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: 1688   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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2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
argo0 (14108) - Washington DC, USA - APR 5, 2003
(Paired with sushi) Clear golden body with small white head. Aroma is light and sweet, some bread. Taste is light, sweet and watery. Minimal bitterness that's in the swallow. It's not bad, but it's certainly not worth seeking out.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
djd07 (14046) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2010
Bottle. Pours a clear golden with a small frothy white head that leaves good sticky lacing. The aroma is corn malt and rice. Thin mouthfeel with a sweet malt with honey and a bitter finish. A decent pale lager from Kirin.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
DSG (13956) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 4, 2010
Bottle at a tasting. Thanks zvikar. Clear golden. Aroma of adjuncts and chemical notes. Flavor has some corny notes and a drier and slightly bitter finish. Light-bodied.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
HenrikSoegaard (13888) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2009
Bottle from Ftex. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Dark yellow colour. Moderate malty bready aroma. Light bitter slightly bready flavor. Short light bitter finish. Watery palate.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Borup (13802) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2006
Bottle. Golden colour with a small white head. Aroma and flavour of rice, malt and hops.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lubiere (13681) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2009
A pale lager with a thick collapsing white head. A lightly herbal malt aroma, lightly hopped. In mouth, run of the mill lager, with light German hops. 500 ml can from japan, thanks Karl.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Drake (13504) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2008
24 ounce can. Pours a clear golden color with a large billowy head, decent head retention and lacing. Very rice-like, sweet aroma with some very grassy, almost metallic hops. Taste is tart and bitter malts along with bitter hops. Sort of a gummy bear fruitiness is in there too. Clearly rice is used in large quantities here. Medium bodied.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
bierkoning (13132) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAY 21, 2007
Bottle. Rice and grain in the aroma. Almost neutral flavor, maybe a hint of hopbitterness in the aftertaste, but dont expect too much of it. Clean and boring.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BeerandBlues2 (13060) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 10, 2003
Pale yellow with a small, fizzy head that dissipates quickly. A slight hint of fruit and hops in the aroma. Starts out very slightly sweet then turns bitter. Dry on the end.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2007
(Bottle, at Thai restaurant) Pours a clear golden body with a small white head. Light aroma of corn grain and rice. Flavor of bland hops and some sweetness with a watery mouthfeel.


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