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


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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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
SamTheBarrel (804) - Vallentuna, - SEP 21, 2013
355 ml bottle, labelled 5.0% ABV. Pours clear light golden, with a big frothy white head that quickly dissipates. Aroma of white bread, hay, corn and a hint of citrus. Taste of white bread, corn and a little citrus and spices. Light body, light-medium carbonation, slightly sweet and bitter, somewhat dry. What I liked the most about this beer was the golden exotic label, it’s okay to drink with sushi.

nybol (2200) - DENMARK - JUL 12, 2017
En frisk læskende øl til sushi, er ikke det store, men den rette øl til den rette mad.

brownaler (663) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2017
Has streams of bubbles in appearance. Solid rice and barley malt. A very clean and dry lager.

BrewWhisperer79 (1) - Arizona, USA - JUL 8, 2017 does not count
I think this beer tasted very good and surprised by the down votes. I would recommend this and buy it again for sure (it was 9.99).

DAJTX (6) - - JUL 5, 2017 does not count
Label states that it’s made from 100% barley malt. It has a slightly more robust mouth feel and malt flavor than its American macro counterparts, though very little hop character. For what it is, it’s a better choice for a hot summer day, refreshing with a bit of body.

ZxWx (81) - MEXICO - JUN 29, 2017
Aroma: corn, cereal, sweet Appearance: golden, cloudy, minimal head, white foam, Taste: lightly bitter, corn, lightly sour, mal, nothing special Palate: light body, thin feel, lively carbonation,

MarcoBasile (420) - DENMARK - JUN 8, 2017
Pours pale golden with a frothy white head. Taste is light with little sweetness. Adjuncts.

redders1974 (1471) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2017
Guessing this the Japanese equivalent of Budweiser now ab have got there hands on it. To fair its a step up from bud buts its still got macro lager stamped all over it.

elbernays (1507) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 28, 2017
Bottle at masashi. Straw gold colour. Dough metallic flavor. Pretty much as expected.

pleispleis (108) - 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

radassace (324) - 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 it’s well above the average muck.

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