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Kirin Ichiban - Kirin Brewery Company, Limited

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BA SCORE
63
poor

1,461 Ratings
THE BROS
57
awful

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Ratings: 1,461
Reviews: 546
rAvg: 2.64
pDev: 23.11%
Wants: 9
Gots: 150 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-16-2001

Confirmed that this beer is "all malt" as of Oct. 2010.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of mrlafay
2.23/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of predikit
3.42/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear yellow, left a fizzy white head that receded quickly. Left no lacing on the glass.

Malt with an odd fruity like note in the scent which was interesting.

Malted grains take the start and middle, and grape like fruity note takes the finish. Light american style lager, slightly sweet.

Thin, light-bodied. Refreshing and easy to drink.

Not terrible by any means, would prefer this over American macros.

Photo of EmperorBevis
2.57/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Not bad for a lager especially a Japanese one brewed under licence
malt is there & not much else

Photo of supervike
2.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Light flavored American style lager. All the malt and taste is up front and has a smooth clean finish. It tastes better than it's slightly skunky smell.

Photo of djchrismac
3.43/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Good Japan beer brewed here.

Photo of dikebrewery
1.26/5  rDev -52.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Sooo to date this is the worst beer I have ever drank. If it's your thing I say to each their own.

Photo of Hopmeplease
3/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tykechandler
2/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

based on my memory of what budweiser tastes like, this is that

Photo of jrschaef
3.09/5  rDev +17%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of h4ger
2.27/5  rDev -14%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Wamba
1.85/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Yep, it is really that bad...

Photo of almostjay
3.16/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of DavidBart
3.63/5  rDev +37.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Surprisingly tasty, and that's that it is from a bottle.

Photo of Fcip78
2.5/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of dheldman
2.33/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of justevir
3.05/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of einman
3.23/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Thought it was a decent lighter beer

Photo of Kercio
4.12/5  rDev +56.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Smells good tastes better. Good beer

Photo of PsilohsaiBiN
2.53/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Hayley_86
2.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Winston3737
3.2/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pairs ok with spicy food

Photo of Tdenham
3.05/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of BeerZombies1
2.25/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of jmisiewicz
2.16/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Beer flavored saki. Adjunct madness.

Photo of JodyPowers
2.21/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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Kirin Ichiban from Kirin Brewery Company, Limited
63 out of 100 based on 1,461 ratings.