Kirin The Gold | Kirin Brewery Company, Limited

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Brewed by:
Kirin Brewery Company, Limited
Japan | website

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by soulgrowl on 07-04-2007

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Reviews:
3
Ratings:
3
Avg:
3.37
pDev:
5.93%
 
 
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Photo of SargeC
3.3/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Moderate gold colored brew with a light, white head.

Smell: Light hop aroma, touch of malt.

Taste: Flavor starts with a kiss of hops along with a decent malt backbone. Smooth, bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Light-medium body. Decent consistency for a brew in this style.

Drinkablity: A tasty brew that is easy to enjoy.

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Photo of wardough
3.17/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Found it in a convience store during a late night run. Pours a light gold into my glass. Looks too light for this style. Smells of cereal with a light floral scent. Taste is very light on the palate. Not much taste and then a bright hoppy ending. Mouthfeel is light with little carbonation. Drinkability is the best part of this beer, as it goes down extremely well. A great session beer during the week. I would buy this beer again, but just for enjoying while doing some work at the hotel.

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Photo of soulgrowl
3.64/5  rDev +8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: Very pale golden straw, with a full, easy-going white head that retains poorly.

Smell: Fresh, sweet grain reminiscent of brewery tours, with light caramel notes and an understated but snappy and floral hop profile.

Taste: Initially thin and boring on the palate, but mid-sip a pleasant rush of hops comes through with a crisp, firm, resinous and kinda soapy bitterness. Malts are quite subdued, lending only a vaguely bready sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Thin, and kinda under-carbonated. Effervescent only mid-sip, lending a nice boost the hops. Otherwise, this is sort of flat and sort of lame.

Drinkability: Well, it's not a terribly exciting beer, but it's not bad at all. And as one of the cheaper all-malt lagers at the conbini, I'll probably be returning to this one. Nice work, Kirin... but your fukkoku lagers were better!

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Kirin The Gold from Kirin Brewery Company, Limited
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