Giochaurand (234) - FINLAND - MAR 16, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Pours light yellow. Aroma is malts and hay. Taste is light malts and a bit of citrus.
ordybill (824) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAR 9, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from the large bomber size at a Japanese Steak House in Douglasville, GA. into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has that malt aroma that I remember well from my Marine days spent in Japan.
Appearance- Has a weak clear yellow color that reminds me of watered down Miller High Life.
Taste- This is purely a Japanese version of an American Macro Lager, it is ok at best.
Palate- This is a light bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Has a slight skunk finish to it.
Overall- Kirin Ichiban is not "number one" in my book when it comes to Japanese macros. I find Asahi and Orion to be far superior in flavor both in Japan and imported into the states.
Slaz (57) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours golden yellow with a short white head. Aroma is yeasty with a hint of rice, taste is slightly sweet, dry, with a hoppy finish. Overall a fine lager from Japan, way better than NL’s most produced beer ’Heineken’.
willisread (1296) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 2, 2015
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can from anywhere in Tokyo. Had this at many a hanami party. One of the better Japanese macro lagers. Slight malty aroma. Grainy taste with rice also noticeable. Palate has some sweetness and a dry, crisp finish.
fajry (1264) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 27, 2015
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Fľaša. Zlatá farba, biela pena. Vôňa trávová, železitá, umelá. Chuť práznejšia, sladká, kukuričná. Opäť jemná železitosť a trávovosť. Slabá horká dochuť.
luttonm (3416) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft in NYC, accompanying some amazing Korean fried chicken. Sweet, pale malt. A little rice sharpness. Great fit for food. A bit bitter in middle, sweet up front, and finishes plenty clean. Pretty fine.
dhatton (234) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours pale golden topped with a thin white head. Subdued aroma of barely and grains. Taste is of cereal. Relatively thin mouthfeel with a sweet finish.
McWorta (1136) - LUXEMBOURG - FEB 18, 2015
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Golden colour with a small white head. Aromas of straw, barnyard, some hay and some maltyness arises. Light carbonation, thin texture, light body. Brief malt, bready sweetness offers a clear hoppy bitterness which lasts only for a moment. Short finish.
stevencon (517) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - FEB 14, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a crystal clear yellow. Visible carbonation yields a white head that vanishes immediately. Weak bread aroma. Taste is light with a bit of sweet malt. No real hop notes anywhere. Drinkable without flaws.
ColovianTrader (451) - - FEB 13, 2015
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Sweeter than a standard lager. Notes of grain, rice, corn and faint citrus. Well carbonated.