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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."


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.

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
jobrewmeister (81) - - APR 14, 2012
Pours a pale yellow color. Very bland and watery. Really not offensive, but not memorable either.

1.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
steindds (70) - - APR 11, 2012
Pours a very light yellow color. Not much of aroma. Taste is a bit fruity possibly some grassy hops. Very watery making it easy to drink.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
tone77 (256) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2012
Has a pale yellow color. Smell is mild, some corn. Taste is greatly lacking, some light malts. Overall a flavor is greatly lacking, even for a light beer.

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
hoppyho (56) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 4, 2012
Very pale yellow in color. Minimal head that goes away quickly. Typical light beer but better that other macros.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
auerbrau (3177) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 21, 2011
12oz Bottle, poured at Shogun Steak and Seafood, Wakefield, RI. Aroma is benign and rice cake-like. Flavors are soft, quiet, rice-oriented and a touch bristly. This is so much better than so many light beers. The extra rice keeps it clean and super-dry, which I appreciate. There’s certainly not much in terms of flavor, but drinkability is high and flaws are low.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
drowland (6134) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - OCT 17, 2011
10/17/11. 12oz bottle. How have I not had this before? Oh well - here goes. Clear golden pour, lighter than apple juice, with a big, fluffy white head that fades fast, doesn’t stick, and barely laces at all. Light aroma of grass, apples, and bread. Plain, light flavor as well that hints at grass and lemon peel with a bit of cracker and a metallic tang. Meh.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 15, 2011
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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
brokensail (11359) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 6, 2011
A: The beer pours a clear golden straw with a fluffy white head, with surprisingly good retention. S: Halfway decent nose. Not shockingly, it still pretty much just smells like rice. But, there is a bit of yeast and some light hop notes (mostly grass). Some light fruity esters of sweet apple. T: Flavor is not too bad either. Lots of rice with a light malt note. Grassy hops with minimal bitterness and some more green apple esters and yeast. M: The body is very light with a medium to high level of carbonation. O: I liked this one better than Sapporo light. Nicer flavor with a bit less reliance on the pure rice flavor.


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