Kirin Ichiban - Kirin Brewery Company, Limited
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 1,139 | Reviews: 517 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by atrus138:
2.03/5 rDev -22.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Had a bottle of this at the excellent Shogun restaurant (though I had to ask for a glass). Pours a transparent yellow with no real head and no lacing. Could easily see objects through the glass. Did not bode well. I could hardly smell anything, though what I did smell was unimpressive. It tasted just like any old American lager - that is to say there was almost no taste. I noticed some rice notes as it warmed a little bit, but this kind of stuff is better "enjoyed" cold. Mouthfeel is extremely light, but very carbonated. The carbonation at least made it a bit more interesting than stagnant water. The ABV is low enough to make this a good session beer...but why would you want another one?
Serving type: bottle
01-12-2008 19:44:09 | More by atrus138
More User Reviews:
2.95/5 rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Bright yellow in color with excellent clarity. Poured with a short, bright white foam that maintained fairly well. Light bready malt and earthy grain aromas with no hint of hops. On the lighter side of medium bodied with refreshing, fuzzy carbonation through the middle. Light biscuity malt flavors up front with a light, bitter tanginess through the middle. Finished with a stale bready aftertaste.
Serving type: on-tap
04-05-2014 18:52:52 | More by IronLover
3/5 rDev +14.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25
I've had this beer several times over the years, but have finally gotten around to trying it again and it a rating. Not much to say about this brew as it doesn't entirely impress, but to be fair it's not altogether that bad. Appearance-wise, there's no head or lacing to mention and it's color if fairly common. The odor is not bad - it's has the normal scents of barley and yeast - but not overpowering. Mouthfeel was mostly carbonation - it felt a bit water as well to me and taste-wise it was okay - just like a rated it (and I gave it a plus-up in the overall category since it did taste pretty decent.
Serving type: bottle
03-30-2014 03:41:22 | More by jjamadorphd
Kirin Ichiban from Kirin Brewery Company, Limited
62 out of 100 based on 1,139 ratings.