Beer Review Week: Kirin Ichiban

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Let’s roll right into the review of Kirin Ichiban, shall we?

Pours very yellow, almost the color of some Scotch. Somewhat similar in look to a Corona, with very little white head. Very fizzy looking. Smells a bit like Corona, too. Malty smell with a strong… rubbery? Newspaper? Component. The smell is not my favorite. Maybe a drying cut grass smell.

Has a very smooth mouthfeel and a light flavor — somewhat malty, almost maybe a little nutty or buttery to it.

Definitely not My Usual Dark Brew.