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 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Barreras (1563) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Pours a clear light yellow with aroma of slight corn. Taste is light and bubbly, minimal flavor. This beer is not complex at all, its your tyoical light beer just with an asian theme.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Bcoble003 (288) - Aiea, Hawaii, USA - JUN 21, 2012
Slight aroma of sweetness barely anything else taste watered down like most beers nothing really makes it different than any other light beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
gregwilsonstl (2111) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 17, 2012
Clear light gold, Fizzy head. Smells like urine, tastes like corn. Pretty poor excuse for a beer.

   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 !

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, 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.

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