This lager's special "first press" method produces pure smooth flavours. Its noble hops create an appetising floral aroma, complemented by a delicate fruity character. This full-bodied palate has a subtle sweetness punctuated by mild bitter notes.
Kirin Megumi's clean, fresh finish is a key characteristic of a crisp lager, which makes it the perfect beer to cleanse the palate when enjoyed with food.
Kirin Megumi uses a unique brewing method called First Press, the craft of extracting only the first press of liquid from the finest malt – when ingredients are at their purest.
Est. 1888 Yoyohama, Japan. Kirin Megumi embodies the Japanese spirit of ingenuity and time-honoured craftsmanship dedicated to pure taste.
Malt: Pale Lager
Hops: Pacific Gem, Pacific Jade, Hallertau Tradition, Hallertau Select, Sazz and Hop Extract
Yeast: Australian Lager Yeast
NOTE: This beer was previously known as Kirin Ichiban First Press and has been re-branded to Kirin Megumi in Australia and New Zealand. Under the agreement the Japanese-brewed versions of this beer have ceased to be imported into Australia and New Zealand. They have been replaced with the locally brewed version that is brewed and bottled at Lion Nathan’s Malt Shovel Brewery in Camperdown, Sydney. This beer features new packaging graphics will be unique to Australia and New Zealand.