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Hitachino Nest White Ale - Kiuchi Brewery

Hitachino Nest White AleHitachino Nest White Ale

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,002 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1002
Reviews: 492
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 11.89%


Brewed by:
Kiuchi Brewery visit their website
Japan

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

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

Indiana

4.47/5  rDev +8.5%
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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This is a great spiced/flavored beer. It has an unfiltered appearance and yeasty smell. The orange and allspice hits you right away and there are yeasty after-notes. It has a thick mouth feel and smooth finish. No harsh aftertaste and very little carbonation. This is a very pleasant spring/summer beer and one that will definitely find it's way into my fridge more often.

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S: Funky yeast, light citrus, melon, and mild spices. Simple, but expressive and balanced.

T: The funk has some tartness/sourness, just a tad to make it refreshing. Again, hints, nothing more, of lemon and orange fruits, all underlined with very faint clove, white pepper, coriander.

M: Light, low acidity, but crisp and refreshing, fine carbonation- just the right amount, lively but not bloating or overly prickly.

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A: really damn cloudy, honey-ish yellow in color.... 1/2" white head, fizzy, falls fast.... all but a thin outer ring of foam, no lace

S: absolutely stellar, inviting aromas - spiced orange, candied ginger(?).... not a clear, naked coriander scent.... clove.... altogether, has a decidedly ginger snap quality, with a background hint of orange zest.... mmmm

T: blend of citrusy flavors up front - lemon/lime, flowery orange... fair bit of lightly-doughy malt in the middle... quick zip of ginger spice during the finish... looong-lingering lemon sugar and pale malt flavors in the aftertaste... with enough time in between sips, the coriander starts to emerge, swimming in a pool of something like Froot Loops or Trix(?!)...

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Hitachino Nest White Ale from Kiuchi Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,002 ratings.