Kirin Ichiban - Kirin Brewery Company, Limited
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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
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