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."

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Nickls (1886) - 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? Didn’t seem skunked at least. Light watery body, of course.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Suttree (5260) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 29, 2011
Very, very, pale yellow - I mean, barely yellow at all it’s 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2011
Super clear and bright straw, light white head, way too light and clear... Nose is light and sweet grains, no alcohol or skunk but boring... Taste is watery, really sweet grains with a skunky finish, almost no flavor... Taste is watery... Pass

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Cybercat (3498) - Georgia, USA - APR 11, 2011
Pours a rather typical and uninspiring clear straw yellow with not much of a white head. Aroma is weak and watery, barely like beer at all. Flavor is malty, on the thin side, all too typical of light beers. Texture has only a little fizz to it. Still I’m glad I gave it a fair shake. [Insert joke about light beer here.]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Maverick34 (2355) - New York, USA - MAR 29, 2011
Japanese water. Even more boring than regular kirin. low character but whyyyyy?

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
rcasta (839) - EL SALVADOR - DEC 11, 2010
lo interesante de esta birria es que me la dieron en medio litro. yo solo pedi una birria, pero la presentacion no es tradicional

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - OCT 20, 2010
Clear, light, decent head. Malty aroma and a watery taste. Not sure what else to say.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 16, 2010
Pours a pale straw yellow, nose is very hard to detect, slight hints of grain, hint of earthiness, taste is quite bland, mashed rice, mild bitterness, not much else going on.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
rougeau13 (2025) - Richmond, Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2010
Not too bad for a light beer, but still bad. Typical pale lager/light beer taste, or lack of, just a little better than some other lights and ultras

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Palidor19 (2998) - Brandon, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2010
had this beer because I wanted a lighter beer for my diet. I was actual surprise how much I enjoyed it. slight corn but a nice overall flavor with a rice like flavor.

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