overall
5
58
style
Brewed by Kirin Brewery Company
Style: Pale Lager
Tokyo, Japan

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1660   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Finest barley malt, premium hops, smooth finish, no bitter aftertaste.

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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1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
jake65 (3444) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - AUG 11, 2006
Mostly grain and some sweet malts, no real hops to speak of. Unimpressive pale lager, but not awful like some.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Mungo (2470) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2006
Bottle (UK Version). Slightly sweet grainy malts, just about non-existent hops. Fairly drinkable if a bit on the bland side.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BobbyW3363 (154) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 31, 2006
Clear pale golden in color with a small white foam head. Weak aroma of sweet grainy malt. Watery malt flavor. Not terrible, but pretty boring.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 27, 2006
24oz. can. Pours clear pale yellow with a white head. Aroma is malty. Flavor is malt and metal.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2006
Brewed under licence by Charles Wells. You buy an exotic imported beer with dragons and Japanese characters only to find it was brewed in the English Midlands half a mile from your front door. Pale yellow with a lot of fizz. Yeasty aroma and an unusual sourness in the taste. Not the worst ever international lager.

1.6
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
dj (574) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2006
Bottle, brewed under license by Charles Wells. A yellow coloured pour with an average head. A musty aroma. A hoppy taste with a hint of rice. a very light bitter finish. Average carbonation. Boring.

2.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Furseth (2117) - Kunglv, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2006
Bottle. Golden colour, with a white foam. Aroma of citric,yeast, and malt, and fruitines. Thin body with yeasty, malty mouth feeling. Thin and short bitter finish.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
VVilliam (50) - USA - JUL 4, 2006
Bottled. Thin head, but nice yellow and almost green color. Very malty with a really strong finish. Strong sting on the way down, and a tad oily. Would perhaps drink again, but not buy.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
omhper (23892) - Tyres, SWEDEN - JUL 2, 2006
[Bottled (in Hong Kong, 5.5%)] Golden, average head. Striking aroma of green apples. Sweetish with concentrated juicy green apple flavour. No trace of adjuncts. The mouthfeel and flavour profile is strikingly clean, and it finishes completely without bitterness. Thankfully lacks the many off-flavours of the Carlsbergs and Heinekens of teh world, making it a plausible choice of you want to quench your thirst without feeling any taste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scanman (150) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - JUN 24, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2006 This is an overlooked lager. Maybe the bottles Ive enjoyed are fresher, but I totally disagree with the other comments. This was crisp and no bad aftertaste.


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