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

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RATINGS: 1688   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.19/5   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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1.7
Padron4KM (810) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUN 17, 2006
12 oz bottle.
Clear gold with a fizzy short lived head.
Smells of skunk piss and grain.
Metalic flavor, creamy body, slight bitter finish.
Tastes better with a shot of sake and some ahi tuna. On it’s own not so good

1.3
Haack (101) - Hornslet, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2006
bottle. big white head with a clear gold color. Grainy hop aroma. Grainy taste. Corn? Rice? Flavor so light I really can’t tell. ever so slight bitter aftertaste. nothing repulsive, nothing great. Take it or leave it.

2.4
User37895 (3085) - - MAY 31, 2006
Just below average beer in my mind. For a country that doesn’t sweaten any of its food, the two Japan beers I’ve had so far were a bit sweet. I just wasn’t impressed with this one and will stick to Saki when drinking imported Japanese alcohol. The sushi at the establishment I consumed this was quite good, though.

2
Beerdedone (3480) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2006
Can. pours yellow with a white head. Aroma of sweet malts and grain. Flavor is weak, malty, grainy, carbonated. Thin bodied, i expected worse.

2
stison42 (318) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 29, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2007 Light yellow. Felt scratchy as I drank it. The little taste it had died quickly.

2.7
rbc82 (7) - USA - MAY 25, 2006 does not count
It’s an import! It must be great! Seriously, not bad at all, but not special either. I found the flavor to be present at least if not special. Goes well w/ dinner. Nothing to justify the ’import’ markup though.

2.7
Fightfire4beer (132) - Virginia, USA - MAY 21, 2006
bottle. big white head with a clear gold color. Grainy hop aroma. Grainy taste. Corn? Rice? Flavor so light I really can’t tell. ever so slight bitter aftertaste. nothing repulsive, nothing great. Take it or leave it.

1.6
Delirium (673) - Falmouth, Cornwall, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2006
Can. Yellow fizzy beer, unsurprisingly pretty similar to the other Japanese macros. A bit sweeter than Sapporo and definitely than Asahi, but an odd metallic sweetness. Nothing special.

2.4
henry3r (586) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - MAY 19, 2006
The 12 oz bottle poured a sparkling clear dark straw colored beverage with a small fizzy white head that was mostly diminishing and left virtually no lacing on the glass. The aroma had a pleasant light malt character to it with subtle notes of citrus in the background. The body was light with a lively carbonation and a watery texture. The flavor starts off just barely on the sweet side. As the flavor matures through the medium length finish, it takes on a light, pleasant bitterness. The finish is crisp and refreshing.

1.7
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2007 Wetherspooons Beer & Cider Festival May 2006 at The Falcon, High Wycombe and from the keg. Pale, slightly cloudy. Aroma is odd and vinegary, a touch of butter - possibly old. Boring keg lager, thst is softly flavouired - and that is about it’s best featured. Bad.


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