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

bottled
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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1499   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."



2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bhensonb (11144) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 21, 2008
Bottle from BevMo. Bottled on 03OCT08. Gold color with a substantial white head. Aromas of honey and fruit. Near medium body with frothy carbonation. Flavor is clean with some grassy hop. That touch of honey - flavor, not sweet - stays to the end. It is just a bit bitter in the finish. AB does a great job, just not very picky about which job, but this is a good thing.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11086) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2013
12oz bottle-thin white-yellow. A-sweet grain-caramel. T-sweet grain-caramel, some hops.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (11008) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 9, 2010
A: The pour is a light golden straw color with a voluminous white head that settles down to a thin layer. S: The nose is sweet and lightly grainy with notes of rice in the background that become more prominent as the beer sits in the glass for awhile. Pretty standard and unoffensive. T: A similar story with the flavor. Plenty of sweetness with a definite adjunct taste, but it’s a fairly mild and crisp beer, not like the adjunct lagers of this country. M: Light in body with a lively level of carbonation. D: For what this beer is and the meal I had it with, it worked quite well. I don’t really think I’ll be sitting down with a sixer of Kirin Ichiban all the time, but it’s a nice light beer.

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

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pinball (10856) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2008
bottle, carrefour, mallorca, spain. as "japan’s prime brew kirin beer" aroma slight fruity, other than that any ordinary ale, appears clear yellow, small white head, flavor is sugar, malts, slight hops (spicy, good), great for the style.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
rlgk (10854) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JAN 18, 2006
Light golden, small white head. Sweetish, malty aroma, some corn. Weak malty flavor, some fruit. Thin and boring.

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Koelschtrinker (10728) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 12, 2011
Relativ mild, etwas herb. Allerdings wird das Bier im Mittelteil etwas bitter. Der Nachgeschmack ist praktisch nicht vorhanden Test vom 20.9.2004, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 7,5,4,3,8,5 - 4,90

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Tmoney99 (10722) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2006
Bottle from Party Source. Poured light amber with an average fizzy white head that diminished slowly with fair lacing. Moderate sweet grainy aroma. Light to medium body with soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a light bitter finish of short duration.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
gunnfryd (10680) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 6, 2007
Bottle.Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is fruit, malt. Flavour is fruit, malt, grass.Thin

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
HenrikSoegaard (10556) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2009
Bottle from Føtex. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Dark yellow colour. Moderate malty bready aroma. Light bitter slightly bready flavor. Short light bitter finish. Watery palate.


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