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

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RATINGS: 1562   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."



2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
bierkoning (10949) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAY 21, 2007
Bottle. Rice and grain in the aroma. Almost neutral flavor, maybe a hint of hopbitterness in the aftertaste, but donít expect too much of it. Clean and boring.

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Ratman197 (10922) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 23, 2005
Bomber poured a clear piss yellow with a quickly dissapating white head. Aromas of light bread with a bit of corn.Palate was thin and watery. Flavors of... just a minute I think Iím starting to taste something, yes... its a bit of malt with a little sweetness.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
kp (10884) - 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

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lubiere (10873) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2009
A pale lager with a thick collapsing white head. A lightly herbal malt aroma, lightly hopped. In mouth, run of the mill lager, with light German hops. 500 ml can from japan, thanks Karl.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BeerandBlues2 (10616) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 10, 2003
Pale yellow with a small, fizzy head that dissipates quickly. A slight hint of fruit and hops in the aroma. Starts out very slightly sweet then turns bitter. Dry on the end.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
madsberg (10611) - SÝborg, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2002
Clear light yellow. Not much nose, but notes of malt can be recognized. Flavour is sweet and bland. Miss some hops and bitterness.

0.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
jtclockwork (10486) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2010
Pours pale yellow. Nose and mouth is skunk grass and mildew. Rated 2/8/2000

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2008
Clear golden with large white head. Sweet malty aroma with fruity notes. Somewhat malty flavor with notes of hops and caramel. Ends bitter.

1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
FatPhil (10343) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 10, 2009
350ml can (Taiwan) - Brewed by Zhuhai, China - thanks LP!
Looks like an ordinary pale lager. The aroma, however, is a million miles from ordinary pale lager. If I were being charitable, Iíd call it spicy and cakey. Citrussy, so maybe like a dundee cake? However, if Iím not being charitable, itís horrifically fucked up. Alcohol is the only thing that I can actually isolate accurately. Palate unsurprisingly thin and fizzy. Taste is differently weird. Itís like how pale lager thrown on the sauna stones smells. Some lemon too, from the dundee cake. And some astringent metallic hop extract. "Ichiban" seems to mean "number one" in the sense that "number two" means "shit".

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Bov (10285) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 15, 2000
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2010 canned - clear pale blond colour with a little head retention; aroma of rice and nothing else; the palate is gently oily and it has a moderate malt backbone, quite sweet and with a shy bitterness; notes of malt and rice in the finish


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