Hitachino Nest White Ale - Kiuchi Brewery
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Reviews by JaredKent:
4.78/5 rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Bottle, Poured into a Tulip Glass
Appearance: A thin, white head, no bigger than half a finger, forms on the immediate pour. This quickly dissipates into a nice foam over the top of the beer. Hazy and golden in color, this is a perfect looking white ale. About a 6 SRM.
Scent: Coriander is the first thing that hits my nose. Definitely has the spiciness of a traditional Belgian Wit. There is a bit of citrus towards the end, no doubt from some orange peel. The aroma carries a fantastic wheat scent that doesn't overwhelm the nose and works perfectly with the spice.
Taste: This beer is unmistakably a wheat ale. Definitely some wheat flavors on the front followed by hint of citrus. As the beer sits in your mouth there is a very slight acidity. On the finish you get the spiciness followed by a hint of bitterness, both from the hops and the orange peel.
Mouthfeel: Very smooth on the mouth with a light body. Upon hitting the tongue you immediately feel the high levels of carbonation dancing in your mouth. The effervescence complements the spices perfectly.
Overall: I've had a few White Ales cross my palate and I've become disappointed by anything outside of Belgium. American White Ales are lacking the warm, spicy flavors that are typically associated with a Belgian Wit. Most American Whites I try are very light in body and taste. This Japanese White Ale has reassured me that I don't need to stick with the Belgians to get a quality White Ale.
Serving type: bottle
12-28-2011 02:39:26 | More by JaredKent
More User Reviews:
4.09/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A: Cloudy bright straw colour, thin white head dissipates quickly, initially really carbonated but slowed.
S:Sweet, hoppy, slight citrus, hint of pepper.
M: Light and refreshing.
O: Overall extremely enjoyable, I don't like citrusy beers but this one is done really well. Highly recommend it!
Serving type: bottle
02-12-2014 13:42:44 | More by Breeza
Hitachino Nest White Ale from Kiuchi Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 969 ratings.