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Kirin Ichiban - Kirin Brewery Company, Limited

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BA SCORE
62
poor

1,240 Ratings
THE BROS
57
awful

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Ratings: 1,240
Reviews: 521
rAvg: 2.62
pDev: 23.28%
Wants: 8
Gots: 51 | 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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Bnoise11

California

3.75/5  rDev +43.1%

12-25-2012 23:53:59 | More by Bnoise11
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NickThePyro

Washington

2.75/5  rDev +5%

12-24-2012 04:25:29 | More by NickThePyro
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JerzDevl2000

New Jersey

2.33/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Picked this up down at Buy-Rite in Jersey City recently. Did not expect much out of this and sure enough, this was a typical American Pale Lager with some Japanese writing on the bottle. It wasn't a drain pour or something I spit out but at one time, I probably would have enjoyed this beer immensely more than I did during my session.

The pour to this was golden, with a fluffy head, and more lacing than I expected to see. Hardly any aroma to this and the taste was what I've become accustomed to - grass, straw, and potato chips. Lots of starch here in taste but without the body to back it up. The back was quite sour and dare I say boozy, for a beer of this style. This didn't feel watered-down but it went down easily like any American Pale Lager does when I pop the top off.

There's not much here to separate this from the other examples of this style and had I not seen the bottle, I would have never have guessed that this came from Japan. The carbonation must have been deceptively high since I had quite a bit of gas as I drank this but it's still not as bad as the big mass-market beers. I wouldn't pair this with Japanese food like sushi but compared to its North American counterparts, this held its own.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2012 09:35:12 | More by JerzDevl2000
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Lukass

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +33.6%

12-20-2012 03:22:18 | More by Lukass
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wizo

Quebec (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -4.6%

12-17-2012 00:23:49 | More by wizo
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nicsman


3/5  rDev +14.5%

12-16-2012 16:35:11 | More by nicsman
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MrBoh

Maryland

2/5  rDev -23.7%

12-14-2012 02:59:18 | More by MrBoh
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hsus0225

Texas

3/5  rDev +14.5%

12-10-2012 23:07:29 | More by hsus0225
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innominat

Ireland

3/5  rDev +14.5%

12-10-2012 19:33:39 | More by innominat
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cliff1066

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -4.6%

12-09-2012 19:46:03 | More by cliff1066
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MAUEX_MFA

Alaska

2.25/5  rDev -14.1%

12-09-2012 06:53:08 | More by MAUEX_MFA
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bcsbeer

Florida

2.25/5  rDev -14.1%

12-06-2012 22:36:01 | More by bcsbeer
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Eriehle

Florida

3/5  rDev +14.5%

12-05-2012 23:38:54 | More by Eriehle
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JHendu

Florida

3/5  rDev +14.5%

12-05-2012 23:36:26 | More by JHendu
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JimmyFlatRock

Ohio

3/5  rDev +14.5%

12-04-2012 21:47:46 | More by JimmyFlatRock
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mwar

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +43.1%

12-02-2012 18:32:50 | More by mwar
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buschbeer

Ohio

1.93/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12oz bottle
Served in a pilsner glass

A - It is pale yellow with a ton of white head.

S - It smells of grain and grass.

T - The little taste that I can discern is grain and some slight bitterness. It is generally an unpleasant taste.

M - Thin

O - It's as if Hirohito pissed in a vat and declared it beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2012 22:45:36 | More by buschbeer
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Chucker17

South Dakota

2.25/5  rDev -14.1%

11-28-2012 19:37:33 | More by Chucker17
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KevE


3.25/5  rDev +24%

11-26-2012 03:28:21 | More by KevE
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zapx

New York

4/5  rDev +52.7%

11-25-2012 22:28:26 | More by zapx
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Marty91

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -23.7%

11-21-2012 02:05:53 | More by Marty91
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scsurfer27


1/5  rDev -61.8%

11-16-2012 17:32:38 | More by scsurfer27
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sneaks2210

New York

1.25/5  rDev -52.3%

11-16-2012 02:55:23 | More by sneaks2210
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Buck6196

South Carolina

2/5  rDev -23.7%

11-14-2012 03:33:23 | More by Buck6196
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -23.7%

11-13-2012 02:07:46 | More by cfalovo97
Kirin Ichiban from Kirin Brewery Company, Limited
62 out of 100 based on 1,240 ratings.