overall
1
17
style
Brewed by Kirin Brewery Company
Style: Pale Lager
Tokyo, Japan

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 162   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.78/5   EST. CALORIES: 99   ABV: 3.31%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
With just 95 calories and full-flavor, Kirin Light is one of the few great world-class Lights.
Canadian barley malt, Czech hops, rich amber color.

Editors 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."

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5


gregwilsonstl's rating

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
gregwilsonstl (2416) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 17, 2012
Clear light gold, Fizzy head. Smells like urine, tastes like corn. Pretty poor excuse for a beer.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gripweed57 (2159) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2017
From old tasting notes. Light yellow gold color. Bubbly white head. Faint malt nose is grainy and sweet. Light zesty malt flavor upfront. A wisp of dry hops in finish. Not good, but OK for a light beer.

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
anders37 (25814) - Malm, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2017
Bottle. Pours a golden yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty grainy cardboard aroma. Fruity malty grainy bitter flavor. Has a fruity malty grainy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Obfuscate (563) - Minneapolis, - JAN 16, 2017
For a light pale lager its pretty good. Sampled from a 12 oz bottle. Drinks easy, obviously watery but some beer flavor in there. Better than Bud light.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
geologyguy (1564) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2017
Faintest hint of malt smell, taste is smooth, great carbonation and light maltiness...Flavor is light too....Good to drink a million...and inakaya with Megan, Ann and with Gabby 2017

1.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
weitz15 (577) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 7, 2017
Light gold pour. Watered down flavor, mild grains, no hops present. Easy finish. Would stand out with either a rice or grain addition.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GenDV138 (7066) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2016
12 oz bottle at Benihana in Dulles/Sterling, VA. Clear golden straw yellow with off-white head. Aromas of corn, wheat, malt. Same on the taste. Light body with a dry finish. Decent with some Japanese cuisine.

1.2
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
solidfunk (8676) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 4, 2016
Quite foul. Stingy fake grain taste. Some chemicals. Tangy weird aftertaste. Bottle at Asian karaoke place in Washingtons so-called chinatown.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Quick3Beers (1176) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 4, 2016
Pours a pale straw from a bottle, aroma of banana, corn, flavor is sweet corn. Served nice and cold, so I feel like Im rating it higher because of that. Not a great beer.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Gerbeer (3593) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 30, 2016
12 oz bottle. Pours a hay color with full head of big bubbles. Aromas of light corn and rice. Flavors same with additional papery and perfumes notes. Watery beer water.

1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
ffbot (413) - Oakland, California, USA - JUL 25, 2016
Dropped the bottle and shook it up so its all head, the smell is watery and thin. The taste is also watery and with a mild grainy whatever presence. Average for a light beer


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 17
Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5