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Kirin Ichiban - Kirin Brewery Company, Limited

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BA SCORE
62
poor

1,219 Ratings
THE BROS
57
awful

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Ratings: 1,219
Reviews: 521
rAvg: 2.62
pDev: 23.28%
Wants: 7
Gots: 46 | 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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drunkboxer1

Texas

2.8/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a fairly deep yellow. Thin soapy bubbles on top that fade to nothing in minutes. I remember this being lighter in color. Smells faintly of grains and not much else. I know these Asian rice lagers are supposed to be very simple and dry, but this beer is too simple and dry. Theres no real funky flavors that you might run into in a cheap American lager, so thats nice. You really have to hunt for the dry, husky, grainy flavor it has. Not horrible but most the time this would be too damn expensive to pay for at import prices.

Serving type: on-tap

06-14-2009 20:30:14 | More by drunkboxer1
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Kirin Ichiban from Kirin Brewery Company, Limited
62 out of 100 based on 1,219 ratings.