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Kirin Ichiban - Kirin Brewery Company, Limited

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BA SCORE
63
poor

1,479 Ratings
THE BROS
57
awful

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Ratings: 1,479
Reviews: 551
rAvg: 2.64
pDev: 23.11%
Wants: 8
Gots: 166 | 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.
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Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.02/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ronricorossi
2.84/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Neil_Pfeifer
3.53/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

For some reason I really like the taste of this beer

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

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

Photo of DylanBrkhff
2.97/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of emincems
2.63/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of celikelf
2.09/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

It's not a good beer

Photo of ThisWangsChung
2.24/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Noe
3.12/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

Very watery beer. Also, not Japanese.

Photo of Jamato14
2.51/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Nine_Tails
1.5/5  rDev -43.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Very bad japanese beer. I do not recommend

Photo of Ristaccia
2.92/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Sruds1
2.33/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Photo of mauralydon
2.15/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Erwin_Sakkers
2.7/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of SirBrandonofMaltANDHops
2.43/5  rDev -8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Very watery lager but also very clean.

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
2.89/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

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.

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Kirin Ichiban from Kirin Brewery Company, Limited
63 out of 100 based on 1,479 ratings.