We were hangin with robes in Yokohama the other day and stumbled upon a “Kirin the Brew Pub”!
Sarah and Pierre indulged my burning desire to eat at an austrian brew ‘hause’ run by a japanese
The experience was novel. Unlike the beer. We tried their brew meister, pale ale, and ‘dark’
beers. I also added their ‘alpha number one’ or some such brew to the list later in the day.
All the beers tasted _exactly_ the same. And tasted very little. The experiences differed only
in the colouring that had been artificially added to the beer. And in the price (alpha number
one cost 1$ more).
So to Kirin beers in general a great big dismissive wave of the hand. (this is excepting beers
brewed under their Yebisu label, which must first be tasted and then dismissed)