Kirin Ichiban

This is another beer review that I hadn’t written up from last week. I picked this beer up because I thought it was a style that I hadn’t consumed before. I was very wrong. It actually is just a Japanese version of an American Pale Lager. Not all that exciting…but, let’s review it anyways.

ABV: 5%

Style: American Pale Lager

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Kirin Ichiban is made with a luxurious single wort (or first press) brewing process which extracts only the purest, most flavorful portion of the finest ingredients. When combined with its new all malt formula, the result is a distinctively smooth, clean, and full-bodied beer—yet with none of the bitter aftertaste one would expect from a beer with this much flavor.”

Random: My cat is obsessed with the heated blanket. No matter when I put in on, he jumps into bed and sleeps on top of it.

This brew poured with a two-finger white head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing on the glass. The body was a clear, straw yellow with moderate, visible carbonation. It looked just like a basic macro. Shockingly, it smelled like one. I got some honey-like sweetness with grain and maybe some grass. The taste was very similar. I got sweet grain and nothing else. The brew was completely one-dimensional, like a macro. It was totally boring. The body was towards the thicker side with moderate carbonation. The finish was quick and unremarkable. The booze was light and not a factor much like a macro. Very boring. Wouldn’t have again.

Untappd Rating: 2.0/5.0

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