Kirin Ichiban | Kirin Brewery Company, Limited

Kirin IchibanKirin Ichiban
BA SCORE
2.67/5
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:
#44,074
Reviews:
601
Ratings:
1,835
pDev:
22.85%
Bros Score:
1.73
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
392
Trade:
0
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3.42/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Clear straw with a loose brittle head.

S - Some malty notes and a somewhat spicy, grassy hop aroma.Some metallic notes and soy sauce.

T - Buttery with some apple notes. Kinda not-bad for a rice lager. Hop bitterness is present, though not strong.

M - A little prickly, but not overly so. Slightly slick feel. Light bodied.

D - Overall, not too bad. Can't say it's flavourful, but then again, it wouldn't be reasonable to be so. Better than I expected.

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3.25/5  rDev +21.7%

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2.51/5  rDev -6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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2.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of TrojanRB
2.74/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.17/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

You just never know....thought I was trying a beer brewed in Japan.
On the bottle though, it says: Brewed under Kirin's supervision by Anheuser-Busch in Los Angeles or Williamsburg, VA"

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3/5  rDev +12.4%

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2.75/5  rDev +3%

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2.69/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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2/5  rDev -25.1%

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3.25/5  rDev +21.7%

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3/5  rDev +12.4%

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3/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev +12.4%

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2.27/5  rDev -15%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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3/5  rDev +12.4%

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2/5  rDev -25.1%

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2.48/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

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2.65/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

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1.8/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This is not good. It’s a dull pale gold with a wisp of head. It’s got the bottling date on the bottle (brewed by Anheuser Busch for Kirin) and it’s fresh, but it’s still a little skunky. The flavor has a little straw malt, but also has something that’s making me think of bile.

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2.75/5  rDev +3%

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1.5/5  rDev -43.8%

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