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

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RATINGS: 144   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.78   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."


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ronaldtheriot (1498) - 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 (1066) - 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 (1111) - 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 (9337) - 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 (313) - Moorestown, New Jersey, 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 (4006) - 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 (2515) - 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.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
b3shine (6503) - 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 (12298) - 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.


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