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Kirin Tanrei - Kirin Brewery Company, Limited

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BA SCORE
66
poor

62 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 2.7
pDev: 22.59%
Wants: 15
Gots: 3 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Kirin Brewery Company, Limited visit their website
Japan

Style | ABV
Happoshu |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: tjd25 on 06-16-2004)
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2/5  rDev -25.9%

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1.5/5  rDev -44.4%

07-29-2014 17:20:10 | More by AMCimpi
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Japan

1.25/5  rDev -53.7%

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Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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Ohio

3.04/5  rDev +12.6%

Very clear pale yellow in color, the thin white head dies down quickly but does leave just a bit of a thin ring at the edges of the glass.
There's lots of rice in the nose, a little biscuit by way of malts, and it's husky without being very dry. It does run semi-dry, particularly as the vaguest note of grass comes in. Some grains run through and some fruit notes I assume are esters, darker but with something less sweet and more crisp like pear that hasn't ripened yet.
It's a little pale on the tongue, yes, but that's the style. There's a bit more of a twang in the taste, tart green apple skins and a bit of lemon zest. The rice is used well in this brew, integrating a soft flavor that doesn't put down the strongest foundation to put much on, but works for a very light brew.
It's a light body for sure, and runs a touch thin, but I have to assume that, since it holds up a good crispness, keeps pretty clean and without any grainy astringency, and has at least a modicum of smoothness, it's pretty good for the style though not overall.

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Massachusetts

2.25/5  rDev -16.7%

07-14-2014 09:48:15 | More by BigCheese
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Kentucky

2.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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United Kingdom (England)

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New York

2.73/5  rDev +1.1%

A: The beer is clear light yellow in color and has a slight amount of carbonation. It poured with a short white head that died down, leaving wispy patterns of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas that resemble skunk are present in the nose—I'm not sure if these are from the sweet potatoes because it doesn't taste like rice or corn.
T: The taste mostly follows the smell and tastes a little skunky, but is a different type of skunk than one you would associate with a beer that comes from a green bottle and is more subtle.
M: It feels light-bodied and clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer seems a lot like an American Adjunct Lager, but doesn't have much of the adjunct flavors that you would normally expect in the taste and aftertaste.

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New York

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2.46/5  rDev -8.9%

Yay, another Japanese beer to review. Poured from an 11.2 oz. can. Has a pale yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is virtually nothing, a faint hint of malts. Taste is light, bland and boring. Some malts, an unusual aftertaste. Feels light in the mouth and overall is not an enjoyable beer.

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Kansas

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Kirin Tanrei from Kirin Brewery Company, Limited
66 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.