Kirin Ichiban | Kirin Brewery Company, Limited

BA SCORE
63
poor
1,802 Ratings
THE BROS
44
awful
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Kirin IchibanKirin Ichiban
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale 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
Ratings:
1,802
Reviews:
595
Avg:
2.64
pDev:
23.11%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
372
For Trade:
0
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Photo of duvel1979
2.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of chrismattlin
3.34/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IrishColonial
2.24/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +51.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lightman
2.4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Toynk
3.22/5  rDev +22%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MaddoJay
1.78/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of cryptichead
3.25/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MeanMotaScootah
3.2/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

very little aroma - just dank malt and some bready notes. Overall a sweet lager, not sure what an American pale lager is but this seems more like a british lager to me. Not a bad lager but just different.

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Photo of Sexmortus
4.34/5  rDev +64.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of eltoraxico
3.93/5  rDev +48.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

an perdurable aftertaste......100% malt beer

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Photo of ogman
1.11/5  rDev -58%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Photo of godawgs
2.82/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of bluesyasian
2.66/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.59/5  rDev +36%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jodio
2.93/5  rDev +11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of redsoxjim
2.5/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of hotdogtornados
2.72/5  rDev +3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of MattXT
2.64/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of daem3384
2.44/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of SteveJeremy
3.05/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Interesting beer all around - has the feeling of stickiness and unique flavor, largely because of it being 100% malt, with almost toffee-like aromas and tastes all the way through. Very enjoyable and sessionable.

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Photo of NeoClassicist
2.28/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of msumike89
2.5/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of cunning_stunt
2.45/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Kamahl16
2.52/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Kirin Ichiban from Kirin Brewery Company, Limited
2.64 out of 5 based on 1,802 ratings.
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