KIRIN ICHIBAN » Beer by Ichiban Shibori method » Kirin Europe GmbH. KIRIN ICHIBAN is brewed from only malt , hops and water. Unlike other beers, only the first press of the wort is used. That´s why it´s called ICHIBAN – meaning “first” and “best” in Japanese.
Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Kirin Ichiban finishes crisp, refreshing, and mostly dry. Overall, this is a delicious beer , and I highly recommend it. Kirin Ichiban has a very thick, white head and a clear, golden appearance with lots of bubbles streaming up and a good amount of lacing left behind.
oz. Can, 5% ABV .
It really is a matter of taste, but in terms of difference, the color of this Sapporo beer is slightly darker than the Asahi product. Sapporo tastes lighter and you can feel a brisk hoppiness. Unlike the ordinary beers which are made from first and second brewing processes, Kirin beer is brewed only once.
You may not know it, but you’ve probably had rice beer . You may not know it, but you’ve probably had rice beer . Most Japanese beers like Sapporo, Kirin and Asahi are rice -based and even Budweiser uses rice along with barley.
Asahi Super Dry
Kirin : Light, blonde notes on the nose. The initial palate is crisper than the Asahi , and on mouthfeel and taste, the Kirin is like an improved Asahi across the board. The finish is mild but lingers longer than the Asahi . 5.0 percent ABV.
Kirin is the Japanese form of “qilin”, which has also come to be used in the modern Japanese word for a giraffe. Japanese art tends to depict the kirin as more deer-like than in Chinese art. Alternatively, it is depicted as a dragon shaped like a deer, but with an ox’s tail instead of a lion’s tail.
Beer (ビール) is the most popular alcoholic drink in Japan and widely consumed at homes and drinking establishments nationwide. Four companies currently dominate the market: Asahi, Kirin, Suntory and Sapporo.
Notes: Kirin Ichiban is one of the world’s most unique premium beers. The Ichiban shibori process uses only the most flavorful portion of the finest ingredients. 100% Malt .
number one : first : best
Asahi created this revolutionary beer as refreshing antidote to bitter and heavy beers . 5.2% alcohol , brewed under licence in the Czech Republic.
The taste of Sapporo beer is very crisp, clean and refreshing. The beer has a hoppier aroma with a sweeter taste which makes it best among all beers in Japan. The taste of Sapporo imported beer is stronger than Sapporo premium beer and it is also voted as favorite canned Japanese Beer .