Kirin Ichiban | Kirin Brewery Company, Limited

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Kirin Brewery Company, Limited
Japan
kirin.co.jp

Style: American Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Kirin Ichiban is one of the world's most unique premium beers. The Ichiban shibori process uses only the most flavorful portion of the finest ingredients.

100% Malt.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-16-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#45,127
Reviews:
625
Ratings:
1,925
pDev:
22.76%
 
 
Wants:
17
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430
Trade:
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Photo of LarryV
3.44/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Oh my, contract brewed in the US by Anheuser-Busch - I don't really give a shit. There are times I get tired of the aggressiveness of IPA's or the demand to analyze other craft beer styles to appreciate all of the subtleties and I just want a beer that's refreshing and easy to drink. This beer fits the bill for me. I drink it nice and cold without any pretention and it really hits the spot. It's excellent with some spicy food and complements the food very well. Aroma is subtle grain, I don't get any skunkiness like others have mentioned.Taste is malty, slightly sweet and crisp. Not something I buy often but when I do I always enjoy it.

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2.6/5  rDev -3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BubbleBobble
2.46/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of polloenfuego
2.76/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

One of the palest beers I have ever seen. So light and clear. Decent head then nothing. Smell is malts. Simple as that. Light malty flavor with no evidence of hops. Very clean with decent body and carbonation.

Doesn't hold up to its Japanese counterparts, such as Asahi. This beer is a watery and light drink, with no real flavor.

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Photo of SFC21
2.45/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of AdmiralOzone
2.8/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear bright yellow with a thick white head that recedes quickly leaving decent lacing. Aroma is light grains, biscuit. Flavor is semi-sweet corn and grains. Feel is light bodied with low carbonation. Overall a just only drinkable brew.

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Photo of Andrew_69
4.58/5  rDev +70.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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2.89/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

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2.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.52/5  rDev -6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of elnachooo
1.55/5  rDev -42.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Una de las cervezas mas populares de Japón. Cerveza pálida, con poca carbonatación. Tiene un sabor plano, con un suave sabor a malta. Una cerveza olvidable.

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Photo of 1Jose
3/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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2.75/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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3.64/5  rDev +35.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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2.25/5  rDev -16%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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2.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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3/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rsuarez1982
3.18/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jeromedepot
3.42/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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3/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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2.41/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Mississippi
2.26/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

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2.91/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

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3/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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2.87/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

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Kirin Ichiban from Kirin Brewery Company, Limited
Beer rating: 2.68 out of 5 with 1,925 ratings