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

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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.77   EST. CALORIES: 99   ABV: 3.31%
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With just 95 calories and full-flavor, Kirin Light is one of the few great world-class Lights.
Canadian barley malt, Czech hops, rich amber color.

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."


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
1FastSTi (3333) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle. Pours to a golden body with a starch white head. Aroma is cereal and flaked corn and rice. Crisp light lagered beer. Flavor is clean lager and pairs well with the sushi. Light rice. Lower corn taste than most. Crisp palate.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Blairgus (2551) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
29 mar 2014, bottle. Light yellow, clear, some steady bubbles. Nose is sweet straw malt. Thin body and mildly fizzy. Slightly dry, some soft banana, corn. Meh. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
merc7186 (1958) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Aroma: Sweet Corn Appearance: Clear Golden Hue, Passes Lots of Light, White Head, No Lacing Taste: Sweet Corn, Mild Grainy Malt, Water Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Watery

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ronaldtheriot (1183) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Kirin Light (3.2% alcohol by weight) has a thin, white head, a clear, bubbly, straw appearance, and not a whole lot of lacing left behind on the sides of the glass. The aroma is faint, but one does detect sweet grains and some malt. Taste is of sweet barley malt, standard beer flavor, some mineral water notes, and a touch of hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Kirin Light finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, and dry. Overall, for a beer, it is good, and for a light beer it is most excellent. No off smell or tastes, whatsoever. RJT

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
mnmike (1015) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Bomber shared at an Asian American fusion restaurant. Pretty bad. Don’t think I’d get this one again.

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
mike5326 (802) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Poured from a cold bottle. Light clear yellow color, looks like ginger ale. Mild hops smell. Watery taste, very little flavor

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Dogbrick (7585) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2013
Clear pale golden color with a thin and fizzy white head that evaporates quickly. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of grain and corn. Light-bodied with flavors of grainy malt and slight earthy hops. The finish a little metallic with a grainy aftertaste. Below average overall.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
ffaoe (223) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2013
good aroma, golden in color with nice head. balanced taste but a little light in flavor.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
rumproasts (2734) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 11, 2013
bottle. Pale straw with small head. A slightly fancy version of beer flavored water.

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Ed5388 (1972) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2013
12 oz. bottle. Poured a very pale yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild with a touch of corn. Taste is weak with a hint of malt.


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