - 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.