Kirin Ichiban | Kirin Brewery Company, Limited

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Kirin IchibanKirin Ichiban
BA SCORE
2.67/5
Poor
1,835 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#44,117
Reviews:
601
Ratings:
1,835
pDev:
22.85%
Bros Score:
1.73
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
392
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,835 |  Reviews: 601
Photo of JVoyager
3.25/5  rDev +21.7%

Photo of RDW
3.25/5  rDev +21.7%

Photo of deadliest
2.25/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of dcmchew
2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of buzzy
2.25/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of pkalix
1.99/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

clear, light urine colored. no head to speak of.
smells of urine. just kidding.... geez, just a crummy commercial brew smell....
taste is.... crummy commercial brew taste. why am I writing a review on this? it tasted alright at the sushi bar a few weeks ago, but tonight in a bottle, after a polish porter (even), this is just god-awful.... thank god it's 5% or i'd be dumping it,,, it may just still happen...
I realize I grade high. I realize I need to adjust my ratings. cant think of a better place to start than here....

 525 characters

Photo of hypnotoad1
3.5/5  rDev +31.1%

Photo of Das_Reh
2/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of SicemWT
2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of JF1917
2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of robertjskelton
2/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of gritz147
3/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of DannyBaldoni
3.5/5  rDev +31.1%

Photo of bsm80x
2.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of GeoBear
2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of guttervan
2.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Gusmotel
1.5/5  rDev -43.8%

Photo of djbx
2/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of Lonestar9
3.75/5  rDev +40.4%

Photo of sprale
3/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of ejohnson654
2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of johntandlich
3/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Johnny_Duck
3/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of TR0219
2.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Pens1967
2.75/5  rDev +3%

Kirin Ichiban from Kirin Brewery Company, Limited
Beer rating: 2.67 out of 5 with 1,835 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.