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


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RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.76   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."

   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 pm’s 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, don’t walk.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
radagast83 (5175) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 24, 2006
Of course, since it is a light beer, it won’t be half as good as the original beer it’s 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.

   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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
ross (2104) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAR 27, 2006
Pale, weak, yet slightly refreshing. Went alright with my food. Not over powering at all.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
mjg74 (2568) - Salem, Oregon, 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.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
crazyvin (2008) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
nick76 (4278) - 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.

   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?

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