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Kirin Ichiban - Kirin Brewery Company, Limited

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BA SCORE
62
poor

1,256 Ratings
THE BROS
57
awful

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Ratings: 1,256
Reviews: 522
rAvg: 2.62
pDev: 23.28%
Wants: 8
Gots: 54 | 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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delta490

Virginia

2.33/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Poured a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass.

A- looks nice. Clear pale gold with a short lived fizzy white head (About one finger's worth). Not much carbonation visible.

S-Not much once the head goes down. Like, almost nothing not much.

T- again, not much bad good or in between. Slight bit of sweetness followed by a slight bit of bitterness. But nothing discernible or memorable in there at all.

M- For how little carbonation you see, it's pretty fizzy. But the body of it isn't bad.

O- there isn't anything to recommend this because there isn't anything there. Other than it looks like a lager. Everything else that makes a lager a lager is lacking.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2013 08:43:31 | More by delta490
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Kirin Ichiban from Kirin Brewery Company, Limited
62 out of 100 based on 1,256 ratings.