Kirin Light Beer
Kirin Brewery Company, Limited

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From:
Kirin Brewery Company, Limited
 
Japan
Style:
Lager - Light
Ranked #123
ABV:
3.2%
Score:
57
Ranked #30,024
Avg:
2.28 | pDev: 26.75%
Ratings:
216
Status:
Active
Rated:
Mar 02, 2022
Added:
Aug 05, 2002
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  42
SCORE
57
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2.9 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Mar 02, 2022
 
3 by Gkruszewski from New York on Jan 03, 2022
 
2.38 by HarlotBronte from District of Columbia on Dec 24, 2021
 
3.59 by NastyNorseman from New York on Aug 26, 2021
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4.74/5  rDev +107.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75
by BB8Bbbeer from Florida

Beer lovers will not be taking home any gold medals for how many people have watched the Tokyo Beer Games so far.

In several major markets around the world, the Beer audience has fallen since 2016, as beer drinking becomes more fragmented and drinkers drink in Japan when audiences are mostly asleep in the United States and Europe.

While data from the opening beer ceremony and first few nights of beer events indicate that the Kirin Light is the least drank Beer in recent history across Europe and in the United States. However, drinking Kirin Light is up in Australia and Japan.

Comparisons with previous beer reviews are imperfect given the different times zones, the COVID pandemic and fewer beer options in the past but an upward trend is clear.

Aug 01, 2021
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4.07/5  rDev +78.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4
by BeerByBelle from Florida

The caramel color looks pleasant, but lacks carbonation, making the pour a little underwhelming. Though it is light and isn’t hoppy, it has more flavor than many other light beers. I would definitely drink it again.

Aug 01, 2021
 
2.5 by mamaraza from Texas on May 01, 2021
 
2 by RiceOwls27 from Texas on Apr 16, 2020
 
2.02 by PatrickCT from Connecticut on Mar 17, 2020
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2.75/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
by Nass from Florida

The pour is hay colored. The taste is watery, malty, gulpable, rice, & some sweetness to round it out. I agree that this a bland beer but hey it's only 95 calories. This is an easier drinking Kirin Ichiban Lager beer, sorry but 3.2% abv is really low btw. Cheers! C

Nov 22, 2019
 
3.45 by Wasted_Youth from Indiana on Oct 27, 2019
 
3.4 by bankboy66 from New Jersey on Sep 28, 2019
 
1.81 by M_chav from New Mexico on Jun 29, 2019
 
3.13 by SaveWaterDrinkBeers from Maine on Apr 23, 2019
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1.75/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75
by Troy-Hawaii from Hawaii

Bought a 6-pack bottles $6.29 Don Quijote
Made in USA. Will update if I get a Japan made one.
Light clear golden color
Light mouthfeel
Medium-light carbonation
Light malt flavors, a tinge of bitterness
Overall it is light in every way, including flavor. Wouldn't buy again unless its the made in Japan version to see if it is different.

Apr 19, 2019
 
2 by smartassboiler from Illinois on Mar 13, 2019
 
2.99 by jesuschrist666 from Oklahoma on Feb 01, 2019
 
2.33 by edthehead from New York on Oct 30, 2018
 
2.5 by paulish from New York on Sep 26, 2018
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1.8/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75
by EMH73 from New York

This beer was given to me free at a sushi bar. Pours a clear light yellow with a one inch, poorly retained white head that left very little lacing. Smells like lightly malted water. Tastes pretty much the same as it smells, with some notes of grain. Light bodied watery mouth feel, moderate carbonation. Another example of a poor light beer.

Jun 03, 2018
 
3 by MarioH from Texas on Feb 15, 2018
 
2.75 by R11415 from New York on Dec 27, 2017
 
1.5 by dwarren1969 from Tennessee on Aug 27, 2017
 
1.64 by UCLABrewN84 from California on Aug 17, 2017
 
2.02 by rfgetz from New Jersey on Jul 05, 2017
 
2.64 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois on Jun 15, 2017
 
1.49 by fthegiants from California on May 03, 2017
 
2.5 by Marvicsin from California on Jan 08, 2017
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2.14/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25
by mmmbeer89 from New Mexico

light, watery, coppery, not a whole lot of flavor comes thru. A hint of some grain in the smell but nothing else really, Basically what i expected it to be.

Dec 29, 2016
 
2.07 by Can_has_beer from Texas on Dec 04, 2016
 
3 by BrewskiBrandon from Missouri on Oct 05, 2016
 
2.13 by EdTheEdge from California on Aug 28, 2016
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1.59/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5
by ordybill from Georgia

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. This beer literally looks like a glass of water with sudsy white head. The smell is slightly more aromatic than tap water. It did go pretty well with my cigar (due to the lack of flavor).

Jun 19, 2016
 
2.35 by Squire from Mississippi on May 22, 2016
 
3.5 by Shradical from Virginia on May 18, 2016
 
2.61 by Biggiekrock627 from Maryland on Apr 03, 2016
 
2.18 by bb-magic from Florida on Feb 20, 2016
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2.19/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25
by rodbeermunch from Nevada

Super light yellow pour, thin white head without anything in the lacing/retention/ department. Aroma was mild and absent.

Taste was also mild and absent, must be a fan of water to recommend this to someone. If you like craft beer they're probably just dicking with you. Over carbonated, amps the long boil hops creating far more bitterness in a watery beer than you'd hope.

I guess there's no off flavors, it has that going for it.

Jan 26, 2016
 
2.51 by cmbeddoe7997 from Texas on Dec 25, 2015
Kirin Light Beer from Kirin Brewery Company, Limited
Beer rating: 57 out of 100 with 216 ratings