Kirin Ichiban - Kirin Brewery Company, Limited
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2.78/5 rDev +5.7%
12 Bottle poured into pint glass.
A: Yellow with a touch of orange, translucent. About a fingers worth of head that dissipates quickly leaving no lacing.
S: Not much here.... What I do smell is sweet and grainy.
T: Not as bad as I was thinking it would be considering the smell. Just a touch of hoppy bitterness at the start and leveled out with a sweet finish. I am getting a hint of rice in the aftertaste.
M: Light crisp and clean.
D: Nothing big or different here, pretty boring over all. The ABV is pretty good and I could have a few of these with no problems, but why would you.
My first Japanese beer... nothing to special but worth a try to get my feet wet in Japanese beer... I might try a few more of these...
04-12-2010 04:15:59 | More by mralphabet
2.83/5 rDev +7.6%
A- Crystal clear golden color with a 1.5 finger thick white head with good retention. After about 2 minutes, the head dissipates into a thin white cap.
S- Very grassy/adjuncs, sweet malts with hints of citrus fruits.
T- Starts out with a semi dry graphite note and transitions into the dry metallic finish. Simple.
M- Low carbonation, slightly odd after-taste.
D- This isn't a great beer but it did well washing down my popcorn, but PBR could do that, and at a fraction of the cost.
02-23-2009 04:13:46 | More by Greggy
2.15/5 rDev -18.3%
This was my first Asian beer and I was not impressed. Golden yellow in color with a small white head that didn't last. Smelled like wet, dirty corn. The flavor, what little there is, was metallic. I might have tasted a hint of hops in the end but I was probably digging. Overall, don't bother. Blah, no flavor.
12-30-2002 04:50:56 | More by CharlesRiver
3.93/5 rDev +49.4%
Not a bad effort. The luxurious single wort (or first press) process yields a unique, complex flavor. With this gold label and "Special Premium Reserve" appellation, Ichiban outclasses and outperforms other japanese beers. 4.95% alcohol by volume. Don't be fooled -- this is a great beer that goes with anything especially sushi.
01-20-2003 11:24:35 | More by stoutman
2.45/5 rDev -6.8%
Poured pale yellow with white head that dissipated quickly. Typical pale lager smell, mostly benign, nothing notable. Mouthfeel was thin and watery while carbonation was very noticeable and high. Taste was bland with no real hops character. Not much different than a typical macro and just found out this is brewed by Anheuser-Busch
08-03-2007 19:21:21 | More by biggmike
Kirin Ichiban from Kirin Brewery Company, Limited
62 out of 100 based on 1,288 ratings.