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


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RATINGS: 1667   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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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
robertjm (893) - Albany, California, USA - JUL 12, 2012
Stunningly crystal clear golden body. Foamy white head. Grassy aroma. Bit of a sweetish flavor, almost like a little bubble gum-like. Slight bitterness in the aftertaste no matter what they say. Its wet!l That was very important tonight. All in all, next time I need to buy Sapporo instead.

Banzale (344) - FRANCE - SEP 20, 2017
Acheter à Carrefour Wasquehal. Canette de 33cl. Couleur blonde dorée extra brillante. Mousse aéré diffuse mais peu tenace léger col de mousse. Au nez : c'est le céréales , le malts et la levure . En bouche : cette lager à un peu de corps quand même . Sensation céréales présent , malts d'orge et un peu de levure . Pas trop sensation aqueuse. Un arrière bouche légèrement amère. Un lager simple et correct

p0urmeac0ld0ne (181) - Merthyr Tydfil, WALES - SEP 7, 2017
Pale straw like lager with a decent malt presence and a refreshing bite. Poured from a bottle into a glass, which is a rare move for me whilst drinking beer. Recommended by fellow beer sommelier (LOL) Burra. Acquired from Morrisons supermarket.

Piepenhenrich (600) - Steinbach, GERMANY - AUG 27, 2017
Quality is good, but it’s a Lager, so it tastes flat and watery compared to real beer, but compared to its Japanese peers it’s among the best.

slyde (11) - Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2017
I alternate between Kirin and Sappora when dining out at a Japanese food restaurant. Kirin Ichiban is my current favorite.

thejackpacker (529) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2017
Tap at Kamai, Oslo. Sure it is smooth but there ain’t much else going on here.

saintbase2 (832) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - AUG 22, 2017
Greetings from Bydgoszcz, Poland to all Beer Geeks and Hopheads around the world!

BColan (14) - - AUG 18, 2017
The first palate is ok. But after the initial taste it tasted old. Sapporo is better. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Lonick (2509) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 10, 2017
Bottle @Wagamama. Pours golden clear, white head. Nose is bland not bad just very little to go on, slight grass/hay some sweet rice. Taste may be more bland than the nose which is saying something but then again it was not bad and good with spicy food.

camay1997 (70) - patton, California, USA - AUG 7, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2017 Weak white head on top of a clear golden body. Into smells a little skunky and metallic. Bubbly on the palette, but a little bland. A good beer but not an exceptional one. Better in my memories.

sebsky (219) - ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2017
500 ml bottle @home,bb 15/06/2018. Brewed in UK. Golden,clear. Aroma of malt,grains and grass. Taste is mild,semi dry,lingering light bitterness.Refreshing. Surprisingly good.

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