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Hitachino Nest White Ale - Kiuchi Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,127 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 1,127
Reviews: 500
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 11.68%
Wants: 108
Gots: 63 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Kiuchi Brewery visit their website
Japan

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-13-2001)
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erz316

Indiana

4.47/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2 floz bottle into Brooklyn pokal

A - a nice white haze over comes the hazy golden body, while a thin white head sits upon top of the beer.

S - there is a citrus like scent in the forground, most like orange, not to acrid like lemon or grape fruit, but with enough sweet in it to distinguish it from the the sweetness of grapefruit. the background is a fairly one dimensional spice of ginger powder, concentrated, and becomes quite potent when fixating on it.

T - initial taste is a bit bitter, with some of the ginger flavour making a small appearance. the finish begins the real tasting experience: there is orange peel, spicy clove and ginger all mixing together as the beer trickles down my throat. the after taste is even more glorious, with a slight malt sweetness mixing in with the medley of spices.

MF&D - not many complaints, I just havent had that much experience with witbier to know whether this is a knockout mf&d or not. the carbonation is crisp and the body perfect, making a really truly creamy beer that is great.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2009 17:38:39 | More by erz316
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Brew_42

Massachusetts

3.89/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance- Pale cloudy yellow with a white head

Smell- Citrus and fruits. Less spice than most witbiers

Taste- Follows the nose. Citrus (more orange than lemon) with a light amount of spice. This is different than most witbiers I have tried that seem to have more of a lemon kick than orange.

MF- Crisp and refreshing

Overall- Another great beer, 2 for 2 with this brewery cant wait to try another

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2014 16:13:00 | More by Brew_42
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Texas

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

08-01-2014 14:52:57 | More by Dello
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Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

07-31-2014 20:21:07 | More by mcrawford
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Washington

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

07-31-2014 18:13:16 | More by Adamostella
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Texas

3/5  rDev -27%

07-31-2014 17:39:46 | More by Westyn
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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

07-31-2014 03:21:29 | More by Guinnsslvr
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ASirahSyrah

Texas

4.49/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is one of the more delicious and refreshing beverages I've had this summer! What makes it even more impressive is that the Japanese have jumped on board with micro-brewing and put this little gem out. I would definitely recommend it for...well anything apart from a philosophical evening with friends. Very happy to have picked it up; quite satisfied.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2014 00:12:08 | More by ASirahSyrah
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Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

07-30-2014 01:34:00 | More by Gregvg
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.7%

07-29-2014 22:15:37 | More by Latarnik
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Indiana

4/5  rDev -2.7%

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Indiana

4/5  rDev -2.7%

07-27-2014 13:23:44 | More by heysuz
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California

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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Indiana

4/5  rDev -2.7%

07-27-2014 01:58:12 | More by mattboyer182
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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

07-26-2014 01:03:53 | More by justme
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Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

a pretty famous beer here, it has eluded me somehow until now. picked this up under 6 bucks over at colorado liquor mart, who is still chugging along with some hidden gems in the back there. a nice take on a wit, different than almost all of them because of (what i perceive anyway) this fresh ginger in here. a blonde beer with a golden flare, clear for the style, and while there are a ton of bubbles in it, no head really ever builds up. the nose is almost like ginger ale, its so potent to me, i have to believe there is real ginger in it. belgian type yeast is also fruity, while some malt other than wheat i think makes an appearance, giving some light caramel flavors as a base. ginger and cracked pepper in the finish, this could pass as a saison on the yeast character alone, less belgian than saison in that regard. super refreshing, and even though it looks flat, there are a lot of bubbles here in solution. my first beer from this operation is a winner, i like this a lot, different from the masses but still comfortably within what the style asks for. perfect hot weather refresher. super dig it.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2014 22:28:02 | More by StonedTrippin
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DamienI

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

07-24-2014 16:02:38 | More by DamienI
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Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

07-23-2014 16:17:09 | More by thufflife
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Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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Romania

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Romania

4/5  rDev -2.7%

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Hitachino Nest White Ale from Kiuchi Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,127 ratings.