Hitachino Nest White Ale - Kiuchi Brewery
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Reviews by packetknife:
3.68/5 rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
It's been a few years since I saw this brewer on the local shelves. Poured cloudy copper-yellow with an aggressively bubbly almost bleached-white head that faded in a few breaths. Citrus and honey on the nose, a bit of malt, and a tiny hint of some spice. Tastes like tart frozen yogurt on the tongue, almsot exactly... thing original tart hagaan daaz frozen yogurt. Then a bit of malt at the end. Heavily carbonated which I'm guessing compensates for the very thin consistency. This isn't a bad beer, it's not a great beer, but it's still a brewer I have a keen interest in trying as often as I can.
Serving type: bottle
06-27-2009 18:39:54 | More by packetknife
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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
Hitachino Nest White Ale from Kiuchi Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,120 ratings.