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


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RATINGS: 1492   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.16   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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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."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JaKeAFC (517) - ITALY - JUN 16, 2014
Had this more than once, and last incarnation was on tap as "frozen", with a weird almost icecream white top. Average asian lager, yellow color, undefined taste, easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drinking_77 (34) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - JUN 16, 2014
Review: Can of Kirin Ichiban Pale Lager, 5%ABV Kirin Ichiban, my first time having a Japanese beer, was impressive on its first showing. In general it was pretty nice and quite drinkable On pouring, the appearance was of a pale yellow colour with a very big creamy head that lingers for some time, and leaves a bit of lacing on the glass. Had a nice look to it. Aroma: A pleasant sweet smell of a light grain and malt aroma. A nice light beer to drink and went down easy enough. The taste had some initial sweetness followed by a very enjoyable bitter aftertaste of hops, kind of creamy. Tastes of hay, wheat, and light floral hops. A good clean, crisp beer, smooth, I liked it. Recommended for someone who is looking for a nice light beer to relax with

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
kermis (4924) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 9, 2014
Bottle at Sumo, Den Haag. Pours clear golden with a bubbly white head. Light grain and malt aroma. Flavour is light sweet and bitter. Light bodied with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
mikkellund42 (541) - DENMARK - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear light yellow with large white foamy head. Aroma is malt, grain and grass. Taste is light sweet and light bitter. Body is watery and refreshing with good carbonation. Finish is short with few notes but malt.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
TXBadger (1336) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2014
Pours a light clear golden color with white head. Typical lager flavors on this one, mainly just cereal grain on the nose and palate.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AAEA (104) - California, USA - JUN 3, 2014
22 FL OZ ($3.30) This is a very light tasting beer and goes down like water. Its not bad but I prefer some taste to my beer. I’ve come to expect all lager to be pretty much watered down beer. nothing too intense and I don’t recommend this one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hidden_Pooch (286) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JUN 2, 2014
On tap with my brew goblin. Better than any macro brew in North America. Tastes of hay, wheat, and light floral hops. Not a bad body on it for a lager and a good white head. Taste is crisp and clean, quite a refreshing lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
venom666 (331) - Alicante, SPAIN - JUN 1, 2014
Pale golden color with white head. Hops and cereals on the aroma. Bitter taste, with hop presence. Refreshing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
ShivanDragon (1523) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2014
helder gouden met minimale witte kraag. aroma van mout en graan. smaken zijn redelijk zoet, matig bitter, matig sterk, pilsmouten, citrus en graan, verder een lichte body, gald en dun en ietwat droge afdronk. Ook deze als Japans bier is te drinken, echter moet ik wel zeggen dat deze minder is dan de Asahi.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
ramboraffe (403) - SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2014
500 ml bottle. Clear light golden with white head. Smell is lager yeast and some malt. Taste is sweet and a bit citrus. Low bitterness and a bit watery.

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