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

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RATINGS: 311   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.03   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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Original recipe, low-temperature fermentation, longer aging.

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."



0.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
worldbeertaste (1596) - AUSTRIA - AUG 4, 2012
Pale gold with a quick dissapearing head. Light smell of malt and corn with a soft hoppy element. Thin watery body. Taste of bread and corn with a light bitter hop finish. Its impressive how thin and watery this massproduced Japanese pilsener is.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
WVHouseofBeer (790) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2012
This beer is nothing special but it is better than regular Kirin Ichiban. Has just the faintest presence of hops and malt.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 8, 2012
This beer is what Ichiban needs to manifest its will to power. Apparently submitting to the bland impress of its larger corporate partner, this beer is the definition of pale yellow beverage with just enough generic hops and grain to make you go "oh right, this is a beer."

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
kevnic2008 (7569) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - JUN 9, 2012
Clear golden color, minimal white head. Minimal aroma with some pale malt. Boring

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
retinadoc (120) - - APR 19, 2012
Similar to Kirin Ichiban. Average carbonation and aroma. Simple hop/lager flavor. Clean finish. Not a beer I’d drink by itself; goes well with sushi.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
edgallow (1853) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 10, 2012
12 oz bottle pours yellow with a white head. The aroma is of grains. Taste is just basic beer, nothing special.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
haugeberg (71) - - FEB 11, 2012
I first tried this beer on foreign exchange and it was awesome then. Not so much now. Oh well. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Grzesiek79 (3109) - Radom, POLAND - FEB 7, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2013 bread, barnyard, cooked vegetables, golden, clear, rocky head, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, medium body, thin feel, average carbonation, bitter,

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
EdKing (1786) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2011
Can bought in Japanese supermarket. Pours very very clear pale yellow. Big foamy white head. Nose is quite watery, with light/faint aroma of grain, corn. Taste is very watery and touch of corn, grain, straw and the lightest of hop bite. One of the poorer Japanese macro beers.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
JorgeLee (1135) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2011
Draft in the JAL lounge at Narita. Pretty cool serving gadget but downhill from there. Decent enough golden colour, slightly sweet malt background, lacking in bite from hops or malt. Not the worst but far from the best.


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