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Kirin Ichiban

LagerJapan 5%AVB
Kirin Ichiban

The Kirin Brewery was founded in 1885 and three years later production of Kirin lager began, using imported German hops and also using German brewers…

Perfect with... California roll
Cheese pairing... Fontina

Kirin Ichiban

Country of OriginJapan
Style American Pale Lager
ABV 5%
Year of Origin 1990
Brewery Kirin Brewery Company, Tokyo

The Kirin Brewery was founded in 1885 and three years later production of Kirin lager began, using imported German hops and also using German brewers to oversee the recipe and production. In 1990 Kirin Ichiban was introduced which was made from the first press of the wort and quickly became Kirin’s most successful product worldwide.

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Tasting Notes

Appearance

A soapy white head sits on top of a golden yellow liquid, dissipates quickly but leaves a good amount of lacing throughout.

Aroma

Very strong amounts of grass notes with some slight malt sweetness behind.

Taste

Very strong grain flavours throughout with some nice hop bitterness and bread malt notes in the back.

Mouthfeel

Crisp and dry light bodied with some medium to high amounts of carbonation.

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