Kirin Tanrei | Kirin Brewery Company, Limited

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2.73/5
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79 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Japanese Happoshu

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by tjd25 on 06-16-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,827
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
79
pDev:
22.34%
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
8
Trade:
0
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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
2.96/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Obtained via trade from the very generous BA member, Harrison8.
Poured from what looks to be a 12oz (maybe 11.2oz) can into glass. Mostly Japanese language information on the can. The most English displayed is this slogan, "Sheer refreshment! Open up the smooth taste that goes perfectly with good times.". This is the white colored can with the gold bands and mythical figure. Bottom of can is stamped, which looks to be a canning date in '2018.08', with a best by date of '2019.04'.
Clear, straw colored body. About one finger of white, bubbly head upon pouring, which recedes back to thin cap. Leaves behind some spot patterns of lacing.
Faint aroma of grain used in the brewing.
Taste is of a grain malt, but much different from a barley malt. To me it tastes like sorghum would taste if brewed. Kind of sweet. Thin taste profile that does not last long.
Thin mouth feel. Good carbonation. Very easy to drink and provides some refreshment.
I have been trying to figure out how to obtain a Happoshu beer, to check the beer style. The trade opportunity with Harrison8 appeared, and he was gracious enough to hear my entreaty. The real joy is in getting to drink a Happoshu style beer, but the beer itself is okay, and certainly not terrible.

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Photo of alexsergio
3.49/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Harrison8
3.51/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours yellow with a finger of foamy head. Head retains fairly well, with a thin veil of foam remaining for a long while. Aroma is very dry and condense, hitting notes of pilsner, bread, sweet potato and light cleaner vibe. Flavor profile is pilsner, bread, and caramel malts through and through. It lightly sweetens at the finish, landing more in caramel and yeast ester territory. It has a finish similar to a standard lager. Mouth feel is slightly fuzzy, giving it a light velvety texture that combines well with the light effervescence. It has a medium thickness. Overall, a refreshing take on the style. It drinks like a pretty standard lager.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 16oz equivalent can.

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Photo of VABA
2.75/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

i tried this at a Lotte store with lunch. The beer was nondescript but it went well with the BibimBap as it was light in alcohol and was decently carbonated.

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2.99/5  rDev +9.5%
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2.03/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

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1.24/5  rDev -54.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

goes with sushi I guess?

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2.5/5  rDev -8.4%
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Kirin Tanrei from Kirin Brewery Company, Limited
Beer rating: 2.73 out of 5 with 79 ratings