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


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RATINGS: 1654   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."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Odyn (266) - New York, USA - JUL 12, 2008
Probobly my favorite beer from the land of the rising sun. It is highly drinkable and sepecially goes well with sushi. Gold color and light aroma with no real lingering taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ronaldtheriot (1798) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - FEB 20, 2011
Kirin Ichiban has a very thick, white head and a clear, golden appearance with lots of bubbles streaming up and a decent amount of lacing left behind. The aroma is a typical, run-of-the-mill beer smell. Taste is grainy, sweet, and there is some hop bitterness showing up. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Kirin Ichiban finishes crisp, refreshing, and mostly dry. Overall, this is an enjoyable beer, and I highly recommend it. RJT

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Valfar (78) - San Miguel, EL SALVADOR - NOV 5, 2013
A crispy, delicious and fine Japanese beer. It has a malty aroma, like cereal and hay. Also, a good body, good blond color, fuzzy and good foam. It tastes really good, sweeter than bitter. Good job Japan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alex60 (220) - - APR 10, 2016
Bouteille 33 cl- couleur jaune pale, odeur agrumes et pomme, goût rafraîchissant léger avec une finale basé sur la pomme assez prononcé,agréable à boire

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
chromeotaphor (148) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2016
Een zachte toegankelijke pils. Doet denken aan een zachtere versie van Warsteiner. Erg goed in balans voor een pils.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
burgerlicious (308) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 14, 2003
another beer with a thin, white head and little carbonation. however, it still has a nice, bubbly palate. there's a slight corn aftertaste...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lb4lb (2587) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2007 Light to medium gold with a fair amount of white head. Definite lacing as I drink. Smell is of honey sweet malt mostly. Taste is refreshing, slightly watery, with a touch of bitter and sweet malt up front followed by a smooth lightly sweet rice-like finish. I really like this one, and it is definitely my favorite light lager. Very easy drinking and refreshing with a hot meal, or on a hot day and exactly what I’m looking for when I want a cold beer to cool me off.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slaz (59) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2015
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’.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
Olavo (16) - Lauro de Freitas, BRAZIL - SEP 26, 2015
Muito boa a cerveja japonesa! 100% malte! Só vende em Long Neck. Gostaria de experimentar

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tricker (389) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 30, 2012
Bière blonde de 5 % d’alcool. Bière fortement pétillante avec un col mousseux. Légère amertume en bouche. Pas de goût floral en particulier, mais un très léger goût d’épice. Peut-être également un léger goût d’agrumes. Correcte !

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