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: 1690   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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2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Graham77 (514) - - JUL 17, 2013
A bit better than average lager. Clean tasting with slight bitterness from the hops. Refreshing.


1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
elbernays (1440) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 28, 2017
Bottle at masashi. Straw gold colour. Dough metallic flavor. Pretty much as expected.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
pleispleis (82) - Maccagno, ITALY - MAY 27, 2017
lattina 33 cl, schiuma media grana evanescente, colore oro limpido, al naso e in bocca malto, metallica, carbonatazione moderata, lieve dolce con percettibile amaro nel finale. Una lager da battaglia come tante 27.05.17

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
radassace (271) - SCOTLAND - MAY 26, 2017
500ml bottle. Pours light golden amber with a small white head. Aroma is sweet malt, touch of caramel, hay, honey and some lemon. Carbonation rushing up glass. Very smooth. Sweet to taste, malty, leading into a light lemony bitterness and finishing with a nice straw, honey sweetness. I rather like this, for a lager its well above the average muck.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Oiolosse (131) - Granada, SPAIN - MAY 24, 2017
Aromas de malta y maz. Color oro plido, con cabeza blanca, algo de persistencia y no lazada. Cuerpo ligero y carbonatacin animada. El sabor es malta, reminiscencias metlicas. Lager normal, fresca. Nada extraordinario.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
saintbase (680) - 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 (2171) - 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 (146) - 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 (1657) - 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 (2574) - 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 (1843) - 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... :)


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