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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1686   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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LED40's rating

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
LED40 (115) - Aberdeen, - AUG 4, 2012
330ml bottle. Slightly grainy aroma other than that very little. Typical lager appearance - golden with a white head. It has a neutral type of taste with rice and mild bitterness prominent in the taste. The mouth feel is smooth and the drinkability is very high. There is nothing that really stands out with this which would make me want to seek it out


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
saintbase (671) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - MAY 18, 2017
Greetings from Bydgoszcz, Poland to all Beer Geeks and Hopheads around the world!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gripweed57 (2121) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2017
From old tasting notes. Bright yellow gold color. Small bubbles lead to a big creamy white head. Fresh malty aroma. Crisp light malt flavor is balanced well by a dry hop finish.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Acaro (143) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 3, 2017
Aroma: Cereal and nuts. Appearance: Gold color with clear sparkling liquid and minimal white head. Taste: Light sweet notes and medium bitterness. Palate: Light body with oily texture and lively carbonation. Short bitter astringent finish. Overall: Soft and easy to drink. A bit of alcoholic touches in the end. Not great but not bad touches either.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
60minuteman (1648) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2017
Can from Hotel Mystays vending in Akasaka. Clean, sweet, some sharp hops in there somewhere. Pretty dece.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Towey1989 (2557) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2017
Bottle at The Green Dragon, Leek (JDW) Pours a clear golden colour with a fizzy white head. Aroma of sweet grain, banana and subtle grassy hops. Taste of grain, some banana, a little maize , slight honey, and subtle grassy hops. Light bodied and moderate carbonation. A sweet, grainy bitterness in the finish. Not an exciting beer but its something different to regular lagers. Its very sweet yes but I enjoy the honey and banana flavours in this and I dont get any metallic/minerally flavours. Surprising decent.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ALIBALI (1819) - Kiel, GERMANY - APR 7, 2017
Muffiger Belgianfruitycitrusearthsmell trifft saures Spezial Lager!!! Gar nicht so bel....war allerdings auch schon leicht benebelt ;)....Aus der 0,33 Buddel vernascht. Beim Sushifuttern nach den 2017er SPRING BOCK DAY... :)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stupre (295) - Nanterre, FRANCE - APR 2, 2017
33cl bottle @ japanese restaurant. Bire trs classique mais incontournable.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Juks (343) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 31, 2017
330ml bottle at Mysushi, Tallinn. Pours clear golden colour, small white head. Aroma is mildly malty, sweet, corny, veges. Taste is corny, malty, sweet, hay, watery. Lively carbo, tgin body. Weak, tasteless, average macro lager.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bjakk (756) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - MAR 26, 2017
Yellow, clear. White foam that dosnt last. Mild sour aroma, toffee, hay. Sweet, hay, grain. Mild aftertaste. High in carbon.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KoNrRiI (1447) - rhus, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2017
0.33 draft @ Okonomiyaki
Sweet aroma, malty, rice. Same goes for the taste, surprisingly sweet and seems simply Japanese with all that rice, some jasmine, delicate fruits, and some cardboard. Overall a standard pale lager though relatively drinkable and sweet.


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