Kirin Lager - Kirin Brewery Company, Limited
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 144 | Reviews: 63 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by the Alström Bros:
1.65/5 rDev -27.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5
12 oz brown long neck bottle with an A&B “Bottled On” date on the back label. Brewed by Anheuser-Busch in the US. Problematic head retention but the clarity is fine and throws a pale yellowish hue.
A “too clean” aroma of faint grain and cereal addjunk(rice).
Astringent up the ying yang with a huge drying husk flavour, not a taste that you want at all. Hops are there but placid in flavour and bitterness is very processed.
Here is my Enlgish-Haiku review:
This beer brings me pain
The taste hurts from tongue to mind
Down the drain it goes
Serving type: bottle
08-05-2002 18:31:30 | More by Jason
2.38/5 rDev +4.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Presentation: 12oz brown bottle. Label has the mythical Kirin on the front, half deer and half dragon, bringer of good fortune. Bottled on date on the back.
Appearance: Pale golden, slightly hazy with a foamy crisp white head. Falls to a thin lace with some stick.
Smell: Faint sulfur, light musty raw grain and foral aroma.
Taste: Slightly bitty, creamy mouthfeel, light body. Hop bitterness strikes first as a weak tea-like citrus flavour (lemony) with a slight raw hop flavour and twang. Malt is nearly non-existent with a light dextrin sweetness and some dry grain flavours that lend to the crispness of the brew. Finishes with residual hop rawness that coats the palate, metallic notes and some grain husk dryness.
Notes: A run of the mill lager. Certainly not impressive, but also not revolting. A very commercial example of a modern day American Lager. I must admit that it pairs extremely well with sushi -- so it's true, each beer has its time and place.
Serving type: bottle
03-10-2001 00:00:01 | More by Todd
More User Reviews:
Kirin Lager from Kirin Brewery Company, Limited
57 out of 100 based on 144 ratings.