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Hitachino Nest Anbai Ale - Kiuchi Brewery

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Hitachino Nest Anbai Ale
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BA SCORE
88
very good

65 Ratings
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 9.21%
Wants: 4
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Japan

Style | ABV
Gose |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: JAHMUR on 12-04-2013)
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

QuentinCall, Jan 03, 2014
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3.3/5  rDev -15.6%

On tap at the Thirsty Monk (AVL).
Slighty hazy amber body with a weak head.
Mildly funky and fruity aroma; moderately floral.
Flavor. Medium-low tartness and bitterness; lightly salty. Interesting, with an unexpected slight funk.

chinchill, Sep 13, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured a gorgeous cloudy golden color with a thin white head that dissipated quickly leaving little lacing. Quite nice looking. Scents of fruity esters, ume plums, salt water and apricot. Very nice, crisp and inviting, not overly complex, but very reminiscent of umeboshi. Taste begins with flavors of apricot, ume plum and a nice fruity sourness. In the middle sourness increases and a pleasant undercurrent of salt water appears. The finish is sour ume plum, salt water and a hint of grainy malt. Aftertaste is sour with grainy malt and salty undertones. A very refreshing flavor that combines ume a and other fruit flavors with salt and sour and a hint of grain. Very well done. Mouthfeel is light bodied with moderate carbonation and a wet, juicy feel. Very light and refreshing. Excellent. Overall this is an excellent ale, though I cannot rightly compare it to other goses. What it is, is a nice, refreshing ale with a nice, uniquely Japanese flavor. I recommend it.

Auraan, Mar 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Griffith, Jan 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

Sammy, Feb 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

cjgator3, Jul 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

woodchip, Aug 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

ironchefkook, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of trentbent
4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Well gotdamn! If anyone can make plum liquor it's the Japanese, says I upon ordering this. It's delish!

A- cloudy straw brown that picks up the light well.

S- the first and possibly only smell I get is ocean salt. It's sharp and short and would probably be nice if it weren't raining outside, but I don't want to smell the ocean right now. This beer is laughing at me.

T- this beer shines on flavor. It's the beer it is with plum and salt. It tastes like that. It tastes like a privilege. Good.

M- balanced, salty.

O- my wife tasted this beer and just said it tastes weird. Anyway. I like it. It's sour sweet and salty. Give it a try if you are fortunate enough to come across this unique brew from what must be Japan's most prestigious craft brewery.

trentbent, Dec 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

MichaelLamb, Nov 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Hutch517, Jul 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

macesq, Jun 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

mkirkland80, Oct 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

ivyman, Aug 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Cloaked_Phantom, Jul 19, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +9.5%

BeerBuzzGuy, Aug 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

campfirebrew, Apr 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

billyshears, Dec 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

oline73, May 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

rrski198, Jan 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

liamt07, Aug 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Mersh, Aug 24, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

This beer has, as you might expect, mildly sour plum flavors. However, the flavors are very subdued and gentle--delicate, even. I didn't taste the salt that others have noted (and that is appropriate for a gose) but I wasn't looking out for it either. Beer is rather thin and light. A little on the crisp side. Definitely refreshing and pleasant but not super memorable.

AmyfaceNYC, May 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

outoffocus, Jun 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

BradC, Apr 23, 2014
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Hitachino Nest Anbai Ale from Kiuchi Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.