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Kirin Ichiban - Kirin Brewery Company, Limited

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BA SCORE
63
poor

1,501 Ratings
THE BROS
57
awful

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Ratings: 1,501
Reviews: 555
rAvg: 2.64
pDev: 22.73%
Wants: 8
Gots: 176 | 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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Ratings: 1,501 | Reviews: 555
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2.5/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of TBCE
2.64/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Gypson
3.68/5  rDev +39.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

My staple while living here in Taiwan, a good macro brew, slightly sweet but v drinkable

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

Photo of arini10
2.79/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of bbmaj
3.31/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Crisp and refreshing, nothing wrong with this.

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2.44/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.84/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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

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2.87/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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

Photo of samtrillo
2.67/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

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

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

Poured from the large bomber size at a Japanese Steak House in Douglasville, GA. into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has that malt aroma that I remember well from my Marine days spent in Japan.
Appearance- Has a weak clear yellow color that reminds me of watered down Miller High Life.
Taste- This is purely a Japanese version of an American Macro Lager, it is ok at best.
Palate- This is a light bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Has a slight skunk finish to it.
Overall- Kirin Ichiban is not "number one" in my book when it comes to Japanese macros. I find Asahi and Orion to be far superior in flavor both in Japan and imported into the states.

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

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

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2.8/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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2.38/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

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

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2.7/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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2.37/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

No disrespect it's just not for me.

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3.02/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

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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

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Kirin Ichiban from Kirin Brewery Company, Limited
63 out of 100 based on 1,501 ratings.