Home >

Kirin Ichiban (5%)



on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 2.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Share this beer with friends!
Brewed & Bottled by "Company PIT" branch of limited liability company "Heinecken Breweries", KALININGRAD, RUSSIA for and under license from Kirin Europe GmbH, Louise-Dumont-Str. 31, 40211 Düsseldorf, Germany

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Nuffield (3740) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2015
$2 bottles at adowntown Chicago restaurant--it must be cheap. It tastes that way. Sweet yellow, somewhat more-ish and a decent antidote to spicy Japanese food. Not a good beer but in the moment, with others buying the same beer, it was fine enough. Bottle.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
androman (682) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 16, 2015
33cl bottle at home from Balazs as as a gift, many thanks! Body is clear pale, head is small white mostly diminishing good lacing. Nose is malty flavor is light honey, malt. Medium sweet light bitter. Finish is average lager, light hops, watery. Light body, thin texture, average carbonation. Very boring.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jimthechap (1885) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 28, 2015
My notes for regular Kirin apply but for the fact is is a shade darker and carries some residual sweetness that isn’t in the usual release. A bit of a find here in New Zealand though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
YantarCoast (325) - Moscow, RUSSIA - FEB 14, 2015
On draught at a sushi restaurant in Moscow. Pours pale yellow with no head. Aroma is corny. Simple but refreshing.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mr_h (3334) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - FEB 6, 2015
330ml bottle at home, from Tesco, Whitletts Road, Ayr (brewed & bottle by Wells & Young’s Brewing Co., Bedford) - clear straw coloured, some tiny bubbles, thin white head, weak pale malty, yeast, bready aroma, no lacing, wheaty, pale malty, a bit bland

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
Alengrin (2815) - BELGIUM - JAN 10, 2015
Tasted as Kirin Ichiban Premium Press, "beer at its purest" (raising questions of how well Japan has understood European beer traditions so far...). Standard pale lager with a complicated pedigree: apparently made for the European branch of a Japanese beer company, brewed in Europe (the bottle says Weihenstephan). Pure golden colour, cristal clear with some protein particles floating around here and there, low sparkling, under a sticky, snow white, medium head, slowly thinning. Aroma of sourdough, cooked rice, straw, damp cloth, quite a lot of iron, white bread and unfinished dishes, not very inviting. Taste begins very neutral, like mineral water, with medium carbonation; then becoming sourishly grainy, with a faint pale malt sweetness in the background, rice, metallic, ending in a thin finish which reveals a certain amount of leafy hop bitterishness, which cannot prevent it from ending rather watery. Typical pale standard lager with an Asian twist.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
allmyvinyl (5176) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 8, 2014
330ml bottle brewed by Wells and Young, UK, but seemed like the best pace to put the rate. Pours clear pale gold, thick white head. Cooked corn aromas, light straw. Taste is light sweet, touch of rice maybe. Clean finish. Pretty standard stuff.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
adamnowek (452) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 5, 2014
Very unexciting Japanese pale lager. Nothing special about this except for maybe the slightly metallic finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ClaudeB04 (191) - Dudelange, LUXEMBOURG - OCT 25, 2014
Just another lager, some maltiness is present, but otherwise nothing much to write homeabout as they say.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
pictoman (709) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 16, 2014
Poured from 355mL bottle. Clear, pale yellow with almost no white head. Grainy corn aroma. Same flavour with touch of sweet malt. Very offish metallic finish.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50