Kirin Classic Lager | Kirin Brewery Company, Limited

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Kirin Brewery Company, Limited
Japan
kirin.co.jp

Style: Japanese Rice Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Naerhu on 02-29-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
59
Reviews:
8
Avg:
2.72
pDev:
22.79%
 
 
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2
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2.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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1.75/5  rDev -35.7%

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1/5  rDev -63.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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2/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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3.25/5  rDev +19.5%

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3/5  rDev +10.3%

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2.74/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

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2/5  rDev -26.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +37.9%

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3/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.25/5  rDev +19.5%

Photo of misternebbie
3.32/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

basic rice based beer like with seafood or on a very hot day

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1.5/5  rDev -44.9%

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3.25/5  rDev +19.5%

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2.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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2.7/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

330ml bottle served in a Lager glass.Enjoyed in 1995.
Pours light golden in color. Brief white crown.Smells like a regular light lager,floral hints.Slightly sweet at first sip comes grainy,dry rice flavor.Light body,medium/heavy carbonation.Quite bland.

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2.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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2.36/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Ingredients: malt, hops, rice, corn, starch.

Big rocky white head that lasts to the bottom of the glass. Hazy yellow body. Very spicy hop aroma for a Japanese lager with plain pale malt background. Quite more aromatic than the Ichiban Shibori.
Plain pale malt body flavor with rough bitterness.
A bit of harshness on an otherwise insipid beer.

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2.4/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: I'm tired of trying to come up with new adjectives or similes to differentiate between these cookie-cutter Japanese lagers. It's clear and yellow and that's all you need to know.

Smell: Light herbal-lemony hops and weak, sugary, fruity malts/adjuncts. Clean and bland.

Taste: I didn't know carbonated lemon dish soap came in cans now.

Mouthfeel: Frothy and spritzy and slick and syrupy.

Drinkability: Oh, how I tire of these fizzy, yellow beers. Even so, this one is pretty well put-together and largely inoffensive. More chuggable than drinkable.

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3/5  rDev +10.3%

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3/5  rDev +10.3%

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2.51/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

A pretty good-looking cream foam head on this beer that reminds of a boiling mud pit. The smell is worty and fairly unappetizing, although strong.

The taste has a bizarre chemical/processed/sour mineral element mixed in with an otherwise not too bad taste, positive on the hops, big on grain flavor. A big, stranglehold carbonation sensation that was pretty awesome.

They're copying off Sapporo I believe with the "classic" idea--from Sapporo's "classic" beer offering.

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2/5  rDev -26.5%

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Kirin Classic Lager from Kirin Brewery Company, Limited
2.72 out of 5 based on 59 ratings.
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