overall
5
57
style
Brewed by Kirin Brewery Company
Style: Pale Lager
Tokyo, Japan

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1682   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.18/5   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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2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
RazingDreamz (123) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 12, 2006
Good aroma for a lager, not corny, just malty. Orangish-yellow color, minimal head. Corny taste, malty, a little alcohol, but finishes light and watery. Has good body for a lager, but still a little thin with a little too much carbonation. Overall, Ill drink it, but if its casual sipping Im going for, Id much rather have a Sam Adams or a Spaten or something.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2006
Pretty standard stuff like most Asian beers, one for necking from the bottle.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
radagast83 (7844) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - FEB 12, 2006
Bottle. Okay beer. Not the best, but better than the average beer. White head, yellow color, slightly weak aroma, "typical" beer flavor.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 10, 2006
Clear fizzy yellow color with a frothy white head. Light grain aroma. Strong grainy flavor.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
OldRaspy (292) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 9, 2006
Pretty much an average mass produced beer. A little more flavor than a bud or miller.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Quinten (1062) - zaandam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2006
wel done lager, like europeen ones.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
noelcb (271) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2006
Light gold color. Scant head, no lace. Aromas of malt, miscellaneous grain, maybe rice or corn, citrus, yeast and a tad of hops. Flavor was well-balanced, slightly malty and some noticeable hop flavor and bitterness. Tastes all-malt but no toastiness or sweetness. Slightly sour. Reminds me of Ortliebs or Carling Black Label, for those who remember.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 3, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2006 Special premium reserve indeed! Such that its in convenience stores urbanlly everywhere! Hoppy tasting for commercial widespread lager. Nice finish. (Note: much better in the bottle.)

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ebarnes (261) - Beech Grove, Indiana, USA - FEB 2, 2006
12 oz bottle. There is really not much difference between Sapporo, Kirin, and Asahi. All 3 are Coors light type clones. I mean come on, do you expect rally good beer from Japan? No, of course not. You expect good food!

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
kreepindeth (404) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 31, 2006
Looks and tastes much like a Budweiser or a Fosters. Slightly more bitter finish than a Bud. Nothing special about this beer, just another pale lager.


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