Kirin Ichiban - Kirin Brewery Company, Limited
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Reviews by BucBasil:
2.2/5 rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25
Drank from the 500mL can in Shanghai China.
Smells very sweet with only a bit of crackery malt and very little lemony hops.
Taste is pretty much nonexistent, aside from a slight dry bitterness in the finish. A touch of malt as it warms and some vegetal flavor. Otherwise basically just tonic water.
No real reason to get this beer. There is no taste and no satisfaction. Will not pick up again probably.
Serving type: can
11-19-2013 10:17:09 | More by BucBasil
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2.53/5 rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5
Bottle poured into a glass at a Japanese restaurant in Calgary. Label indicates "100% Malt" and also describes the contents as one of the world's most unique beer drinking experiences. Um, OK. I will concur that the color is unique for the style, an almost mango yellow-orange with a light spattering of white bubbles. Aroma nearly non-existent except for a generic graininess tempered by just a dollop of bread-like sweetness. Taste is similarly grainy and quite astringent, faintly sour with very subtle grape and custard notes. Some buttery yeast peeks in and out as well. Rather bitter and not in a particularly positive way, the hops are coarse and some floral notes do little to diminish this effect. Uber-carbonated of course. What tannins are present at least serve to provide some flavor. Ugh. It is perhaps unfair to single this particular brew out, but whenever I go to an Asian restaurant (and I love Asian food) I feel the need to try something "local" and frankly its just depressing that this sort of thing still dominates folks' beer schemas across damn near the entire world. I shall have to bust out something Hitachino this weekend to restore my faith.
Serving type: bottle
07-25-2014 03:10:27 | More by CalgaryFMC
Kirin Ichiban from Kirin Brewery Company, Limited
62 out of 100 based on 1,250 ratings.