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Hitachino Nest White Ale - Kiuchi Brewery

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Hitachino Nest White AleHitachino Nest White Ale

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,089 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 1,089
Reviews: 497
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 11.68%
Wants: 105
Gots: 57 | 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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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

4.43/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

720ml bottle poured into pint glass nov28 2009

A a cloudy golden yellow with lots of carbonation and a fingers worth of bone white head with decent retention falling to a thin film that leaves a few patches of lace

S like cereal with a fair bit of coriander and a little bit of lemon

T a decent wit from Japan? believe it! this has all the usual flavors clove,citrus,spice and wheat but it's blended so well I'm just stoked by this one a very nice surprise

M thin but good carbonation gives it a very light feel on par for the style

D this might get a 5 had I drank it on a hot sunny day, but even with snow on the ground it's sinking like a ship

not what I expect from a Japanese white ale, keeping that in mind I didn't know what to expect from Japanese micro's. this is the second beer I've had from this brewer and I must admit I'm looking forward to my third

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2009 02:26:19 | More by wordemupg
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4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
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Bottle drank at Good Luck in Rochester, NY.

Pours a hazy golden yellow, with a half inch head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells like orange, lemon, spices and yeast.

This is one of my favorite Wits I've ever tried- because they toned down the spices and yeast flavors (still there, but more subtle) and ramped up the delicate orange peel and lemon zest flavors. There's also some grassy hop flavor, wheat bitterness, fruity yeast esters, and spicing I can't distinguish. Very delicious, and goes down quite easily.

Light bodied, crisp at the front, slightly creamy at the back of each sip. Medium amount of carbonation, with the tiniest of carbonation bites.

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Any head here is no more than a half-finger of white foam which dissipates quickly. The ale is a quite cloudy lemon straw color, with lots of sediment suspended throughout.

Its aroma is mostly of orange zest and lemon, with some spices liking nutmeg and coriander coming through. Possibly some cardamom, and maybe even a bit of mango and pineapple. There's also the always-pleasant sweet bread dough smell of the Belgian styles. Slightly musty.

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The light body and bubbly carbonation feel right on.

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Hitachino Nest White Ale from Kiuchi Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,089 ratings.