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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1689   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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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fonefan (49293) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2007
Bottle. Clear pale golden colr with a average fizzy fair lacing mostly diminshing white head. Aroma is light malty, toasted. Flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter with a short duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft.

yespr (45443) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2008
33 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow with a huge, dense and white head. Light citrus fruity hops/grassy nose. One dimensional flavour of grass, mild malt note and a mild bitterness into the finish.

Ungstrup (37574) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2003
A dark gulden beer with a fast disappearing head. It has a malty aroma and a slightly malt sweet and slightly bitter taste. A very standard pilsener - but good for a japanese beer - it has more flavor than the standard japanese beer.

joergen (28108) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2010 Bottle in Folkets Park, Malmö. Clear yellow coloured with a medium sized white head. Sweet aroma of malts, caramel and hay. Sweet flavour of malts, hay and corn with notes of hops. Hoppy finish.

oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 16, 2006
Bottled (5%). Golden colour, small white head. Malts in aroma, along with weak hints of maize. Strong maizeish and malty flavour, with a bit metallic hints. Not for drinking separately, but I think with food, especially spiced, it would be ok to drink.

omhper (25113) - Tyresö, 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 Heineken’s of teh world, making it a plausible choice of you want to quench your thirst without feeling any taste.

Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2005
(Bottle 33 cl) British version brewed by Charles Wells in Bedford. 5,5% ABV in my version called "Kirin Ichiban Kirin’s Prime Brew". Fully golden with a creamy head. Soft, lightly sweet with both corn and rice added. Not much aroma. Or body. Or flavour. Or bitterness. But yes, it does quench your thirst. 260201

madmitch76 (24807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2009
22nd June 2008. On tap in an Edinburgh bar. Smooth lager with a mild malt tone. Inoffensive and drinkable.

Travlr (24745) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 10, 2009
Very pale yellow, scant head. Aroma of grass and grain. Mild taste, almost absent. Faint bitterness. Overall not worth the effort.

cgarvieuk (24465) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 1, 2007
very pale yellow coloured ale, with a light laggey hop, mellow and juicy, a good lager.

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