Kirin Ichiban

Drink: Kirin Ichiban
Source: Bay. Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan, Freising, Germany
ABV: 5%
IBUs: Unlisted
Size: 500 mL tallboy
Cost: $2.65

This Japanese classic is actually brewed in Germany—at least in the Canadian market. Despite that, this is a quintessentially Japanese styled beer that is crisp and simple.

Pale yellow in colour, with moderate head on the pour.

Light malt nose with general cereal grain notes—no strong citrus hop elements, just dry, bready goodness.

The taste follows the scents—more light malted refreshment.

A clean finish that makes this beer truly a purist’s tipple.

Serve with sashimi or o-soba.

Hoochsavvy Grade: B+

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