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Kirin Light Beer | Kirin Brewery Company, Limited

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2.22/5
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193 Ratings
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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:
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Added by Jason on 08-05-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,536
Reviews:
63
Ratings:
193
pDev:
25.68%
Bros Score:
1.85
 
 
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Photo of DarthKostrizer
1.08/5  rDev -51.4%
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 Iamjeff6
2/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of BcOneSeven
1.9/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of cliff1066
2.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Noelito76
2.5/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of twenty5
2/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of Biggiekrock627
2.61/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of morebeergood
2.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Went out to dinner on Friday with my wife to a nice sushi place in Roslindale. After looking at the beer menu, went with Kirin Light mainly because I've never had one before. Poured into a pils style glass. Extremely pale body; barely yellow at all. Lots of carbonation but no head. Looks like sparkling water. Smells like rice. Tastes way too watered down to have any real flavor. Body was paper thin and merely just liquid. There is absolutely nothing behind this beer. When they say "light", they mean they removed everything. I think a Coors would taste better. I'd never order a Japanese light beer again after this poor showing.

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Photo of Hopmodium
2.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of valkyre65
2.02/5  rDev -9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of bb-magic
2.18/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.06/5  rDev +37.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tfsimpkins
2/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of LJWalker
2.5/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of Squire123
2.35/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of mpalestino
2.5/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of Drew966
2.74/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Kirin Light Beer pours a light golden yellow with a thick white head from a brown twelve ounce bottle. The aroma is grainy. The taste is also grainy, with a touch of corn flavor jumping out at me. There's nothing offensive here, but really not much going on either. A decent choice if you want a light lager.

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Photo of Zachtheporter
1/5  rDev -55%

Photo of MisterKilderkin
2.47/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of pmcadamis
1.2/5  rDev -45.9%
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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Photo of kamikazeokami
1.5/5  rDev -32.4%

Photo of jwswigs
2.5/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of bschmidt_37
2.64/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of codynevels
2/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of Alpha309
2/5  rDev -9.9%

Kirin Light Beer from Kirin Brewery Company, Limited
Beer rating: 2.22 out of 5 with 193 ratings
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