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Kirin Lager - Kirin Brewery Company, Limited

Not Rated.
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BA SCORE
57
awful

176 Ratings
THE BROS
50
awful

(view ratings)
Ratings: 176
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 2.28
pDev: 24.56%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kirin Brewery Company, Limited visit their website
Japan

Style | ABV
Japanese Rice Lager |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Naerhu on 03-10-2001)
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Reviews by Finite:
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Finite

Australia

2.15/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Overall very light and clean.

So watery its I found myself double taking a few times that it wasnt really water.

Not much really to say other than its very easy to drink. Aroma and Taste is non-existant. Very simple rice lager. Washed down a meal I guess but really for $7 a bottle you need to offer a bit more than that.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2009 05:09:53 | More by Finite
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Kirin Lager from Kirin Brewery Company, Limited
57 out of 100 based on 176 ratings.