Kirin Ichiban - Kirin Brewery Company, Limited
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Reviews by spoony:
2.88/5 rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
On tap into a pint glass at Parallel 17 Restaurant in Denver.
A-My pint arrives with thin cap of white foam that settles quickly to a collar. The collar hangs around and leaves a bit of lacing on the glass. The brew is light-golden color, clear, and mostly lacking carbonation.
S-The smell is faintly sweet, with some corn, husk flavor, and a bit of popcorn. Nothing spectacular here, but not too far off from most macro style lagers.
T-The taste is also faintly sweet with husk and cooked corn. There is a bit of tinny metallic flavor, but less than many beers of the style. Very light grassy flavors on the finish.
M-The feel is softer than many lagers of the genre, but still pretty light in body. Drinkable.
O-This beer is not a good beer, but it pairs alright with sushi or other Japanese food, which is how I enjoyed it for this review. The flavors are semi-sweet and bland as you would expect for mass-brewed swill, but the metallic notes are turned down compared to many macro lagers, which is nice.
Serving type: on-tap
09-14-2013 15:25:18 | More by spoony
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2.78/5 rDev +6.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into pint glass.
A - Clear filtered yellow with no head.
S - Grassy malt
T - Relatively clean but nothing special at all
M - Crisp and refreshing
O - Nothing special in this "100% malt" beer. Would like to see something special for the exotic beer price.
Serving type: bottle
02-21-2014 20:57:19 | More by Dave128
2.7/5 rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
A - Golden color. One finger white foam,nicely settle down after minute. Few bubbles.
S - Really nothing to exited. Usual rubbish smell for bad lagers.
T/M - Drinkable,a bit. Lots of carbonation,pale malt a lot. Some pleasant sweetness. Maybe touch of fruits or flower.
O - Very close to be one of the usual pale lagers,which is not so good,but it have some touch of decent lager.
Serving type: bottle
02-19-2014 16:38:03 | More by djura
Kirin Ichiban from Kirin Brewery Company, Limited
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