joe19612 (2469) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The sample I has was bottled, brewed by Charles Wells of Bedford England.
Had a very clean taste with high carbonation. Finish to me is bitter, not a bad beer really.
obxdude10 (2244) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2007
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Just like the Kirin lager this is a very average pale lager, basically your run-of-the-mill lager beer, but still better than Bud or Coors, and this goes pretty well with sushi, mainly because this has pretty neutral flavors, corn & rice in the nose & flavors, slight hint of hops toward the finish
Crafty07 (404) - Florence, Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2007
0.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
There arenít many times that I canít even finish the pint. I left this crap in the glass. Stay away.
Cybercat (4897) - Georgia, USA - JAN 31, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
"Ichiban" means "number one" in Japanese - a bit of a pretentious name for a beer that is really more mediocre than outstanding. Not a bad beer, just average.
yngwie (16392) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 30, 2007
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottled. Clear, almost golden beer with a small white head. The aroma is weak, with just some fruity notes. The flavor is weak as well, with some fruityness, hops, grass and malty hints. Medium body and a hop-fruity finish. Couldíve used a lot more of everything. (070106)
sinte (497) - Udine, ITALY - JAN 29, 2007
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Clear yellow body (very pale) with a small, fizzy, white head, fully diminishing with no lacing.
Aroma is very faint with some sweet notes and some herbal hints of hops.
Flavour is somehow bitter-sweet, but very attenuated: watery.
Light body with a watery structure; lively carbonation and light metallic feeling in the finish.
Not satisfactory; watery.
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 28, 2007
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours yellow with a small head. This beer always tastes skunky to me and Iíve had multiple bottles and they are fresh so something is not right there. Pretty watery and flavorless. Could be somewhat refreshing if it werenít so skunky.
DarkMagus (499) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 26, 2007
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Rater-friendly 135ml can. Unnecessarily large and frothy head. Always scary, because you know itís unnatural. Clear yellow color, VERY light. Pretty weak aroma of corn, grass, and a bit of hops, and some mysterious sweetness. Strangely sour, yet slightly bittersweet flavors. Vaguely interesting, but still so much like any other macro-brewed pale lager, that itís just not worth drinking unless there are no other options.
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2007
1.4 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottled. Brewed by Wells and Young England. A very pale yellow coloured lager with no head. Nasty skunky, corny aroma which is very unwelcoming. The taste is better with some bittering crisp hops and some smooth flavours. Still not anything Id seek out, but at least it doesnít taste how it smells.
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pale golden in colour, lingering white head, great lacing. The aroma is grainy, herbal, grassy, crisp and sweet. The flavour was crisp, sweet, some grassy hops, some corn. Watery mouthfeel, thin body, medium/high carbonation. Finishes pretty quick, grassy and sweet. Basic and uneventful.
Gift from by brother-in-law.
Production date April 20, 2006.