Kirin Sparkling Hop

Formerly brewed at Kirin Brewery Company
Style: Pale Lager
Tokyo, Japan


on tap


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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 2.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
The flavor of frozen hops. (Brought back again in 2012 after a 5 year absence)

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yespr (45875) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 24, 2009
33 cL can, courtesy of faroeviking. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Dry and grassy aroma. Grassy and mild citrusy flavoured. Bitter and light body with a citric and bitter finish. Good hoppy brew.

Drake (13954) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2009
12 ounce can courtesy of Proteus93. Thanks! Pours a pale golden color with a medium fizzy head. Poor head retention and weak attempts at lacing. Aroma is a mess... grain, sweet malts, mustiness. Taste is very grain with subtle vegetal, green banana and rice. Sweet finish. Thin bodied. Very interesting and I actually find this a bit preferable than a lot of pale lagers as its more refreshing and more complex. That being said I am disinclined to try it again.

Pinball (12167) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 25, 2009
33cl can cortesy of faroeviking, thans for sharing this rare japanese. aroma of hops, good hops. otherwise sort’a macro aroma flavor is nice hoppy, yet mild. ends bitter. good beer.

deyholla (11759) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 28, 2010
Can thanks to Sean! Poured a clear pale gold with a quickly dissipating white head. Aroma had notes of corn, rice and a bit of light grain and crisp hops. Flavor was a bit sweet with rice, corn and grain. There was a bit of a pleasant crisp hop finish.

faroeviking (10988) - Citizen above universe pendejo, FAROE ISLANDS - APR 27, 2009
Can. Hoppy grassy lightly bitter aroma. Clear bit thin golden colour, white medium head. Mild pleasantly soft bitter hoppy and grassy flavour. Bit thin but pleasant. Thanks Aya!

kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 20, 2010

Date: January 03, 2010
Mode: Can
Source: Tasting, Cellar Ticker
Appearance: clear yellow, fine white head, sudsy lace
Aroma: light sweet malt aroma, light floral hops
Flavor: sweet light malt flavor, light balancing hops, hint of citrus
Overall: clean and light
Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 4/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 8/20
Rating: 2.2/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *+ /4

thebeertourist (5189) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 4, 2008
Can. Pours pale golden with a dense and thick head. The aroma is more malty than hoppy. Flavours starting malty, but decent bitterness kicks in towards the middle. Floral and grassy hop flavours. Good carbonation. Slightly above average lager beer.

Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - APR 24, 2009
Very thin and watery. No signs of hops whatsoever. Not very sparkling either. RIdiculous.

ChainGangGuy (4897) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 5, 2012
Appearance: Pours out a clear, sunny-looking yellow body with a froth, white head.

Smell: You get a thin trace of ultra faint malts. I’m waiting around for these notes of frozen hops to thaw out, but it’s just not happening.

Taste: Incredibly light, faint maltiness, a quick flash of hops and bitterness. Slight sweetish rebound, then, a dry finish. Fairly clean throughout because there’s nothing ever really going on in this one.

Mouthfeel: Thin-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Well, at least it’s clean and refreshing.

unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - JAN 8, 2010
Thanks to shp555. 12oz can with braille and dimples. Very unique packaging. Bright yellow. Nice pale malt. Very well balanced. Very light bodied. Clean refreshing flavor. So many other Pale Lagers are full of corn, box, and skunk. This is smooth and light.

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