Kirishima Shuzo Kirinokura Brewery Reviews




maekchu
2.3
Kirishima Kirinokura Beer Blond
Tap at GJBF Osaka 2015. Underdone sweetish fruity nose. Sweet fruit initial... and doesn’t go much beyond that. Thick, a bit syrupy, and almost no hopping. Not much character to this one. Not well made at all.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015

KyotoLefty
1.9
Kirishima Kirinokura Beer Blond
Tap at Beer Fes Osaka 2015. Nose of wheat, floor cleaner, cream, diacetyl. Light and creamy, wheat bread, some kind of infection. HAve never had a good beer from them.
Saturday, July 18, 2015

KansaiBeerLvrs
3.3
Kirishima Kirinokura Beer Blond
On tap at GJBF Osaka 2015. Blond 4.5% crystal clear with a big fruity wine like aroma. Medium bodied with a soft mouthfeel. Tasty bready fruity flavor but maybe a touch metallic.
Saturday, July 18, 2015

KansaiBeerLvrs
3.2
Kirishima Kirinokura Golden
On tap at GJBF Osaka 2015. Kind of odd that they have two such similar beers... A clear amber brown/golden amber with a malty sweet caramel flavor. Medium-light bodied with a dry finish. Crackery malts, caramel and a bit metallic like many of their beers. Maybe I should have added this as an amber even though the name says Golden...
Friday, July 17, 2015

KansaiBeerLvrs
3.2
Kirishima Kirinokura Hyuganatsu
日向夏 - Fruit Beer Hyuganatsu 4.5% pours a crystal clear light gold with a rich fruity nose. Med-light bodied. The taste is a bit artificial but rich. OK.
Friday, July 17, 2015

KansaiBeerLvrs
3.2
Kirishima Kirinokura Stout
On tap at GJBF Osaka 2015. Stout dark brown chocolate banana bread aroma, decent Chocolate flavor but a bit metallic as well.
Friday, July 17, 2015

biirusaikou
2.1
Kirishima Kirinokura Pilsner
Draught at Keyaki. Very watery stuff, notes of cat piss and dirty straw. Pretty much the level of a Korean happoshu... There clearly is something wrong with this brewery.
Monday, July 06, 2015

biirusaikou
2
Kirishima Kirinokura IPA
Draught at Keyaki. Totally stinky and sweaty, some cabbage notes, must have been brewed with dirty socks indeed. Waste of water, avoid.
Monday, July 06, 2015

biirusaikou
2.5
Kirishima Kirinokura Stout
Draught at Keyaki. Very watery with notes of cabbage and burnt malt, sticky dirty finish. Yuck...
Monday, July 06, 2015

shoulderbroken
2
Kirishima Kirinokura IPA
Keyaki. We have reached the bottom of the set. Not hoppy, not malty not much of anything apart from stink. Skunky, not good at all. Sweaty sock smell.
Monday, May 25, 2015

shoulderbroken
2.5
Kirishima Kirinokura Stout
Keyaki. Marshmallow mixed with vegetables. Bit of roast, but not great. Seems a bit wrong.
Monday, May 25, 2015

shoulderbroken
3
Kirishima Kirinokura Amber
Keyaki. Bit boring, caramel not much else. Probably won’t be seeking them out again...
Monday, May 25, 2015

shoulderbroken
3.2
Kirishima Kirinokura Pilsner
Keyaki. Alright, grainy, light bitterness, nothing too offensive to me. Bit creamy. One of the better ones in the set...
Monday, May 25, 2015

KyotoLefty
1.3
Kirishima Kirinokura IPA
Tap at Keyaki Spring 2015. Cloudy, muddy-ass bronze. Nose of moldy bread and stewed dirty socks. Caramel, celery, and ass flavors. Absolutely awful. I didn’t think they could make something worse than the "pilsner."
Sunday, May 24, 2015

KyotoLefty
1.6
Kirishima Kirinokura Pilsner
Tap at Keyaki Spring 2015. Nose of lemon and piss. Vile band aid, rotten fruit. Thin and gross. Certainly not a lager, and probably not a beer.
Sunday, May 24, 2015

KyotoLefty
2
Kirishima Kirinokura Amber
Tap at Keyaki Spring 2015. I think they called this a lager, but it obviously wasn’t one. Weird plastic band aid nose, syrupy sweet, caramel tofee. Sweet and foully medicinal.
Sunday, May 24, 2015

TimE
3.4
Kirishima Robust Porter
light brown color. Japanese Black sugar, black licorice, slightly salty nose. The mouth is very malty, with salty black licorice, good depth, but flavors wouldn’t broadly appeal to people. Light bodied. A bit off balance and too sweet, but not bad.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

KyotoLefty
2.5
Kirishima Kirinokura Golden
Tap at GJBF Osaka 2014. Bready nose, stone fruits, a bit weird and funky. Sweet, estery, flavor, fruity and cake-like. Not so great.
Saturday, July 19, 2014

KyotoLefty
1.4
Kirishima Kirinokura Hyuganatsu
Draught at 2012 GJBF Osaka. Thin, lager-like appearance. Aroma of thinner, dust, and ass. Light citrus rind, but very unpleasant. Flavor is even worse: old moldy citrus with dust and butter. Very badly made beer.
Saturday, July 14, 2012

KyotoLefty
2.9
Kirishima Kirinokura Stout
Draught at 2012 GJBF Osaka. Looks nice, dark brown with a red tint. Nice nose, very milky, creamy, chocolate. Smells nice but the flavor is a bit watery, thin body, sweet milk, vanilla, a little chocolate. Body is bad and flavor thin. Not horrible.
Saturday, July 14, 2012

maekchu
1.7
Kirishima Kirinokura Hyuganatsu
Gift bottle from Tim in Miyazaki. Very light spritzy fruit (melon?) and slight caramel. Dull hazy pale yellow with lots of carbonation bubbling up and thin head. Slight sweetness and moldy bread flavors. Touch of lemon in mid palate. Sweet candy final -- not really pleasant. Light body. Not so good. Contains ginger and lemon -- but not integrated at all.
Friday, March 23, 2012

faroeviking
3.2
Kirishima Kirinokura Porter
Draught. Black clear colour. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and some bitterness. The flavour is freash and creamy with chocolate, roasted malts, some bitterness and a touch of coffee. Nice long aftertaste of the malts and coffee. A good seldom brew.
Sunday, December 03, 2006

faroeviking
2.7
Kirishima Kirinokura Amber
Draught. Dark golden colour. Bit fruity aroma, sweet caramel and malts. The flavour is nice and smotth, sweet caramel and some bitterness, which stays in the aftertaste. Had it at the brewery and the url from beer me is my info.
Sunday, December 03, 2006