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Hitachino Nest Anbai Ale - Kiuchi Brewery

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Hitachino Nest Anbai Ale
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80 Ratings
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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 8.72%
Wants: 7
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
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Japan

Style | ABV
Gose |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: JAHMUR on 12-04-2013

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Ratings: 80 | Reviews: 9
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Photo of chinchill
3.3/5  rDev -15.4%

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.

Photo of Auraan
4.39/5  rDev +12.6%
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.

Photo of trentbent
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

Photo of Treyliff
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap

A- pours a hazy golden with a small creamy white head, good retention, leaving some lacing behind

S- sweet plumb aroma up front with notes of toasted wheat, salty

T- on of the sweeter goes that I've tried, the plumbs are really prominent and refreshing, salty mid-palate with a crisp toasted wheat finish

M- medium body with low carbonation leads to a slightly foamy mouthfeel that continues to the finish

O- a different take on the style that is sweet, salty and refreshing

Photo of HattedClassic
4.27/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice plum notes in the smell and taste. Lightly sour and the sea salt adds a unique taste and smell not found in others. The beer is not excessively sour but that's a plus. Nice orange color.

Photo of AmyfaceNYC
3.67/5  rDev -5.9%
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.

Photo of dar482
3.68/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The beer comes in a light hazy straw yellow color.

The flavor has apricot, unripen plum, lots of wheat. There's barely any salt quality. A sweetness of honey in the middle and then a huge dense amount of lavender and perfume on the back.

Not really to style, but a good drinking brew.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Newhall Refinery in Newhall, CA.

Pours a hazy golden-yellow with a foamy off-white head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of wheat, grain, earth, and slight fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly sour grain, plum, and fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with nice plum and fruit flavors, but the smell is quite subtle for anything.

Serving type: on tap.

Photo of rudzud
4.52/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Enjoyed on tap at the Armsby Abbey. Poured into a stemmed tulip.

A - Poured a nearly lightly hazy rich golden hue with a thin one finger white head that leaves wonderful light lacing and a thin blanket.

S - Aromas of, well, the ocean and salt plums. Great fresh salt air with a sweet and sour plum thing going for it. Like taking a deep whiff from a bag of salted plums.

T - Taste is very clean. Great salty sweet going on. Wonderful salt water flavours, lightly mineral notes with a great sour and sweet plum going on. The plum works amazingly with the salt and really explodes on the pallet. Alcohol hidden very nicely.

M - Mouthfeel is great, super crisp and clean with no alcohol noticeable.

O - Overall this beer was just delicious. The salty sour sweet going on was incredible. Would love to get my hands on some bottles of this!

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Hitachino Nest Anbai Ale from Kiuchi Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.