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


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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 99   ABV: 3.31%
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.

Editorís 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."

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 26, 2006
In the bottle at the HyVee Oktoberfest beer tasting in Council Bluffs. Clear yellow with some head. Very light, no off flavors to speak of. Not bad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Tmoney99 (12407) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2006
Bottle. Poured clear light pale color with an average rocky white head that was mostly lasting with fair lacing. Moderate grassy grainy aroma. Light to medium body with a watery texture with soft carbonation. Light sweet flavor with a light sweet finish of short duration.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - OCT 11, 2006
Pours yellow golden w/ only a slight ring of spritzy froth around the glass. Aroma of a light beer, faint bitter malt. Light nectar w/ ample residual effers. Flavors are light on the malt with a defined dainty bittering. Like a Geshia girl.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 10, 2006
Bottle: Pours a clear light yellow with a thin white head, faint aroma of grass and light malts, starts and ends very lightly bitter, Thin bodied with not much aftertaste. For a light lager, actually pretty good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
LyndaNova (532) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 1, 2006
Golden Dragon at Foxwoods: Cold 12oz bottle: Pours a clear pale golden color with minimal ivory bubbles around edges of glass. Aroma is of grass and light malt, with floral and citrus notes. Crisp and lightly fizzy. Taste is of light malt, very faint hops, and subdued floral and citrus. Ending is mildly sweet.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - SEP 27, 2006
not much of an aroma. maybe corn and a little hop. Clear golden in color with a very thin white head. Crisp taste. this maybe the best light lager Iíve had. A little malt in the non existent finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 2/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - SEP 7, 2006
another am pm find late at night in tokyo. if ever in tokyo make sure you frequent the am pmís they really do carry a pulse of the city. rice ridden flavors of cereal and crisp dry endings. nothing special. watery thin.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 26, 2006
Pours a clear gold with a quarter inch cream colored head. Dissipates quickly. No lacing at all. Smells of sweet corny malt. Taste is really bad. Sour and unpleasant. Mineral watery in character and lightly vegetal. Mouth is watery. No crispness. Limp, yet fizzy. Blick. This is foul. Run, donít walk.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
radagast83 (6101) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 24, 2006
Of course, since it is a light beer, it wonít be half as good as the original beer itís based on. This is the case for this beer.

   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.

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