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Kirin Ichiban - Kirin Brewery Company, Limited

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BA SCORE
62
poor

1,223 Ratings
THE BROS
57
awful

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Ratings: 1,223
Reviews: 521
rAvg: 2.62
pDev: 23.28%
Wants: 7
Gots: 47 | 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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FriarPrickly

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3/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from 22 oz bottle into glass at sushi bar.
Light gold with small head that disappears quickly with no lacing.
Smells of wet grass and has mild hop aftertaste.
Watery with moderate carbonation and a slight sandpaper feeling on tongue.
A good beer with sushi. Not an overbearing or heavy drink that helps dilute the wasabi taste between courses.
Not as good as I remember at Tachikawa AFB but I would drink again at a restaurant but would not buy for home.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2012 23:37:51 | More by FriarPrickly
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Kirin Ichiban from Kirin Brewery Company, Limited
62 out of 100 based on 1,223 ratings.