Kirin Ichiban - Kirin Brewery Company, Limited
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3.68/5 rDev +40.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Quick review - on tap, this was quite interesting. I could drink several of these. Definitely a niche beer. On tap, it was much better I remember in bottles. I had no idea that it was a rice lager, but I could taste the sake in it. It wasn't until I came here and saw the listing that I realized it was.
Color - golden yellow (not pale) honey brown. The pour had almost no head and left small traces of foam on the glass on the way down. The head it did make was very tight, almost like a Guiness head.
Smell - light malt and some fruitiness, also something rice or bread pudding; maybe sake.
Taste - same light malt again and frutiness, just how it smelled, but some bitterness at the end. No hop flavor I can recognize, but some bitter balance is there.
Mouthfeel - although the beer looked not far from flat, I can feel some bubbles as I drink it. Overall, the mouthfeel is medium-thin.
I could really knock back a few of these on a hot day (or any day). This is defitely a sessionable beer.
Serving type: on-tap
06-14-2009 01:46:17 | More by TeeCee
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