Beer: Kirin Ichiban
Beer Style: Japanese Lager
Brewery: Kirin (ABInBev)
Country of Origin: Empire of Japan
Serving Method: Big bottle poured into pint glass
Background: I have had this beer before on draught at ABInBev’s St.Louis Brewery. It is exceptional on draught. I bet it is good from the bottle! Also this was featured in William Gibson’s Neuromancer an inspiration for many games including DeusEx and Neofeud.
Taste & Aroma: I can pick up the aroma of biscuits and malt from this with just a hint of sharpness. I taste metallic water, rice, a sharp bite at the end and a fading finish of burnt banana.
Final Analysis: This is better on draught. This is rather bitter from the bottle.