Kirin Light Beer | Kirin Brewery Company, Limited

BA SCORE
59
awful
192 Ratings
THE BROS
47
awful
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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:
192
Reviews:
63
Avg:
2.21
pDev:
25.79%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
40
For Trade:
0
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1/5  rDev -54.8%

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1/5  rDev -54.8%

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1/5  rDev -54.8%

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1/5  rDev -54.8%

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1/5  rDev -54.8%

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1/5  rDev -54.8%

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1/5  rDev -54.8%

Photo of ViveLaChouffe
1.03/5  rDev -53.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Pours a clear gold with a quarter inch cream colored head. Dissipates quickly. No lacing at all. Smells of sweet corny malt.

Taste is really bad. Sour and unpleasant. Mineral watery in character and lightly vegetal. Mouth is watery. No crispness. Limp, yet fizzy. Blick. This is foul. Run, don't walk.

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1.08/5  rDev -51.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Look: Yellow and totally see through 1/4 inch white head and no retention

Smell: Um there isnt one

Taste: Hint of 6 row malt and that's it WOW

Mouthfeel: Thin with medium carbonation

Overall: Very drinkable beer but why would you pay money for a beer with no flavor. Only drank this one because I needed the cap for my bar top

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Photo of pmcadamis
1.2/5  rDev -45.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

A - Pale, and I mean pale yellow...nearly colorless actually. A small wispy white haze is all that's on top of this beer, and no lacing is to be found.

S - Not much to smell really. A little bit of rice, a little bit of a sour, almost lactic note is there too.

T - Oh God, that's not really very good. I recall enjoying the normal Kirin Ichiban with some sushi, but this falls far short of that respectable brew. There isn't any flavor to be found apart from a mild sourness that reminds me of spoiled milk.

M - Super-thin, super-carbonated, and super-weak.

D - Pretty bad. This is a far cry from the "real" Kirin Ichiban...if you are trying to save calories, eat a little less rice beneath your sashimi and stick with the real stuff.

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1.24/5  rDev -43.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Had a 22oz bottle of Kirin Light at happy hour at a local sushi spot. By far the worst beer I've ever had. It tasted like watered down urine. I actually don't mind light beers in most cases. I wasn't expecting much, but the taste, or lack of taste, was offensive. I'd rather drink the world's cheapest Malt Liquor than this swill.

I'm not going to give this "beer" a proper review because it doesn't deserve it.

I'd stay away

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1.24/5  rDev -43.9%

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1.24/5  rDev -43.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Wow. Ichiban came from this brewery? Scary thought.
The best thing about this beer is someone else paid for it. Even then it was hard to drink it and not insult my host.

Poured a rather vibrant yellow color with with a good-sized head consistenting of big bubbles. No lace to speak of.
Smell is some hops with nothing else save a slight metallic mustiness, if that is possible.
Taste is harsh hoppiness, a metallic note and naught else. A faint, almost ghost-like, hint of malt way late in the aftertaste.
Bitter and rough, watery and light-bodied (expected). Highly effervescent, almost fizzy. You could drink this, but I wouldn't suggest it.

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1.25/5  rDev -43.4%

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1.25/5  rDev -43.4%

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

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1.5/5  rDev -32.1%

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1.5/5  rDev -32.1%

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1.5/5  rDev -32.1%

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1.5/5  rDev -32.1%

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1.5/5  rDev -32.1%

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1.5/5  rDev -32.1%

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1.5/5  rDev -32.1%

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

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Kirin Light Beer from Kirin Brewery Company, Limited
2.21 out of 5 based on 192 ratings.
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