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Kirin Light Beer - Kirin Brewery Company, Limited

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Kirin Light BeerKirin Light Beer

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BA SCORE
56
awful

124 Ratings
THE BROS
46
awful

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Ratings: 124
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 2.23
pDev: 26.91%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kirin Brewery Company, Limited visit their website
Japan

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 08-05-2002)
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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev +57%

10-17-2012 03:14:40 | More by t0rin0
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GMB

Japan

2/5  rDev -10.3%

09-18-2012 23:29:09 | More by GMB
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MrGaughran


1.5/5  rDev -32.7%

06-27-2012 02:41:31 | More by MrGaughran
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

2.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a crystal clear pale yellow in color with moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a half finger tall fizzy bright white head that quickly reduces to nothing. Minimal lacing is observed.

S: Light aromas of grain and rice adjunct malts.

T: Slightly sweet with flavors of the rice and grain adjunct malts. Some light amounts of bitterness in the finish.

M: Light bodied with heavy amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin.

O: Very easy to drink and very sessionable. This is probably one of the less offensive light lagers as it at least still has some taste to it. Would not be on the top of the list of beers to have again.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2012 03:31:51 | More by dbrauneis
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bspain5

New York

2.75/5  rDev +23.3%

06-07-2012 03:26:24 | More by bspain5
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crisis44

New York

1/5  rDev -55.2%

06-01-2012 22:57:18 | More by crisis44
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Hopmodium

Washington

2.25/5  rDev +0.9%

05-25-2012 00:30:22 | More by Hopmodium
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Mermaidhunter


1.75/5  rDev -21.5%

05-24-2012 13:41:08 | More by Mermaidhunter
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stan66


2.9/5  rDev +30%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy tone on my glass, head minum retention, almost non existent. carbonation low. Taste is a little weak with notable touch of hops. barley not too present. A pleasant light beer. Would prefer this beer over other light beer as coors or miller.

I am not sure if I will try this once again. Too pricey here.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2012 18:37:56 | More by stan66
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RespetoCerveza101

Florida

2/5  rDev -10.3%

04-19-2012 22:40:16 | More by RespetoCerveza101
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SocalKicks

California

2.5/5  rDev +12.1%

03-16-2012 05:59:20 | More by SocalKicks
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tone77

Pennsylvania

2.15/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a brown 22 oz. bottle. Has a very pale yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, a touch of corn. Taste is downright weak, maybe a hint of malt, very water like. Feels light in the mouth and overall was lacking in flavor, even for this style.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2012 03:55:41 | More by tone77
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Zachtheporter

Wisconsin

1/5  rDev -55.2%

03-02-2012 03:53:27 | More by Zachtheporter
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hockenbeer

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev +34.5%

02-29-2012 02:10:24 | More by hockenbeer
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tfsimpkins

Florida

2/5  rDev -10.3%

02-10-2012 18:23:21 | More by tfsimpkins
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LJWalker

Alabama

2.5/5  rDev +12.1%

02-06-2012 17:01:05 | More by LJWalker
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bigwilliez13

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -55.2%

01-22-2012 16:36:35 | More by bigwilliez13
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

2.13/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Had these at an overpriced dinner for the quality with a borderline crazy chick. They had a similarity of appearing light and ditzy. Aroma wasn't offensive, very mild and bland of medicinal corn notes.

Really wasn't much to speak of, lots of water, more bitterness than it should have given the lack of much substance to the beer. Prickly carbonation. Pretty clean overall except the bitterness, must be a decent use of rice to this beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2011 04:06:20 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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kjkinsey

Texas

2/5  rDev -10.3%

12-19-2011 21:11:58 | More by kjkinsey
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

2.6/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I was down in Baltimore this past weekend, visiting a college chum and attending the annual Brewers' Art Mid-Atlantic Holiday Gathering. I took Amtrak to Penn Station and then began walking south to The Brewers Art when I passed Aloha Liquors, a little store that never fails to have something new and unusual available, prompting me to stop in. I scored a 22-ounce bomber of this, as well as some Korean gems that are sure to be just as good.

My initial pour netted me two-plus fingers of foamy, bone-white head with extremely limited retention. Hey, I realize that I am not the handsomest of guys, but do you have to take off so quickly? Color was a pale lemon-yellow with NE-quality clarity. I have urinated darker water than this. Nose had a faint lager/corn adjunct sweetness, but it was all pretty mild. Mouthfeel was thin and watery with only the barest of taste in the mouth. I am glad it was nearing my bedtime as this was a major snooze-a-thon. Holy boring, Batman! Finish was equally band and ho-hum, making for a less-than-scintillating experience. That said, I do not feel that I should dun it too badly. I knew what I was buying, but I had never seen it before, either in CAN or bottle, and I have certainly had much worse, including from the style. Hey, it beats a cup of tea before retirement, I promise you. Don't avoid it if it is one of the few options open to you - it could be the lesser of several evils.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2011 02:02:08 | More by woodychandler
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

2/5  rDev -10.3%

12-06-2011 18:15:15 | More by Rochefort10nh
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ROGUE16

Delaware

2/5  rDev -10.3%

12-05-2011 20:21:01 | More by ROGUE16
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kfourte

New York

3/5  rDev +34.5%

12-04-2011 09:39:51 | More by kfourte
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codynevels

California

2/5  rDev -10.3%

11-18-2011 01:51:41 | More by codynevels
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nickfl

Florida

3/5  rDev +34.5%

11-16-2011 06:02:48 | More by nickfl
Kirin Light Beer from Kirin Brewery Company, Limited
56 out of 100 based on 124 ratings.