Brewed by Kirin Brewery Company
Style: Pale Lager
“Ichiban” means Number One, and is brewed by the Kirin Brewery Company in Tokyo, Japan.
Kirin sells two of the most popular beers in Japan: Kirin Lager, the country’s oldest beer brand; and Ichiban Shibori.
Since its introduction in 1990, Kirin Ichiban has become one of Japan’s most acclaimed and best selling beers, and a favorite of beer lovers across North America and Europe
Kirin Ichiban is considered one of the purest beers in the world. This is made with a 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.
Review: Can of Kirin Ichiban Pale Lager, 5%ABV
On pouring, the appearance was of a pale yellow colour with a very big creamy head that lingers for some time, and leaves a bit of lacing on the glass. Had a nice look to it.
A nice light beer to drink and went down easy enough. The taste had some initial sweetness followed by a very enjoyable bitter aftertaste of hops, kind of creamy. Tastes of hay, wheat, and light floral hops. A good clean, crisp beer, smooth, I liked it. Recommended for someone who is looking for a nice light beer to relax with.