Kirin Ichiban - Kirin Brewery Company, Limited
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Reviews by pellegrini:
2.63/5 rDev +0.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
This is another Japanese standard. It's a 205-yen-a-can beer that gives you exactly what you expect: no-nonsense, light-beer, a-bit-ragged-in-the-morning drinking.
A: As expected, a very clear golden hue. The head was a little less than a half-inch deep and was filled with disproportionately-sized balls of air sitting in a sea of smaller, white bubbles. The head was gone in two minutes.
S: Not a whole lot going on. Some sweet graininess on the nose, but 'low-impact' is the only phrase that comes to mind.
T: Round, somewhat grainy front and almost no bitterness at the back. Mass-produced wheat bread body. Slight spray of astringency in the aftertaste.
M: Smooth. The carbonation is refreshing.
D: Quite easy to drink, this is a standard cooler beer at picnics and BBQ's during the summer here in Japan.
This is an easy brew to find in these here parts. By Japanese standards (quality and pricing), it's a reasonable investment if you're buying in bulk.
Serving type: can
11-18-2009 12:46:19 | More by pellegrini
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.