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Kirin Tanrei Green Label - Kirin Brewery Company, Limited

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Kirin Tanrei Green LabelKirin Tanrei Green Label

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9 Ratings
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Ratings: 9
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 2.23
pDev: 20.18%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kirin Brewery Company, Limited visit their website
Japan

Style | ABV
Happoshu |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Naerhu on 08-07-2003)
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Reviews by davidchollar:
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davidchollar

Washington

1.68/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

it is truly remarkable how many different brands of happoshu you can find at every store in japan. there are so many, i've been here for three years - always trying every beer and beer-like beverage i see - but i'll never get them all because they always make new ones.

clear and extra pale, ginger ale sounds and a pathetic head. there's a tiny, thin white circle around the glass that, i guess, used to be the head ten seconds ago. two or three bubbles float up every once in a while. oh yeah, there it is. it has that unmistable near-beer smell. unappatizing.

this near-beer makes my teeth and gums hurt. it's gross, but not in a memorable, draft one or asahi blue way.
avoid.

Serving type: can

05-30-2006 14:04:36 | More by davidchollar
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endless1408

United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev +34.5%

06-05-2014 15:43:24 | More by endless1408
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warpedrevolution

Washington

1.5/5  rDev -32.7%

03-23-2014 08:58:51 | More by warpedrevolution
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dubmax

Kansas

2.5/5  rDev +12.1%

07-04-2013 12:47:57 | More by dubmax
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tone77

Pennsylvania

2.63/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I don't know why it's listed as retired. Is not hard to find in Tokyo. Poured from an 11.2 oz. can. Has a light golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, a light touch of malts. taste is weak, bland, some very light malts, greatly lacking in flavor. Feels light in the mouth and overall is nothing worth seeking out.

Serving type: can

06-21-2013 04:21:34 | More by tone77
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Poupae

Thailand

2.25/5  rDev +0.9%

03-31-2013 08:57:38 | More by Poupae
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JohnQVD

New York

2/5  rDev -10.3%

06-03-2012 16:36:38 | More by JohnQVD
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Naerhu

Japan

2.08/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Can states proudly, 70% less sugars
Ingredients: Malt, hop, barley, sugars and yeast extract.
Less than 25% malt by volume (which means they pay little tax on this product).

I really have to reach to describe what this tastes like. At first I thought it was made entirely of rice husks, but to my dismay and shock this is made with no rice additives. This must be the only beer in Japan that is not. Considering this is made with less than 25% malt, and probably not much barley, this beer must be the taste of fermented "sugars". Now, I believe this beer is 70% sugars, which includes carbohydrates, so it must be fermented from simple sugars. (?).

This beer was so boring, I wouldn't even finish the can if served by a super-model.

Serving type: can

03-06-2004 07:09:01 | More by Naerhu
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donnebaby

North Carolina

2.45/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 4

This beer looks very good, but as a light Japanese beer, it is indeed light and lacking in what one expects of one's beer. However, it's a nice golden, sunflower color, and it is extraordinarily easy to drink. Not bad for a light "happoshu". The green label also makes me happy.

Serving type: can

12-23-2003 10:11:21 | More by donnebaby
Kirin Tanrei Green Label from Kirin Brewery Company, Limited
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