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Kirin Tanrei - Kirin Brewery Company, Limited

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Kirin TanreiKirin Tanrei

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BA SCORE
67
poor

58 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 2.71
pDev: 22.14%
Wants: 15
Gots: 1 | 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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mrjez

Japan

1.25/5  rDev -53.9%

07-27-2014 11:14:06 | More by mrjez
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aoampm

Hawaii

2.75/5  rDev +1.5%

07-27-2014 06:17:53 | More by aoampm
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prisoner1572

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -17%

07-24-2014 16:13:13 | More by prisoner1572
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Brenden

Ohio

3.04/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: can

07-23-2014 13:11:26 | More by Brenden
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BigCheese

Massachusetts

2.25/5  rDev -17%

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

Kentucky

2.5/5  rDev -7.7%

07-12-2014 14:11:09 | More by threedaggers
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GiaLvo

Italy

2/5  rDev -26.2%

06-20-2014 14:56:49 | More by GiaLvo
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KimenTshom

California

2/5  rDev -26.2%

06-20-2014 13:33:32 | More by KimenTshom
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endless1408

United Kingdom (England)

3.25/5  rDev +19.9%

06-05-2014 15:43:02 | More by endless1408
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metter98

New York

2.73/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: can

04-26-2014 21:50:38 | More by metter98
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smithj4

New York

2.75/5  rDev +1.5%

04-26-2014 21:38:03 | More by smithj4
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ZOSO2192

New York

1.5/5  rDev -44.6%

03-30-2014 19:07:16 | More by ZOSO2192
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warpedrevolution

Washington

3/5  rDev +10.7%

03-26-2014 08:46:55 | More by warpedrevolution
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Dicers

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -7.7%

09-29-2013 05:07:20 | More by Dicers
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tommy5

Michigan

2.25/5  rDev -17%

09-13-2013 11:32:05 | More by tommy5
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

2.25/5  rDev -17%

08-18-2013 00:56:39 | More by ygtbsm94
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tone77

Pennsylvania

2.46/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: can

06-20-2013 05:51:03 | More by tone77
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Adambeerdude22

Kansas

3/5  rDev +10.7%

03-11-2013 06:08:16 | More by Adambeerdude22
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weerezboy

Washington

2.75/5  rDev +1.5%

03-06-2013 21:45:58 | More by weerezboy
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spycow

Illinois

2/5  rDev -26.2%

01-14-2013 04:47:23 | More by spycow
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.5/5  rDev +29.2%

01-09-2013 20:58:39 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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t0rin0

California

3/5  rDev +10.7%

10-17-2012 03:15:00 | More by t0rin0
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.15/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Another can smuggled in country by my sister in law, thanks Terry!
Pours a crystal clear pale golden color with a huge fluffy white head that shows moderate retention and some lace. Smells grainy and a bit sweet with malt. Smells like a PBR if you asked me. Taste is a bit sweet with a grainy malt edge, light pomme fruit, floral hops provide enough balance, but leave little flavor behind. Medium to thin body with a spirited level of carbonation and a sweet grainy mouthfeel. Very clean, nothing objectionable here, but nothing exciting either. If I had a hankering for some pale lager and I was in Japan I might reach for one of these, but its certainly nothing I would go out of my way for.

Serving type: can

02-14-2012 23:31:35 | More by johnnnniee
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EinWeizenbitte

California

2.5/5  rDev -7.7%

01-01-2012 20:48:01 | More by EinWeizenbitte
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shivtim

Georgia

1.83/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Grabbed a can of Tanrei Draft from Family Mart. It's themed to the national soccer team ("Samurai Blue"). I wasn't expecting this to be any good, but was happy to try a new style of beer.

Another clear brew. Light yellow. Small white head. Quite effervescent.
Nose is grains and aluminum.

The taste is very bland. Maybe a slight hint of malts... mostly just watery indistinct rice/corn (?) and an iron-ey tinge. Even a bit of weird ethanol burn. Really not that good, verging on bad.

Mouthfeel is OK. Slightly watery, but well carbonated.

Overall not good. To be avoided.

Serving type: can

11-24-2011 13:10:39 | More by shivtim
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Kirin Tanrei from Kirin Brewery Company, Limited
67 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.