Kirin Ichiban - Kirin Brewery Company, Limited
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
1.73/5 rDev -34%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5
Presentation: 12 oz brown long neck bottle with an A&B “Bottled On” date on the back label. Brewed by Anheuser-Busch in the US.
Appearance: Very good lacing, stick white and foamy. The clarity is fine in a yellow coloured brew.
Smell: Smells of skunk and cooked cabbage … well perhaps the skunk and cabbage smell mixed together smells like rotten cabbage. Horrible aroma and I dread even drinking a sip.
Taste: Light body with a medium level of carbonation. Husk flavour upfront grows to overwhelming and needless to say becomes astringent with little flavour. Hops are all used up with a bitterness that is not natural. More and more astrignet grain flavours come and make it harder and harder to drink.
Notes: I had to pour this out after four sips, perhaps the worst beer this year. As the comic book guy on the Simpson’s would say “Worst Faux-Japanese beer ever.”. This is not the beer I remembered at the numerous Asia restaurants I frequented back in the day.
Here is my English-Haiku review:
It is hot outside
I tried this beer to quench thirst
Made me want to ralph
Serving type: bottle
08-17-2002 11:57:36 | More by Jason
More User Reviews:
3.64/5 rDev +38.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
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...
Serving type: bottle
07-07-2014 22:56:30 | More by guitarkirk
Kirin Ichiban from Kirin Brewery Company, Limited
62 out of 100 based on 1,226 ratings.