Kirin Tanrei | Kirin Brewery Company, Limited

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2.71/5
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76 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: 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:
#46,433
Reviews:
36
Ratings:
76
pDev:
22.51%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
8
Trade:
0
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Photo of VABA
2.75/5  rDev +1.5%
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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2/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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2.64/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

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3/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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2.99/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LakerLeith
2.03/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of TNeedles
1.24/5  rDev -54.2%
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 -7.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of MisterKilderkin
2.59/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Iamjeff6
2.75/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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3.21/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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4.56/5  rDev +68.3%

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2/5  rDev -26.2%

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2.75/5  rDev +1.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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2.75/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.08/5  rDev +13.7%

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2/5  rDev -26.2%

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3/5  rDev +10.7%

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1.5/5  rDev -44.6%

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2.75/5  rDev +1.5%

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2.25/5  rDev -17%

Photo of Brenden
3.05/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very clear pale yellow in color, the thin white head dies down quickly but does leave just a bit of a thin ring at the edges of the glass.
There's lots of rice in the nose, a little biscuit by way of malts, and it's husky without being very dry. It does run semi-dry, particularly as the vaguest note of grass comes in. Some grains run through and some fruit notes I assume are esters, darker but with something less sweet and more crisp like pear that hasn't ripened yet.
It's a little pale on the tongue, yes, but that's the style. There's a bit more of a twang in the taste, tart green apple skins and a bit of lemon zest. The rice is used well in this brew, integrating a soft flavor that doesn't put down the strongest foundation to put much on, but works for a very light brew.
It's a light body for sure, and runs a touch thin, but I have to assume that, since it holds up a good crispness, keeps pretty clean and without any grainy astringency, and has at least a modicum of smoothness, it's pretty good for the style though not overall.

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2.25/5  rDev -17%

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2.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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Kirin Tanrei from Kirin Brewery Company, Limited
Beer rating: 2.71 out of 5 with 76 ratings