petewhitley (294) - JAPAN - NOV 17, 2013
2.3 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
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maekchu (1457) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUL 12, 2013
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Can. Typical harsh sauerkraut nose. Light straw color. Thin sweetness, with a creeping tart sour juice punch in mid palate, and tapers off to light sugar and some very minor hops. Thin body. Not very appealing stuff. A very denatured sort of brew, w/o any soul. Why do people drink this? Why did I?!
left_bank (65) - JAPAN - MAR 27, 2013
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
japan is a country of many rules,and sometimes it is necessary to drink the beer that is offered;this is pretty much the most tasteless beer i have ever drank.unless you have something stuck in your throat or it is over 35 degrees(95)water is the better choice.
AndySnow (1762) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2013
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can. Pale yellow colour with a white head. Very weak aroma of citrus. Weak flavour. Probably a good beer for someone who doesn’t like beer and don’t want any taste.
DutchDrebus (3087) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50 cl can @ joes. Pale yellow colour, no head. Smells malts, grassy. Decent pilsener smell. Tastes malty, slightly watery, grassy. Decent beer, nothing special. Nice carbo, thin body.
Benzai (5740) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled from 50cl can thanks to Joes. Clear golden color, small white head. Aroma is a bit weird but not in a bad way. Taste is lightly malts and a bit stale. Low body, low carbonation, thin texture.
GarrettB (842) - La Jolla, California, USA - OCT 22, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
December 5th, 2010 - Even a parallel tasting doesn’t reveal much difference between the different pale lagers crowding the shelves at Japanese grocery stores and konbini. But the Kirin Green Label has a subtly different formula. Where most of the light brews and happoshus pad their benefactors profit margins at the expense of the tired salaryman consumer, the Kirin Green Label performs a deed worthy of Ebenezer Scrooge (pre-Christmas!) by flicking an extra piece of coal my way: a palate that is thicker than the thin and sickly beers that usually make it to our drinking sessions. It’s still light, tastes of excessively exhausted grains, a bit of puffed rice, and an acrid bitterness, but it does reign king amongst it’s kingdom of weak, groping subjects.
SHIG (3279) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - OCT 1, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can: Poured a golden with white colored head. Aroma was light and of sour grain. Taste is a fresh corn and grain, nice sweetness remains.
shoulderbroken (1501) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 4, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can from the local shop. Very pale yellow colour with small white head that disappears almost immediately. My first venture into Happoshu. Aroma is very slight, bit of citrus in there and not much else. Maybe a vague ’beer’ smell. Taste is similar, citrussy lemon, shandy-like, slight sweetness. Very thin bodied and watery and in spite of the carbonation, the overall feeling is something quite flat in the mouth. Not right at all in that respect. It’s not really totally unpleasant, just feels like a bit of a waste of time.
futre7 (123) - Taipei, TAIWAN - AUG 16, 2011
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Kirin Ichiban is a fine lager. This is a low malt beer which means it has less malt and is taxed less in Japan ( hence a cheaper) . The result is a poor version of Ichiban. It still has the grassy taste of Ichiban but with a weaker head , less flavour and seemingly a ton more water. If you live in Japan there are far better beers. If you find this on export somewhere ....erm there are far better beers. I like Japanese lager but this is more nearer a pint of Fosters than a Kirin.