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Kirin Ichiban - Kirin Brewery Company, Limited

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BA SCORE
63
poor

1,456 Ratings
THE BROS
57
awful

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Ratings: 1,456
Reviews: 542
rAvg: 2.64
pDev: 23.11%
Wants: 9
Gots: 149 | 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 dikebrewery
1.23/5  rDev -53.4%
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
3.11/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of h4ger
2.26/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Wamba
1.84/5  rDev -30.3%
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
3.64/5  rDev +37.9%
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
4.15/5  rDev +57.2%
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
3.23/5  rDev +22.3%
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
2.14/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Beer flavored saki. Adjunct madness.

Photo of JodyPowers
2.19/5  rDev -17%
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
3.89/5  rDev +47.3%
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?

Photo of ascags
2.93/5  rDev +11%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of StevenMilligan
2.13/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of LennyBound
3.25/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

More of a situational beer. If you're at a Japanese restaurant, it definitely adds to the ambiance.

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Kirin Ichiban from Kirin Brewery Company, Limited
63 out of 100 based on 1,456 ratings.