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Brewed by Kirin Brewery Company
Style: Pale Lager
Tokyo, Japan

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1524   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.16   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Finest barley malt, premium hops, smooth finish, no bitter aftertaste.

Editor's Note: Also brewed in the US: "Anheuser-Busch began brewing Kirin Lager, Kirin Ichiban and Kirin Light at its Los Angeles brewery in 1997. The agreement marks the first time Anheuser-Busch has produced foreign brands for sale in the United States."



2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kinnaj15 (275) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 27, 2005
Ligth golden with disapearing white head. Bitter sweet aroma with a hint of alcohol. Refresing taste with growing bitter sweet aftertaste.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 26, 2005
UPDATED: APR 27, 2005 Bottled. Pours a light golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet malty. Taste is malty, and ever so slightly hoppy. Medium bitter sweet aftertaste

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
doostinjcap (43) - Newport, Oregon, USA - APR 24, 2005
A very light and an obvious cheap beer... despite all this Kirin Ichiban is an enjoyable ale. Its so smooth and to top it all off... there is an obvious vanilla hint in this asian delight. I definatly canít complain!

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
leaparsons (8323) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2005
Bottle. Brewed by Charles Wells in the UK. Golden with a white head. Aromas are grain and sweetcorn can juice. Flavours are sweet grain, corn and some hops. Its very mediocre but inoffensive.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 16, 2005
Contract brewed in LA by Anhueser-Busch? That seriously detracted from the beer before I even tasted it. Born on dating? Please. It poured light and clear with a thin white head. very little aroma, but with slight notes of grass and grain. Thin and watery mouthfeel. Very bland and watered down. Not a lot of flavor. Itís neither good nor bad. Itís drinkable. Itíll wash sushi down, but so will water.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 12, 2005
This is your standard pale lager. Doesnít do much to stand out. Just fits in with all the others. In other words... thereís nothing to describe here.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 11, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2007 Not bad for a light pilsner--that is, when combined with pickled ginger and wasabi. In other words, my beer of choice with sushi.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2005
clear dark yellow gold like urine after a steady diet of highly processed food. white thick foamy head that lasts. sweet aroma, like refined sugar. flavor starts chickenfeed sweet, then slight hop finish. easy to ignore while hanging out with a large group.

2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2005
Light beer japanese style. Decent aroma, not much body and o.k. flavor light and ricey though. This is the best of the 3 that I tried tonight at the Japanese restaurant and you have to love the bottle size!!

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dp (608) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2005
had this at a japanese restaurant, is this the bud of Japan? Not too bad, could see drinking a few of these in a session


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