I’m racing through a bit of a beer overstock situation – well, as much as I ever race with drinking. (Not much.)
Here’s a slightly confusing one, Kirin Ichiban First Press, I’ve reviewed a brew called Kirin Ichiban before, and I’m not sure if First Press is totally different. Because, while there are obvious differences – the label and alcohol % – the name is causing me some trouble. What little Japanese I do know tells me that Ichiban means ‘first something’, so it’s possible that the new label merely includes the translation, where the previous one didn’t. Anyway, I’ve thrown caution to the wind and called it a new beer.
If you can’t be bothered reading the whole thing, I’m not a big fan of this one.