These tasting notes from Kirin are amazing:
Kirin Ichiban represents a rich culture of meticulousness. In a way, it’s an art form of its own. We choose every ingredient and carry out every step of the process with awareness true to Japanese craftsmanship. Crafted with the finest ingredients for freshness and pure enjoyment. Opening to a smooth, rich flavour. Typically, 100% malt beer delivers a strong and heavy taste, but, when brewed only from the first wort, a smooth, rich flavour ensues. This flavour is the pure flavour of the malt. This taste makes Kirin Ichiban the perfect accompaniment to Japanese cuisine, which is known for its subtle and delicate flavours.