Kirin Light Beer | Kirin Brewery Company, Limited

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59
awful
191 Ratings
THE BROS
47
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Kirin Light BeerKirin Light Beer
BEER INFO

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

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Jason on 08-05-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
191
Reviews:
63
Avg:
2.21
pDev:
25.79%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
40
For Trade:
0
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2.02/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of bschmidt_37
2.64/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of fthegiants
1.49/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Marvicsin
2.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of mmmbeer89
2.14/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

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.

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Photo of Can_has_beer
2.07/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
3/5  rDev +35.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of EdTheEdge
2.13/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of ordybill
1.59/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

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).

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Photo of Squire123
2.35/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Shradical
3.5/5  rDev +58.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Biggiekrock627
2.61/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of bwbetts
2.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
2.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

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.

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Photo of cmbeddoe7997
2.51/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of CalebM
1.58/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Photo of BEER88
2/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of vabeerguy
2.29/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

In the interest of transparency, I am not much of a light beer drinker lately but have tried a number of them. Poured this one from a bottle into a nonic pint glass. Color is a pale yellow. No head unless you do a quick straight pour. My wife says it tastes skunky like a Corona light (back in the day I used to drink these so I know what she means). There is a subtle taste of banana which I suppose is somewhat of a redeeming quality. This beer is definitely not in the same league as a Sam Adams light but is better than many other light beers on the market.

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Photo of smithj4
2.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of trytoketchup
3/5  rDev +35.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of VABA
2/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.06/5  rDev +38.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Dodt
1.74/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.75

Photo of DuffDaddy
2.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Sneaked a 12 oz. bottle at Beard's 40th birthday party. Not much too this beer...very light tasting lager with hardly any flavor. Nothing to object to, but nothing to like either.

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Photo of Ryancthomas7
1.54/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

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Kirin Light Beer from Kirin Brewery Company, Limited
2.21 out of 5 based on 191 ratings.
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