Kirin Ichiban has a smooth, full-bodied and refreshing taste. Kirin Ichiban is brewed with the finest ingredients, including two-row barley malt and the finest Saaz hops imported from the Czech
Republic. Kirin's proprietary yeast strain is used along with a special "first press" brewing process,
which extracts the most flavorful portion of the ingredients.
The full-bodied, yet smooth taste of Kirin Ichiban and Kirin Light pair well with a variety of Asian
dishes, including Asian-fusion meals and sushi. Kirin refers to a mythic beast, half dragon and half
deer, from ancient Chinese mythology as a symbol of well-being and good fortune.