puc86 (19) - USA - OCT 26, 2002
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Do you think Kirin needed a light beer? Me either.
SDalkoholic (2318) - Linda Vista, California, USA - MAY 14, 2016
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle from Seafood City: Poured a light straw gold liquid that was full of large carbonation bubbles that stuck to all the surface of the glass. The head was fizzy but still thicker than other light beers. Aroma was subtle yet had a big aroma of quality malts that bring out the smell of sourdough or wheat bread and smells near identical to the original Kirin recipe but toned down just a notch. The flavor is actually refreshing and taste good despite this being a light beer. Flavor is typical adjunct flavorings such as rice and even though it has a pleasant dry finish it also reminds me of cheap malt liquor.
Leafs93 (2041) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2016
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Hibachi, not much choice. Pours gold, fizzy white head. Aroma is mostly corn. Light bodied, no taste, meh.
Msdrbeat (284) - Darnestown, Maryland, USA - JAN 5, 2016
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottled. Pours golden clear. White head. Wheaty aftertaste that dissipates quickly.
rondphoto (3617) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 21, 2015
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
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.
nazzty (1212) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Quite a special taste, bamboo shoots? Perfect for Japanese food and other Asian dishes.
rubbishystuff (2212) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2015
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
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
jjuf1853 (1301) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2015
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
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.
Frank (3841) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2015
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Found this to be very smooth and inoffensive. Not a go-to, but really not bad.
Nekronos (3954) - Xalapa, MEXICO - FEB 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.