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Kirin Classic Lager - Kirin Brewery Company, Limited

Not Rated.
Kirin Classic LagerKirin Classic Lager

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BA SCORE
70
okay

43 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 43
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 2.89
pDev: 20.42%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kirin Brewery Company, Limited visit their website
Japan

Style | ABV
Japanese Rice Lager |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Naerhu on 02-29-2004)
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spycow

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -13.5%

03-08-2013 00:55:17 | More by spycow
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

1.75/5  rDev -39.4%

07-02-2013 01:49:50 | More by ygtbsm94
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

1/5  rDev -65.4%

12-22-2012 14:56:41 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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Griffith

Connecticut

3/5  rDev +3.8%

02-02-2012 02:19:53 | More by Griffith
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tommy5

Michigan

2.25/5  rDev -22.1%

09-13-2013 11:32:39 | More by tommy5
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev +3.8%

11-15-2011 00:45:21 | More by justintcoons
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GONZALOYANNA

Spain

2.73/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

330ml bottle served in a Lager glass.Enjoyed in 1995.
Pours light golden in color. Brief white crown.Smells like a regular light lager,floral hints.Slightly sweet at first sip comes grainy,dry rice flavor.Light body,medium/heavy carbonation.Quite bland.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2011 01:33:35 | More by GONZALOYANNA
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dgherm

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -4.8%

01-27-2013 12:18:20 | More by dgherm
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Naerhu

Japan

2.3/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Ingredients: malt, hops, rice, corn, starch.

Big rocky white head that lasts to the bottom of the glass. Hazy yellow body. Very spicy hop aroma for a Japanese lager with plain pale malt background. Quite more aromatic than the Ichiban Shibori.
Plain pale malt body flavor with rough bitterness.
A bit of harshness on an otherwise insipid beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-29-2004 11:20:07 | More by Naerhu
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laxer8811

New York

3/5  rDev +3.8%

08-18-2013 15:16:45 | More by laxer8811
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soulgrowl

United Kingdom (England)

2.33/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: I'm tired of trying to come up with new adjectives or similes to differentiate between these cookie-cutter Japanese lagers. It's clear and yellow and that's all you need to know.

Smell: Light herbal-lemony hops and weak, sugary, fruity malts/adjuncts. Clean and bland.

Taste: I didn't know carbonated lemon dish soap came in cans now.

Mouthfeel: Frothy and spritzy and slick and syrupy.

Drinkability: Oh, how I tire of these fizzy, yellow beers. Even so, this one is pretty well put-together and largely inoffensive. More chuggable than drinkable.

Serving type: can

10-22-2006 08:32:24 | More by soulgrowl
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johntfox

Florida

3/5  rDev +3.8%

05-21-2013 01:50:10 | More by johntfox
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EBeckett3

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -4.8%

08-10-2013 03:11:34 | More by EBeckett3
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Nunya

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +29.8%

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Norseman

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +12.5%

05-28-2013 06:01:11 | More by Norseman
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donnebaby

North Carolina

2.55/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

A pretty good-looking cream foam head on this beer that reminds of a boiling mud pit. The smell is worty and fairly unappetizing, although strong.

The taste has a bizarre chemical/processed/sour mineral element mixed in with an otherwise not too bad taste, positive on the hops, big on grain flavor. A big, stranglehold carbonation sensation that was pretty awesome.

They're copying off Sapporo I believe with the "classic" idea--from Sapporo's "classic" beer offering.

Serving type: can

04-09-2004 14:08:54 | More by donnebaby
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Amp

Oklahoma

2.75/5  rDev -4.8%

06-04-2013 01:29:12 | More by Amp
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davidwhatshisnam

New York

2/5  rDev -30.8%

06-19-2014 21:10:12 | More by davidwhatshisnam
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pcsnyder

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +21.1%

05-10-2013 11:16:22 | More by pcsnyder
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KerryCummins1977

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +29.8%

05-16-2013 01:32:22 | More by KerryCummins1977
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Jim_DemonDeacon


3/5  rDev +3.8%

03-10-2012 20:49:39 | More by Jim_DemonDeacon
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edwardkersh

Oregon

4/5  rDev +38.4%

01-17-2012 21:24:59 | More by edwardkersh
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RHVC59

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +29.8%

10-31-2013 06:49:08 | More by RHVC59
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davidchollar

Washington

2.45/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

pours out of the beige 500ml can into a mug, looks just like every other japanese rice lager. clear, pale gold, low-medium carbontion, big fat bubbles, ugly white head that dies down soon. smells like every other japanese rice lager. adjuncts, very little hops or malts, not much to get excited about.

taste, mouthfeel and drinkability? that's right, you guessed it. very predictable and incredibly boring. but at least i have a funny line to put in this review. *ahem*... these PRETZELS are making me THIRSTY! ... thank you. you see, i already know this beer is macro fizzy crap, but i want to review it because i am trying to review as many j-beers as i can while i live in japan. so i got some pretzels to eat along with it. and you know what? not so bad. i'll give it an average drinkability score because it sure does a good job of washing down these salty beer snacks. other than that, not impressed.

the reason i'm not totally bashing kirin classic lager is because it's not so bad for the style. it's a style i will probably never get again once i move back home, but at least it's not as god awful as happoshu.

overall, not recommended.

Serving type: can

06-19-2006 10:18:30 | More by davidchollar
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DasBoot2112

North Carolina

3/5  rDev +3.8%

09-04-2013 15:43:25 | More by DasBoot2112
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Kirin Classic Lager from Kirin Brewery Company, Limited
70 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.