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

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RATINGS: 138   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."


1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Ed5388 (2089) - 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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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
b3shine (5424) - Indiana, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Bottle to pint (ordered by my wife and ticked by me). Looks fine; a transparent light gold with white lacing. Smells and tastes of light corn (tastes blander though) with an average light mouthfeel. Volleyball beer.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
BeerZack (288) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 11, 2012
Smells like "beer" but tastes and feels more like "beer" flavored carbonated water. I usually think of "imported" (yes I know its technically made in the US) versions of American adjunct lagers as being a bit more refined or at least palatable, but this one is not much better than a Coors Light... maybe less agressive carbonation.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
bhensonb (11047) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Bottle from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours light gold with a small white head. Very light bready aroma. Med minus body. Flavor is very clean - like barley flavored water. I can only imagine the hops. So this is more or less what our troops used to get. Poor bastards.

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
maxwelldeux (3662) - Everett, Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Bottle. Bought this mostly so I could knock it off the list and help me towards my Untappd badge. This is a typical cheap watered down export lager. Very watery, not very tasty.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Barreras (978) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Pours a clear light yellow with aroma of slight corn. Taste is light and bubbly, minimal flavor. This beer is not complex at all, its your tyoical light beer just with an asian theme.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Bcoble003 (244) - Aiea, Hawaii, USA - JUN 21, 2012
Slight aroma of sweetness barely anything else taste watered down like most beers nothing really makes it different than any other light beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
gregwilsonstl (1089) - Missouri, USA - JUN 17, 2012
Clear light gold, Fizzy head. Smells like urine, tastes like corn. Pretty poor excuse for a beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
newyork (1) - - MAY 12, 2012 does not count
Unlike the other reviews for this beer, I will claim that this is one of the world’s best beers. Smoothness, genuine hops taste with zero bitterness! Subtleness is the essence of this master brew from JAPAN. ’Little taste as said in these reviews is only that people reviewing are not understanding this beer at all’ This blows away regular Kirin in taste. While people may call it watered down, I say not the case! It was created for supreme drinkability, with select flavors with the one bad thing to me beer has BITTERNESS! This beer is BETTER then ALL light beers, period!! Micro brews while interesting, at least none I have run across have ever come close to a ice cold Kirin Light. note the KIRIN LIGHT in tap does have a clear edge to Bottled Kirin Light which is already amazing !

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Stan66 (16) - San Pedro Sula, HONDURAS - APR 22, 2012
Pours a hazy yellow tone low carbonation. Smell is weak. Taste is a little hoppy with a touch of sweet barley malt. Not my preferred beer but would drink it anytime in a hot humid weather.


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