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


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RATINGS: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 99   ABV: 3.31%
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 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
mnmike (1084) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Bomber shared at an Asian American fusion restaurant. Pretty bad. Don’t think I’d get this one again.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
mike5326 (1639) - 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

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Dogbrick (11607) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
ffaoe (426) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2013
good aroma, golden in color with nice head. balanced taste but a little light in flavor.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
rumproasts (5054) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 11, 2013
bottle. Pale straw with small head. A slightly fancy version of beer flavored water.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Ed5388 (3223) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
b3shine (8188) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
bhensonb (14165) - 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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
maxwelldeux (4351) - Snohomish, 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.

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