Kirin Ichiban - Kirin Brewery Company, Limited
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Reviews by pmcadamis:
3.28/5 rDev +25.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 5
I had a big 22 oz bottle of this at the Stir Crazy Asian restaurant in Woodfield Mall.
A - The bottle shows a crazy half-deer, half-dragon creature called a Kirin, and the the brew pours clear, golden, and a shade darker than most macro lagers. The head is one finger for a few seconds before reducing to a collar.
S - Thin and rice-y, with some sweet malt and 40 oz malt-liquor funk notes.
T - Sweet and malty, with surprisingly noticeable alcohol and a nice hop tang at the end.
M - Crisp, clean, and palate cleansing. This is an excellent food beer, especially for hot Asian stir fry.
D - This isn't anything other than what it's supposed to be. An easy drinking food beer, or an excellent pick for an all night super-session. This is a nice beer for gulping, not sipping.
Serving type: bottle
02-12-2008 19:36:50 | More by pmcadamis
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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.