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


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RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.78/5   EST. CALORIES: 99   ABV: 3.31%
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.

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 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
gregwilsonstl (2612) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 17, 2012
Clear light gold, Fizzy head. Smells like urine, tastes like corn. Pretty poor excuse for a beer.

gripweed57 (2805) - 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.

anders37 (26878) - Malmö, 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.

Obfuscate (593) - Minneapolis, - JAN 16, 2017
For a light pale lager it’s pretty good. Sampled from a 12 oz bottle. Drinks easy, obviously watery but some beer flavor in there. Better than Bud light.

geologyguy (1651) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 6, 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 X2 mostly carbonated water but smooth and decent taste...very simple beer

weitz15 (593) - 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.

GenDV138 (7579) - 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.

solidfunk (9366) - 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 Washington’s so-called chinatown.

Quick3Beers (1362) - 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 I’m rating it higher because of that. Not a great beer.

Gerbeer (3897) - 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.

ffbot (433) - 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

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