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Kirin Ichiban - Kirin Brewery Company, Limited

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BA SCORE
62
poor

1,350 Ratings
THE BROS
57
awful

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Ratings: 1,350
Reviews: 530
rAvg: 2.63
pDev: 23.19%
Wants: 9
Gots: 90 | 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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Kirin Ichiban from Kirin Brewery Company, Limited
62 out of 100 based on 1,350 ratings.