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Kirin Ichiban - Kirin Brewery Company, Limited

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BA SCORE
62
poor

1,220 Ratings
THE BROS
57
awful

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,220
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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tjsdomer2

Illinois

2.98/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Clear yellow with flat carbonation. Flat appearance in the bottle at a sushi restaurant I visited. However, a canned version I had later showed good head retention and foam though.

Smell: Mostly rice with a bit of hops and lemon.

Taste/Mouthfeel: A bit too much like tonic water. This bottle is definitely expired, so I'm sure it can be better. Tastes like creamy rice and lemon sourness. Definitely an alcoholic bite.

Drinkability: Nothing offense or special either way. Great with sushi.

Overall: See drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2010 03:40:36 | More by tjsdomer2
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Kirin Ichiban from Kirin Brewery Company, Limited
62 out of 100 based on 1,220 ratings.