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Kirin Lager - Kirin Brewery Company, Limited

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BA SCORE
57
awful

182 Ratings
THE BROS
50
awful

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Ratings: 182
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 2.28
pDev: 24.56%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | 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 dali27:
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dali27

Illinois

2.03/5  rDev -11%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into bar glass.

A: Clear, very pale gold color. Thin white head.

S: Light grainy smell. Nothing much else.

T: Metallic tasting. Very watery. Not much flavor.

M: Thin, like water.

D: Easy to drink, however nothing that you would actually want to drink.

When the choice at the sushi place is Kirin or Sapporo, I'm choosing Sapporo. Or actually I think I'm choosing the iced tea. Iced tea and sushi really go great together and it tastes so much better than this.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2011 23:29:06 | More by dali27
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This might be the palest beer I've seen yet; if not, it's pretty close. Some style (Kolsch comes to mind) are quite pale but have plenty of substance, but this just looks watery. It does have some color, a white-yellow hue. The head, clean and white, is never more than foam but does keep that. It also manages very light spotting.
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Kirin Lager from Kirin Brewery Company, Limited
57 out of 100 based on 182 ratings.