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Kirin Ichiban - Kirin Brewery Company, Limited

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BA SCORE
63
poor

1,501 Ratings
THE BROS
57
awful

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Ratings: 1,501
Reviews: 555
rAvg: 2.64
pDev: 22.73%
Wants: 8
Gots: 176 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-16-2001

Confirmed that this beer is "all malt" as of Oct. 2010.
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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.

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It pours a clear, yellowish color with only a slight white head. The scent is sweet with malts and grassy grains. The taste is average for a pale lager and actually better than I would have ever imagined being an AB-InBev/Japanese brew. This is a step up from the big breweries that make pale lagers with cheap ingredient fillers. I’m also getting some sweet hints of banana in the taste as well. A pretty decent brew by the Bud guys as painful as that is for me to say lol. But then again it said freshest within 180 days, I'm closer to 400 days so maybe that's a reason why it's better.

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Kirin Ichiban from Kirin Brewery Company, Limited
63 out of 100 based on 1,501 ratings.