Kirin ichiban, brewed by the kirin brewery company, tokyo. These are official licensed kirin ichiban pint glasses. Malt beer kirin ichiban premium japanese beer first. Thats why its called ichiban meaning first and best in japanese. The reinheitsgebot dictates that beer may be made from only 100% malt, and imposes strict standards on brewing methods. Based on this unique quality, kirin ichiban was awarded the monde selection gold medal in from 1997 through 2001. Be sure to drink this fine lager chilled and straight from the fridge. Kirin handles domestic distribution for several foreign brands, including budweiser and heineken. In a deal brokered by thomas blake glover, the japan brewery was incorporated in hong kong in the name of w. Laraadmin is a opensource laravel admin panel for quickstart admin based applications and boilerplate for crm or cms systems.
Kirin company project gutenberg selfpublishing ebooks. The japan brewery company, limited, the forerunner of kirin brewery, was established in 1885, taking over the assets of the spring valley brewery, first founded in yokohama in 1869 by norwegianamerican brewer, william copeland. It is possible for tourists to visit the kirin beer factory in yokohama and participate in free brewery tours, which offer a glimpse into the brewing facilities and include some beer tasting. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and kirin ichiban finishes crisp, refreshing, and mostly dry. Get full nutrition facts for other kirin products and all your other favorite brands. It has a ricecorn flavor with a slight sweetness in the aftertaste. Ichiban shibori is a unique method of brewing beer at its purest from a single pure ingredient. Ichiban, meaning first and best in japanese, is a distinctively smooth, and fullbodied beer from start to finish.
Beer in japan comes mostly from the countrys four major beer producers. Enjoy kirin beer factory tour and field of cosmos at once asakura, fukuoka recently in japan, beer brands from abroad and rare japanese craft beer brands have gained high popularity. There is no doubt that kirin beer, with its well balanced taste, will always go down well with japanese food like sushi. The method is known as the ichiban shibori method, or first press. See more ideas about kirin beer, beer and japanese beer. Beer, at its most basic, is a fermented alcoholic beverage made from water and cereal grains, but there are numerous variations on this theme and countless permutations of each variation.
In germany, beer quality is protected by the german beer purity law, or reinheitsgebot. Kirin ichiban is the first japanese beer produced in germany following these standards. In general it was pretty nice and quite drinkable on pouring, the appearance was of a pale yellow colour with a very big creamy head that lingers for some time, and leaves a bit of lacing on the glass. The main argument that the brand gives is 100% malt, first press beer. Anheuserbusch will refund americans who thought kirin. Asahi, kirin, sapporo, and suntory, producing mainly palecolored light lagers with an alcohol strength of around 5. The worlds only first press beer enjoy responsibly. The aroma is of typical, runofthemill beer, and the taste is semisweet, grainy, and it also has some mild hop bitterness. Unlike other beers, only the first press of the wort is used. Kirin ichiban is a crisp lager with a bit of a dry mouthfeel. Effervescence at the moment kirin ichiban touches your palate, opening to a smooth, rich flavor. Thanks to this, kirin beer, with its emphasis on quality, has been a favorite of beerlovers in japan. Drinkers who thought for some reason that the words imported and japans prime brew on the label meant kirin ichiban was imported from japan can now receive a refund from anheuserbusch, albeit. Kirin releases video of kirin ichiban beer bottle orchestra.
Brewed using the finest, most carefully selected malt available as well as the ichiban shibori brewing technique where the beer is made from a single first pressing of the ingredients, this lager is as sweet and flavoursome as they come. The kirin brewery company, one of japans four leading beer breweries, was founded in yokohama, a city that played a leading role in japans adoption of beer from the west. Pilsner style lagers are the most commonly produced beer style in japan, but beerlike beverages, made with lower levels of malts called happoshu literally, bubbly alcohol or nonmalt happosei. Even today, kirin ichiban holds a special spot in the hearts of millions of beer lovers in japanand around the world. The name of this beer literally means first pressing, with the beer fermented using only the very first wort, producing a mild, pure and smoothtasting beer. Theres a beauty in the process thats why kirin ichiban cares so much about the way we make our beer. When combined with its new all malt formula, the result is a distinctively smooth, clean, and fullbodied beer yet with none of the bitter aftertaste one would expect from a beer. The history of kirin 1800 18851990 japan brewery co. Aside from this yokohama brewery, there are 8 located in different parts of japan, namely chitose brewery in hokkaido, sendai brewery, toride brewery, to name a few. Kirin lager, one of the countrys oldest beer brands which started brewing in 1888. It is the perfect accompaniment to a meal, be it wagu beef or spicy stirfries. We only use the first strain so the taste is always pure.
Pilsner style lagers are the most commonly produced beer style in japan, but beerlike beverages. As you can see the story of kirin is intimately intertwined with the history of beer in the country. The brewer faces a dilemma because it has long marketed ichiban shibori called kirin ichiban overseas as a premium beer in all but name, touting its firstpress brewing process and all. Kirin ichiban is made with a luxurious single wort or first press brewing process which extracts only the purest, most flavorful portion of the finest ingredients. For thicker consistency, add tomato paste to taste. The carbonation creates a 1 inch head foam which is excellent for a light beer. Overall, this is a delicious beer, and i highly recommend it. Kirin yokohama beer village factory tour taiken japan. Kirin brewery co ltd has launched its latest promotion video kirin ichiban beer bottle orchestra sushi to go viral on youtube. For an american style pale lager it has excellent characteristics.
Kirin ichiban kirin brewery company, limited beeradvocate. Kirin ichiban prime brew and a picture of a dragon on front side of the glass. Within the happoshu lowmalt category, kirin tanrei is the top seller. This oneandonly technique gives kirin ichiban a unique taste and flavor found nowhere else in.
Kirin ichiban is brewed from only malt, hops and water. Today, kirin ichiban is brewed by partners all over the world. Since then, like kirin beer, kirin ichiban has attracted a lot of customers in europe with its unique taste. The brewing process was completely reevaluated with a oneofakind technique, around the world. Typically, 100% malt beer delivers a strong and heavy taste, but, when brewed only from the first wort, a smooth, rich flavor ensues. Kirin ichiban, my first time having a japanese beer, was impressive on its first showing. Clean, and light finish with notes of sweet corn and a light malty thickness. The japan brewery company, the forerunner of kirin, was founded over a hundred years ago in 1885. Kirin brewery sells two of the most popular beers in japan. A premium japanese beer brewed from 100% malt using the first press method. Beer, at its most basic, is a fermented alcoholic beverage made from water and cereal grains, but there are numerous variations on this theme. The launch of kirin ichiban in 1990, with its unique first press wart process, generated record sales and soon became one of the companys most successful products. Kirin ichiban shibori is one of japans most acclaimed and bestselling beers, made with a distinctive bittersweet taste. Kirin ichiban shibori lager beer, 330 ml japan centre beer.
Most brewers use a blend of first and second pressed malt liquid, however kirin is the only beer in the world to use the first press method. Stores and prices for nv kirin ichiban prime brew beer prices, stores, tasting notes and market data. Stores and prices for kirin ichiban prime brew beer tasting notes, market data, prices and stores in australia. Kirin ichiban prime brew beer tasting notes, market. The penultimate offering to our taste test, kirin ichiban, got its name from an ancient mythical japanese beast or is the japanese for giraffe were willing to bet on the former and it certainly lives up to its name. This is one of the big 3 japanese beers in the us and is often put to the test against sapporo and asahi at sushi restaurants around the country. But more basic lineups of the staple beer brands such as yebisu, asahi and sapporo are also being improved in their production methods and ingredients day by day.437 1177 635 635 51 681 1615 1140 129 686 1640 486 151 201 806 1197 1612 1396 1155 394 1352 1137 1444 128 675 684 1124 346 474 1082 364 345