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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1683   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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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3.7
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ronaldtheriot (1892) - 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

3.7
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alex60 (270) - - APR 10, 2016
Bouteille 33 cl- couleur jaune pale, odeur agrumes et pomme, got rafrachissant lger avec une finale bas sur la pomme assez prononc,agrable boire

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
chromeotaphor (161) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2016
Een zachte toegankelijke pils. Doet denken aan een zachtere versie van Warsteiner. Erg goed in balans voor een pils.

3.6
   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...

3.6
   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 Im looking for when I want a cold beer to cool me off.

3.6
   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 NLs most produced beer Heineken.

3.6
   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! S vende em Long Neck. Gostaria de experimentar

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RJ815 (16) - Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2013
Decent, but I felt it was a bit weak despite still having a distinct taste. Maybe more an issue with alcohol content than the ingredients themselves. Unsurprisingly, it pairs well with sushi and may work with other Japanese foods as well.


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