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

bottling
unknown

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1691   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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2.5
PlainsDrifter (95) - Adelphi, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2010
Pours light golden color, small white head and medium to high carbonation. Light barley and hay aroma with fairly clean finish. Not a lot of taste in this beer.


1.9
MarcoBasile (273) - DENMARK - JUN 8, 2017
Pours pale golden with a frothy white head. Taste is light with little sweetness. Adjuncts.

2.3
redders1974 (1392) - 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.

1.8
elbernays (1472) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 28, 2017
Bottle at masashi. Straw gold colour. Dough metallic flavor. Pretty much as expected.

2.2
pleispleis (91) - 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
radassace (298) - 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.

2.5
Oiolosse (143) - Granada, SPAIN - MAY 24, 2017
Aromas de malta y maíz. Color oro pálido, con cabeza blanca, algo de persistencia y no lazada. Cuerpo ligero y carbonatación animada. El sabor es malta, reminiscencias metálicas. Lager normal, fresca. Nada extraordinario.

2.8
saintbase (705) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - MAY 18, 2017
Greetings from Bydgoszcz, Poland to all Beer Geeks and Hopheads around the world!

3.2
gripweed57 (2302) - 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
Acaro (170) - 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
60minuteman (1680) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2017
Can from Hotel Mystays vending in Akasaka. Clean, sweet, some sharp hops in there somewhere. Pretty dece.


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