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

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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 99   ABV: 3.31%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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."


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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.


1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Leafs93 (2030) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2016
Hibachi, not much choice. Pours gold, fizzy white head. Aroma is mostly corn. Light bodied, no taste, meh.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Msdrbeat (261) - - JAN 5, 2016
Bottled. Pours golden clear. White head. Wheaty aftertaste that dissipates quickly.

1.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
rondphoto (3573) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 21, 2015
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Light amber color, white head that quickly drops to the rim, bits of lace that slide back in. Aroma is weak, uninviting adjunct. Taste is watery light malt that tries to put more than carbonation in after the swallow, but has no success. A barely light brew, not enough to justify a rating.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
nazzty (1182) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2015
Quite a special taste, bamboo shoots? Perfect for Japanese food and other Asian dishes.

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
rubbishystuff (2198) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2015
Just so little flavor. But thankfully no overwhelming off flavors either other than a little skunkiness but the bottle might have been old. Thirst quencher at best. Serving: Bottle

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
jjuf1853 (1301) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2015
Bottle pours a crystal clear pale yellow color with a short lived white head. Zero lacing along the glass. Sweet malty aroma of corn. Flavor is quite light and sweet. Overall pretty bland with just a hint of hops.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Frank (3816) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2015
Japanese beers tend to be on the light side in general and this light version of a Japanese beer is no exception. It is reasonably hoppy (unfortunately a bit skunky even served from a brown bottle) w/ a crisp, light palate. Lower than average alcohol makes it a good beer to have alongside food for lunch if you tend to be inclined to drowsiness after meals. Otherwise, this is like a slightly more hoppy version of Bud Light w/ a slight apple note and not much else going of flavorwise.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2015
Found this to be very smooth and inoffensive. Not a go-to, but really not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos (3936) - Xalapa, MEXICO - FEB 7, 2015
Apart from a bread smell there is nothing to talk about. Golden light beer with a nasty aftertaste than only those who are not into craft beer like.

1.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Travlr (19567) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 27, 2015
Bottle sample at Top of the Hops Biloxi. Extremely pale yellow color, white coca cola head. Light cereal aroma. Taste is watery.


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