Japanese Name: キリン 一番搾り シングルモルト＜オーガニック麦芽100％＞
Release: Apr. 12, 2016
Type: Japanese Beer (ビール)
Purchase Price: ￥274 (305mL bottle) @Sankus
New from the Kirin Ichiban line is Single Malt. This beer is brewed with a single variety of English grown organic Westminster Malt along side 100% organic hops. Utilizing Kirin’s “first press” process, they extract only the most flavorful part of the wort.
Kirin Single Malt pours out in the glass a deep golden color with a very yeasty, bready aroma. There are hints of fall-like spices on the nose: cinnamon, coriander seed, and nutmeg. It is full-bodied up front, huge on malt, complemented by a round sweetness. The finish is mellow leaving a perfect amount of bitterness lingering in the throat.
Kirin Ichiban Shibori Single Malt is an impressive beer, rich and hearty with an incredible depth of flavor. The use of organic ingredients aside, this beer is just a pure flavor packed punch! Everything from the nose to finish has been well calculated for optimum drinking enjoyment. All beer drinkers in Japan will have to give Kirin Ichiban Single Malt a go, as it is one of the best releases of the year from a Big Four brewer!