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Kirin Ichiban - Kirin Brewery Company, Limited

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BA SCORE
62
poor

1,335 Ratings
THE BROS
57
awful

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Ratings: 1,335
Reviews: 529
rAvg: 2.63
pDev: 23.19%
Wants: 9
Gots: 81 | 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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3/5  rDev +14.1%

Auraan, May 30, 2013
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3.03/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

This one is a pale-medium yellow, somehow a bit bright but with a chill haze. A large enough clean white head is actually surprisingly dense, fluffy and creamy. It deposits sturdy patching well down the glass.
The smell isn't bad, it just isn't much. I'm assuming any rot/cabbage, etc., is due to bad batches; there's nothing offensive here. Sort of a leafy / woody thing is present against a nondescript sweetness. Bland would describe it, but not bad, per se.
Grains, the same nondescript sweetness, and a vinous note make up the flavor.
The feel is similarly bland, just a touch of crispness livening things up in this light-bodied brew. It's not as bad as a lot of what I've read.

Brenden, May 28, 2013
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Kirin Ichiban from Kirin Brewery Company, Limited
62 out of 100 based on 1,335 ratings.