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

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1440   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."



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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (13176) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 1, 2007
very pale yellow coloured ale, with a light laggey hop, mellow and juicy, a good lager.

1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Theis (12758) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2006
Bottle at home. Light yellow - white head. A very watery beer. Light malty, "vegetable", sweetness, some hop !?!! Not much of anything.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
yngwie (12682) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 30, 2007
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. Could’ve used a lot more of everything. (070106)

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
harrisoni (12660) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2006
Draught. Gold colour with thin white head. Some dead pale malt aroma, some odd citrus fruit. Can I taste rice and maize? Certainly some adjuncts in this. Then a sickly prickly finish. I wouldn’t wish this on my worst enemy. Too gassy and flavours are indistinct

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
TBone (11905) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 16, 2006
Bottled, alc. 5.0% (BB 08/2006)
Brewed by license in UK.
Pale yellow, small white head. Weak maize-corn, malty nose. Quite light palate.Sweet fruity maltyness. Also aftertaste is sweetish malty. Somewhat you can expect from Asian pale lager.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (11798) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 11, 2004
Deep gold colour (like a Bohemian pils). No real head, though. Slightly malt and oily, but only slightly so, like a very light Bohemian pils. Moderate body. Much softer than the regular Kirin Lager (which I just had). Maltiness dominates, but is not particularly well-extracted. Light grassy bitterness and continental hop undertones complement the malts. Not bitter enough to be a proper pilsner, but it has many of the same components. Decent.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2007
(Bottle, at Thai restaurant) Pours a clear golden body with a small white head. Light aroma of corn grain and rice. Flavor of bland hops and some sweetness with a watery mouthfeel.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - APR 5, 2003
(Paired with sushi) Clear golden body with small white head. Aroma is light and sweet, some bread. Taste is light, sweet and watery. Minimal bitterness that's in the swallow. It's not bad, but it's certainly not worth seeking out.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2013
12oz bottle-thin white-yellow. A-sweet grain-caramel. T-sweet grain-caramel, some hops.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 13, 2008
Name: Kirin Ichiban
Date: 08/03/2008
Mode: Draft
Source: Summits - Woodstock

Appearance: crystal clear yellow, fine white head, lots of patterned lace,
Aroma: light sweet malt aroma with light floral hops,
Flavor: cereal malt flavor that is mostly dry with only a hint of malty sweetness, light floral hops, light bitter finish,

Aroma: 3/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 3/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 6/20
Rating: 1.8/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: 4


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