Kirin Ichiban | Kirin Brewery Company, Limited

BA SCORE
63
poor
1,815 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:
1,815
Reviews:
597
Avg:
2.64
pDev:
23.11%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
382
For Trade:
0
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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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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

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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

Photo of Griphon
2.37/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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3.54/5  rDev +34.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of AmeriCanadian
2.13/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of edthehead
2.02/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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2.33/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Lingenbrau
3.3/5  rDev +25%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Call it bad all you want. It's a super dry Japanese lager, and it's great with sushi and/or ramen. Cheers!

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2.7/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of CBrodbeck
2.47/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Rock_Glenn
2.06/5  rDev -22%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I always select Kirin over a Sapporo at the local sushi places. It's better tasting and looks better. Smells rather plain but tastes pretty good for such a pale beer, but it is too thin and bland to warrant a higher rating.

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3.44/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Kirin Ichiban from Kirin Brewery Company, Limited
2.64 out of 5 based on 1,815 ratings.
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