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Kirin Ichiban - Kirin Brewery Company, Limited

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BA SCORE
62
poor

1,219 Ratings
THE BROS
57
awful

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Ratings: 1,219
Reviews: 521
rAvg: 2.62
pDev: 23.28%
Wants: 7
Gots: 46 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kirin Brewery Company, Limited visit their website
Japan

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Confirmed that this beer is "all malt" as of Oct. 2010.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-16-2001)
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Cylinsier

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev +38.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22.

The appearance is what it is. Average golden lager appearance with average silky white head that dissipates fairly quickly.

Smells okay. Barley and a bit of malt. Not a lot of detail to it.

Tastes pretty good, actually. There's a sweetness that is the unmistakable signature of rice. Otherwise the tastes are on par with any basic golden lager sans any noticeable hoppiness. Goes good with sushi.

The moutfeel is good. Smooth but a bit bubbly.

I like the drinkability of this one. Its not going to blow anyone away with a huge range of tastes and its not a high quality beer, but for what it is it gets the job done.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2009 19:14:14 | More by Cylinsier
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I got this because i found i don't like hops very much and this says 100% malt on the label. Well, i have to say i love this beer! And i'm surprised you can get this taste with no hops at all.(I'll keep this in mind when i start brewing my own!!). At 5% ABV this is a nice beer to drink and it has what i'm looking for...which is the opposite of a beer called hopalicious... I usually like darker beers but this has a blond pale ale look. The smell and taste is sweet malty... and i like it!! Overall i'm pleasantly surprised and look forward to my next bottle...

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Kirin Ichiban from Kirin Brewery Company, Limited
62 out of 100 based on 1,219 ratings.