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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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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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."


1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
starfireming (309) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 11, 2006
Corny grainy aroma. Clear light yellow, no head. Corny like a fifties haircut. Bleah.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 10, 2006
Clear pale golden color with a thin white head. Sweet corn and grain aroma. Grainy flavor with some light grassy hops.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
ross (2075) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAR 27, 2006
Pale, weak, yet slightly refreshing. Went alright with my food. Not over powering at all.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
mjg74 (2490) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAR 9, 2006
Bottled. Pours a light yellow color. Aroma is grainy with a slight hint of malt. Some acidic/sour smelling as well. Very light flavor, a touch of malt and alot of water. Not much going on.

0.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
crazyvin (1911) - New York, USA - FEB 25, 2006
yellow body white head. seemed to be a more watered down version of Kirin, if thats possible. Minimal hops and mostly sweet malt flavors. It was not a bad beer, but it certainly wasnt good.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
nick76 (4184) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 14, 2006
The aroma is malty with rice like flare. The appearance is light pale gold with a small head. The flavor is exactly like the aroma with very small hop bitterness. The palate is almost like water. This is a very likeable for a light beer. There is not much flavor but there is nothing gross about it either.

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2006
Very much inferior to regular Kirin. This is so watered-down/ thin/ and lacking in flavor of any kind that it really seemed pointless to finish, but I did anyway, because it still is beer, right?

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
heemer77 (5098) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 20, 2006
Light yelloow body with a white head. The aroma is carrots and potatoes. There is not much else to smell in this. The taste is iceberg lettice along with some turnips. This is pretty nasty. A thin body.

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Cornfield (5460) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2005
Pretty much light drinking water except that enough of this will make you burp. I won’t be having that much of this pale yellow, malt flavored seltzer water.

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0.9
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 6, 2005
Pours clear yellow with a fully receding white head. Aroma of skunk and corn. Taste is of corn and other nasty adjuncts. Mouthfeel is thin and watery with fizzy carbonation. Nasty stuff, even less palatable than Bud Light.


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