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Monday, December 15, 2008

Kirin Ichiban

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Where to Dig Up More About This Beer
Kirin Ichiban
Shinkawa 2-chome, Chuo-ku
Tokyo, Japan
Est. ????

Brain Damage Quotient=4.95% ABV
Fluid Oz. = 12.0 

Postmortem Brew Review
Soft golden yellow in color.
Crisp malt, rice and corn with lots of carbonation.
Decent head with soft clumpy rings in the lacing.
Medium bodied mouth feel. 

Grim Reaper's Eulogy
Well after reviewing so many domestic and European brews, we've finally gone east. To the Far East, that is, only to find out Anheuser Busch has their mitts in this before you go putting on a kimono and serving up some sushi, listen up.

Kirin is a very good beer with a distinct taste. Hmmm....I just can't put my bony finger on it....perhaps it's the rice? Yes, that would explain why the Budman's interested in this import. After all, Bud is blended with rice in it's recipe, so that would seem to explain their involvement. And we all know the rocking-est place in the world is Bud-o-kan, which is Japanese for, Budweiser-in-a-can. If you don't believe me, you can go, "...wax off Daniel-san!"

One more interesting note.....this is the first beer I've rated with two numbers to the right of the decimal point. I guess the Japanese brew masters are as precise as their engineers!

1 comment:

  1. I tried Kirin recently and...Blechchch!

    Did not enjoy at all :P

    I think I might just stay away from far-East beverages...I tried Saki too and yuck!