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Kirin Ichiban - Kirin Brewery Company, Limited

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BA SCORE
62
poor

1,324 Ratings
THE BROS
57
awful

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Ratings: 1,324
Reviews: 529
rAvg: 2.63
pDev: 23.19%
Wants: 9
Gots: 77 | 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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Photo of Caveworm
3/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Kirin Ichiban - Kirin Brewery Company, Limited. Poured from a bottle into a pint glass, this brew's got no head or lacing, mild carbonation, and a clear medium gold body.

Smells like banana esters, and that's pretty much it.

It tastes very malty, yet clean and smooth

Mouthfeel is very crisp.

Overall a 3 for Kirin Ichiban - Kirin Brewery Company, Limited. I may buy this brew again, but I highly doubt it.

Caveworm, Today at 02:29 AM
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4.3/5  rDev +63.5%

Maxb611, Yesterday at 09:54 PM
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2.15/5  rDev -18.3%

atsir, Yesterday at 04:31 AM
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3/5  rDev +14.1%

Schwegler, Saturday at 05:51 PM
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3.25/5  rDev +23.6%

patre_tim, Friday at 10:27 PM
Photo of titvs
2.75/5  rDev +4.6%

Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 1C). Bottle 33 cl - Batch unknown. AROMA: sweet and grainy (corn like) malt aroma. very faint hop aromas. APPEARANCE: gold color and very clear. thin white head with low persistance. TASTE: dry flavour with low malt sweetness. low bitterness. PALATE: thin body with low carbonation. OVERALL: yet another diluted pale lager that doesnt impress.

titvs, Friday at 09:06 PM
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3.5/5  rDev +33.1%

acdcsmith22, Friday at 06:25 AM
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2.48/5  rDev -5.7%

MattGrimley, Thursday at 11:00 AM
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4/5  rDev +52.1%

Kirin Ichiban brewed by Kirin Brewery Company Limited with an ABV of 5.0% This brew pours out a nice amber color with a small white head. This brew has the look of an American Lager. The smell is sweet with some grans and hops. So far the is nothing bad about this brew. The taste is bold with flavor but it has a smoothness to it. They did a nice job with this one I really like this one. There is nothing over powering in this brew it has a nice balance to it. The mouthfeel is nice clean and crisps. Overall I'm giving this brew a 4 out of 5. I would buy this brew again. This was better than what I was expecting.

nicholas2121, Sep 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev +14.1%

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1.5/5  rDev -43%

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3/5  rDev +14.1%

ArmyATCBrewer, Sep 13, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev +29.3%

From notes on 2/18/14

I thought this Lager was really good. Had a fruity taste and aroma. Very easy drinking beer. Went well with my HuHot.

kkleu357, Sep 10, 2014
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2/5  rDev -24%

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Kirin Ichiban from Kirin Brewery Company, Limited
62 out of 100 based on 1,324 ratings.