1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Nippon Premium - Kirin Brewery Company, Limited

Not Rated.
Nippon PremiumNippon Premium

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
-
no score

2 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 2
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.15
pDev: 2.54%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kirin Brewery Company, Limited visit their website
Japan

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: roblowther on 04-08-2008)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 2 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by saztheorybook:
Photo of saztheorybook
3.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer is clearly an answer to the award-winning The Premium Malts, which is entirely underrated.

Like other Japanese beers, the head did not retain, but for as long as it lasted it was a beautiful golden amber color. The smell was a little tart and the malty flavor (it advertises itself as malty) doesn't kick in until way later. It is obviously quality, and the dynamism of flavor is to be admired.

Honestly, it attempts to be a high-class lager and just ends up something that you wouldn't want to drink a whole sixer of.

saztheorybook, Oct 03, 2008
More User Reviews:
Photo of roblowther
3.23/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Golden in color, with no head or lacing. The smell is smoke & honey. The taste is malty, smooth, and a touch smoky. The mouthfeel is slick with a light carbonation. Drinkability is good, as it is a light flavor and very mild. All in all a drinkable & likable beer.

roblowther, Apr 08, 2008
Nippon Premium from Kirin Brewery Company, Limited
- out of 100 based on 2 ratings.