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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.

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."


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. Thereís 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 (6033) - 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, doesnít 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 wonít 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 (10916) - 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.

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Nickls (1847) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 19, 2011
Bottle. Very light clear yellow, basically a thin fizzy white head. No real aromas, other than the typical pale lager metallic and grain notes. Apples and a faint slight earth hop maybe? Didnít seem skunked at least. Light watery body, of course.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Suttree (5142) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 29, 2011
Very, very, pale yellow - I mean, barely yellow at all itís so pale. Foamy white head. Corn, white bread - all the usual light beer suspects. Flavor is pretty standard light lager, with perhaps a little bit of a sour note, which is kinda off-putting.


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