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Kirin Ichiban - Kirin Brewery Company, Limited

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BA SCORE
62
poor

1,241 Ratings
THE BROS
57
awful

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Ratings: 1,241
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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eduardolinhalis

Switzerland

2.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

330ml can poured in an ordinary glass @ Wasabi restaurant, Geneva

A: Traditional Lager clear yellow/golden color with a medium bubbled/aired head that dissipates quickly leaving many lacings

S: Simple. Sweet malts, corn, rice with grassy and bit citrus hoppy end

T: Simple in the nose too: Sweet crispy malts, grassy hops, bit citric and skunky. In overall, a dry-pleasant taste. Very malty and refreshing. Good citrus hoppy-bitter aftertaste

M: Extremely light body with strong carbonation. Nice mild bitter aftertaste. Good drinkability

O: Not that bad. Quite drinkable

Serving type: can

12-23-2011 17:45:48 | More by eduardolinhalis
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kaunshelly

Maryland

2/5  rDev -23.7%

12-21-2011 18:54:32 | More by kaunshelly
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RollTide05

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -4.6%

12-19-2011 16:06:05 | More by RollTide05
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Vylo

New Jersey

1.05/5  rDev -59.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Got a bottle from the local liqour store since I remember having a Kirin beer a few years ago and it being pretty good.

This was most certainly not the beer I remember.

This beer has the appearance of urine, and it goes downhill from there, when you smell and taste it. The mouthfeel was the best part, and that isn't say much.

Avoid this beer at all costs. They couldn't pay me to drink it again.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2011 14:24:54 | More by Vylo
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Swiatek6

Illinois

3/5  rDev +14.5%

12-14-2011 22:55:07 | More by Swiatek6
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ForWhatAlesYou

Minnesota

3.15/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap into a pint glass.

A: Pale yellow. Sofe white head. Nice lace.

S: Pretty basic (as you'd expect) but with rice, banana.

T: Not completely flavorless but nothing stands out. Nothing offensive either. Bland but not awful.

M: Creaminess is welcome for the style.

D: For the style, not bad. An unremarkable style as a whole, this is a very average example.

Serving type: on-tap

12-14-2011 16:45:27 | More by ForWhatAlesYou
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nmann08

District of Columbia

1/5  rDev -61.8%

12-14-2011 04:30:14 | More by nmann08
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valkyre65

Texas

3/5  rDev +14.5%

12-11-2011 12:03:37 | More by valkyre65
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MrBatman

Washington

3/5  rDev +14.5%

12-10-2011 04:55:03 | More by MrBatman
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WritersBlock

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +33.6%

12-09-2011 03:18:40 | More by WritersBlock
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shoop12

Georgia

2/5  rDev -23.7%

12-09-2011 02:00:45 | More by shoop12
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eye2

Texas

3/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Typical look of a mass produced beer. Light in color. Pretty clear. Lots of bubbles. Head disappears quicly.

S: Not much of a smell here. Maybe a little grassy and smokey.

T: A little more flavor than your average mass produced beer. 750ml bottles are better than the slightly metallic taste you get from the cans.

MF: Pretty average. Lots of carbonation.

Overall: I'm surprised to see that this is all malt. I've had hundreds of these and have never gotten that impression. It doesn't taste anything like Yebisu (for example).

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2011 18:14:56 | More by eye2
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kornkid8600

California

3/5  rDev +14.5%

12-08-2011 11:02:21 | More by kornkid8600
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jheezee

Texas

3/5  rDev +14.5%

12-08-2011 06:00:35 | More by jheezee
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JohneHoodlum

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev +14.5%

12-07-2011 21:43:50 | More by JohneHoodlum
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

2/5  rDev -23.7%

12-06-2011 14:20:01 | More by Rochefort10nh
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jsisko01

Michigan

3.2/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance - Pours a clear yellow/golden color with a centimeter thick head that dissipates instantly. Lacing is decent.

Smell - Sweet, lemon zest, grass, and corn.

Taste - Skunky, sweet, corn, and somewhat of a nutty, toasty character to it. The malts taste pretty good though..

Mouthfeel - Pretty light body with high carbonation levels.

Overall - I'm confused as to why the site says this is a pale lager but the bottle says 100% malt. I figured this was a malt liquor.. and it tastes exactly like one.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2011 06:59:13 | More by jsisko01
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TrickkyGangsta

Florida

3/5  rDev +14.5%

12-05-2011 20:49:45 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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ROGUE16

Delaware

2/5  rDev -23.7%

12-05-2011 20:20:45 | More by ROGUE16
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Shumj

Illinois

3/5  rDev +14.5%

12-05-2011 00:23:40 | More by Shumj
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Kevin79

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev +14.5%

12-04-2011 19:42:55 | More by Kevin79
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev +14.5%

12-04-2011 04:12:39 | More by deapokid
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bigred89

Maryland

2/5  rDev -23.7%

12-04-2011 02:29:59 | More by bigred89
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PhatAtUT

Texas

2/5  rDev -23.7%

12-04-2011 00:40:39 | More by PhatAtUT
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ToxinHybrid

Indiana

2/5  rDev -23.7%

12-03-2011 23:34:39 | More by ToxinHybrid
Kirin Ichiban from Kirin Brewery Company, Limited
62 out of 100 based on 1,241 ratings.