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Kirin Ichiban - Kirin Brewery Company, Limited

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BA SCORE
63
poor

1,459 Ratings
THE BROS
57
awful

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Ratings: 1,459
Reviews: 545
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 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

Photo of gtermi
2.96/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Artisan-Korea
3.9/5  rDev +47.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very nice for mass produced beer. Tried the original Japan made version, there are other country specific origins but when having to taste review do the original?

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Kirin Ichiban from Kirin Brewery Company, Limited
63 out of 100 based on 1,459 ratings.