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

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RATINGS: 1674   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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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
foyle (425) - Wyoming, USA - APR 13, 2014
Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass. Appearance: pours a 1+" white head which quickly recedes with little to no lacing. Color is clear pale straw with moderate streaming carbonation. Aroma: yeasty bread dough, lightly toasted barley malt and some grassy/herbal hop. Mouthfeel: light and slick with a quite dry finish. Flavor: cracker, sweet barley malt, grassiness, bitter herbs. Overall: a decent and enjoyable lager, but not outstanding.


2.9
Gary (2054) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2017
500ml bottle:In aBlue Moon half pint : A good badly-made Asian lager . This would lift with karaoke or after Kung Fu fighting . You can taste Mr Miyagi on the crisp finish .

2.4
Tide (4222) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 7, 2017
Can from supermarket in Seoul. Golden color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, toast, malts and grass. Bitter finish with citrus, toast, malts and grass. Basic bulk lager.

2
MarcinG (975) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2017
Butelka 500ml. Jasnozloty,slomiany kolor. Piana biala srednia,bardzo sztuczna,opada szybko. Ziarniste posmaki ,troche slodow,troche kukurydzy..lekki mokry karton

2.9
bdleedahl (594) - , Saskatchewan, CANADA - OCT 3, 2017
Predictably there's not much to this beer. However it's not too bad for the style. Bottle in berkeley. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2
tiong (7516) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2017
Draught @ some restaurant in Shinjuku. Quite generic, slightly earthy and grainy lager.

1.5
Tessic (1193) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2017
This one poured a light amber colour with a big foamy head. Little lacing. Scents include stainless steel, light vinegar and antiques. First swig was very thin with flavours of apple juice and dank basement. Finish is lightly apples and tea.

2.9
Banzale (353) - 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

2.8
p0urmeac0ld0ne (200) - 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.

2.7
Piepenhenrich (1198) - 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.

4.1
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.


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