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Kirin Sumikiri

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


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 1.96/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
100% Barley beer. (They play with the difference between all malt 麦芽, and all barely 麦. This is all barley, meaning they use unmalted barley and then spike it with barley spirits...)

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
skatanarchy (212) - - APR 17, 2015
음 캔은 뭔가 멋지지만 걍 발포주 Osaka, Japan https://twitter.com/MaekJuBot

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
yenbeer (188) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 5, 2015
This one is almost there, but the poor palate and taste really kill of the buildup. Like really bad medicine.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Osaka_Maachan (15) - JAPAN - AUG 25, 2014
clear pale gold appearance. Bit of citrus, bit of grass, nothing much more to say. Pretty standard but not bad..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
samparkique4 (59) - - MAY 3, 2014
hay, roasty, floral, citrus, herbs, earthy, leather, skunky, smoke, aromatic

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
czlowiekwiadro (676) - POLAND - APR 17, 2014
w zapachu słód i lekki kanał. kolor jasno-słomkowy, piana bardzo słaba. w smaku słodkawy i niewiele poza tym.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Dredd (812) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - APR 14, 2014
Nice easy drinking lager style beer. Aroma is a mix of slight cardboard and sweetness. Flavour is a mix of slight apricot and citrus with a mild bitter finish. The Kirin web site looks like it is a Happoshu, if it is, then they have come a long way over the past 8 years.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
petewhitley (519) - Nagoya, JAPAN - NOV 17, 2013
~This review was made some time ago via another application, and thus the specific details (beyond numerical scores) are no longer available~

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
GoufCustom (1616) - HONG KONG - OCT 14, 2013

500 ml can bought at 7-Eeleven in Metropolis Plaza, Sheung Shui.

Piss pale golden yellow colour; Half finger head and soapy white foam which fades in 30 seconds; Minimal lacing and fizzy carbonation; Pungent smell of malt, with very light inoffensive skunk (fades in 1 minute), corn, sugar, faint lemon and faint grass; Light sweet taste of thin malt, with soda water, notes of wet cardboard, mineral water, light lemon and hint of grass; Light body, watery palate; Taste profile a very thin malt base with a muted, water-like, but pretty odd chemical background. No much taste othererwise, just faint notes of wet cardboards; Hoppiness is very light lemon and initially skunky then muted grass nose, very light lemon and grass taste and barely detectable bitterness for a muted finish. Wet after taste, easy to mouth.

Comments: This is decent by happoshu standard, and is as close to a pale lager proper as you can get, but it’s very watery in body and taste. Way better than many crappy happoshus but also hollow and boring. 100% barley beer? Of course it’s a lie.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
biirusaikou (2566) - - JUL 26, 2013
Wet straw smell. Boring taste of a light cereal soda, followed by some sour hops. Fairly disappointing attempt to an original happoshu.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Westkyoto77 (623) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 21, 2013
Wow. This was pretty nasty. Soggy cardboard, sour veggies on the nose. Dishwatery palate, forgettable flavour. I know it's only a touch over 100 yen per can, but come on people, there are much more palatable frankenbeers than this. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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