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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1638   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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."

CanCrusher's rating

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CanCrusher (892) - Ilirska Bistrica, - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear golden colour with big white head, that sits down slowly. Strong, a bit strange aroma of let’s say grain, cooked vegetable and cardboard. It leaves nice lacing while drinking. Taste is light sweet and it turns into moderate bitter aftertaste. Body is light to medium with dry/watery texture. Not the best beer, but not the worst neither.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TedE (899) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 23, 2016
500ml can into glass. Clear pale yellow beer with fluffy white head. Sweet malt nose, a little metal. Clean and bitter, finish is short and tinny. Adequate Asian lager.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ktwse (3836) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2016
Pours clear yellow with medium tall white head. Disclaimer: poured with frozen foam... Aroma of bread, citrus, malt. Taste is sweet and malty with mild bitter finish. Light and smooth body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
JimmyBoy74 (582) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUL 3, 2016
33 cl från Casino i Montpellier. En random lager som jag hittade bredvid sushin. Inte så spännande alls.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sircatis (78) - FRANCE - JUN 20, 2016
Bue en canette de 50cl. Bière blonde très limpide avec une gosse mousse blanche. Au nez elle n’offre pas grand chose. Au goût elle est douce et rafraîchissante avec peu d’amertume.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Bawelt (491) - Lyon, FRANCE - JUN 9, 2016
Une pils tout ce qu’il y a de plus industrielle, insipide, amère, bref, rien à dire de constructif.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerInHeaven (362) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 27, 2016
pours clear straw gold with a better than average white head (for the style). Aroma of grass/hay and slight skunk. Decent carbonation with a hint of a bite on the palate. Not a bad flavor, it doesn’t have that typical macro lager corniness. Fairly dry on the finish. A not half bad pale lager.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
fuzzcro (209) - Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2016
Skunky aroma. Nearly clear pour. No highlight flavor that presents itself enough to promote and other than the skunky aroma there aren’t any unpleasant highlights to promote either. I was able to drink it though I won’t visit it again. I ticked a 3 star rating because I did consume it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Mister_Li (808) - GERMANY - MAY 23, 2016
Klares goldgelb mit durchschnittlicher Schaumkrone. Leicht malzig, süßlich, blumig, mildwürzig.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
MetalNHopHead (1299) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - MAY 8, 2016
Served cold enough and drank fast enough to mask any unpleasantness in the beer, my experience with Ichiban was brief and forgettable. Light body and cereal grain starchiness. Very little bitterness of other distinguishing flavors to speak of.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
adamnase (374) - Kronoby, FINLAND - MAY 1, 2016
0.33 l bottle @ Zan! Kista, Stockholm. Pours pale golden color, almost no head. Bitterish taste, but totally average, leaves a somehow dry feeling. Not bad but not good either.

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