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Kirin Ichiban - Kirin Brewery Company, Limited

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BA SCORE
62
poor

1,250 Ratings
THE BROS
57
awful

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Ratings: 1,250
Reviews: 522
rAvg: 2.62
pDev: 23.28%
Wants: 8
Gots: 53 | 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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Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +90.8%

12-03-2011 01:54:55 | More by jaykhjr
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Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +81.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +71.8%

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Ireland

4.5/5  rDev +71.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +71.8%

10-20-2012 10:42:10 | More by kazoo
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California

4.5/5  rDev +71.8%

03-20-2012 22:06:12 | More by creez
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4.25/5  rDev +62.2%

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wooddogg922

California

4.25/5  rDev +62.2%

04-29-2014 14:37:40 | More by wooddogg922
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

4.1/5  rDev +56.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Kirin Ichiban has a very thick, white head and a clear, golden appearance with lots of bubbles streaming up and a good amount of lacing left behind. The aroma is of typical, run-of-the-mill beer, and the taste is semi-sweet, grainy, and it also has some mild hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Kirin Ichiban finishes crisp, refreshing, and mostly dry. Overall, this is a delicious beer, and I highly recommend it.

RJT

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2011 16:28:56 | More by RonaldTheriot
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JoKo

Connecticut

4.1/5  rDev +56.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance: Poured a bright gold, slightly hazy color with lively carbonation, the head is about a centimeter.

Smell: Citrus hop aroma, pretty clean typical lager.

Taste: Dry, crisp with a nice hoppy bitterness that doesn't linger, there are some bready malt notes in the background.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, dry light bodied lager.

Drinkability: Easy drinkability, very good.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2010 21:18:54 | More by JoKo
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New York

4/5  rDev +52.7%

11-25-2012 22:28:26 | More by zapx
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Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +52.7%

08-03-2012 00:47:53 | More by HKFrostyLips
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Kyroqz

Oregon

4/5  rDev +52.7%

05-01-2013 06:09:28 | More by Kyroqz
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California

4/5  rDev +52.7%

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4/5  rDev +52.7%

07-12-2014 20:56:29 | More by JBoyne1970
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California

4/5  rDev +52.7%

06-25-2014 03:48:13 | More by irthesteve
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Texas

4/5  rDev +52.7%

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California

4/5  rDev +52.7%

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California

4/5  rDev +52.7%

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Kentucky

4/5  rDev +52.7%

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Minnesota

4/5  rDev +52.7%

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Colorado

4/5  rDev +52.7%

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4/5  rDev +52.7%

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Missouri

4/5  rDev +52.7%

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tugdriver7

Maryland

3.98/5  rDev +51.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Lived in Japan for awhile (back in my non-drinking days). The advertising for Kirin was all over the place. So I was intensely curious when I found it in a bottle at the Japanese steakhouse. Nice golden color, with a bit of fizziness that quickly disappates. The rice adjuncts are rather obvious, but I found the taste silky smooth, light, and crisp. It went very well with Japanese food and would, I'm sure, be great with just about anything. Easily one of the most drinkable beers out there. One interesting side note for any of you familiar with our macro-light offerings... If someone were to ask me what Kirin Ichiban tastes like, I'd say my first impression is that it reminded me of Coors Light, only with a richer taste and decent body. I guess it's what Coors Light wants to be if it were to "grow up" and become a "real beer." Easily one of my favorite "go to" beers when out on the town. Not quite Sapporo, but great for a session beer--especially at Benihana's.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2006 21:03:10 | More by tugdriver7
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Kirin Ichiban from Kirin Brewery Company, Limited
62 out of 100 based on 1,250 ratings.