1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Kirin Ichiban - Kirin Brewery Company, Limited

Not Rated.
Kirin IchibanKirin Ichiban

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
63
poor

1,428 Ratings
THE BROS
57
awful

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,428
Reviews: 532
rAvg: 2.64
pDev: 23.11%
Wants: 9
Gots: 123 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Kirin Ichiban Alström Bros
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 1,428 | Reviews: 532 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of tobelerone
3.14/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Huffs
2.79/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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

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

Photo of bpkrippner
2.96/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of JNForsyth
2/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of kamikazeokami
2.25/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of Testosterownd
3/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Fernando_Bastos
2.92/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of tappangordo
2.6/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of orangecrush05
1/5  rDev -62.1%

Photo of Franck
3/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of wolverine0712
3.5/5  rDev +32.6%

Photo of jrand2621
3/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Thisdrinkinglife
3.75/5  rDev +42%

Review: Can of Kirin Ichiban Pale Lager, 5%ABV

Kirin Ichiban, my first time having a Japanese beer, was impressive on its first showing. In general it was pretty nice and quite drinkable

On pouring, the appearance was of a pale yellow colour with a very big creamy head that lingers for some time, and leaves a bit of lacing on the glass. Had a nice look to it.

Aroma: A pleasant sweet smell of a light grain and malt aroma.

A nice light beer to drink and went down easy enough.

The taste had some initial sweetness followed by a very enjoyable bitter aftertaste of hops, kind of creamy. Tastes of hay, wheat, and light floral hops.

A good clean, crisp beer, smooth, I liked it. Recommended for someone who is looking for a nice light beer to relax with

Photo of RobinLee
2.5/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of biernack
2.25/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of The_Pancake
4/5  rDev +51.5%

Photo of NorthCoastPranqster
3.25/5  rDev +23.1%

Photo of aurantiuseagle
4/5  rDev +51.5%

Photo of snowmageddon
3/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of abcdefghijkyle
2.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of BeerGuy09
2/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of JustinBrousseau
2.5/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of thibaulb
3.5/5  rDev +32.6%

« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Kirin Ichiban from Kirin Brewery Company, Limited
63 out of 100 based on 1,428 ratings.