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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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1,182 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,182
Reviews: 501
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.71%
Wants: 122
Gots: 84 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Kiuchi Brewery visit their website

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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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Squidprint, Sep 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

A- pineapple yellow with a 1/16" white head and constant carbonation plumes. Head remains throughout and leave a frothy white lacing with every sip.

S- citrus peel, black pepper, fresh-baked wheat bread.

T- citrus hits immediately, transitions to a spicy black pepper and finishes with an almost sweet wheat.

M- the carbonation is present, but not as heavy as it appears it should be. Mouthfeel is thin to medium.

O- more complex than most witbiers I have tried, but the price ($6 for a 12 oz) would keep me from trying again. It was good, so I don't feel it was a waste, though.

Ungertaker, Feb 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

DamienI, Jul 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Monkeypuker, Dec 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Beervana, Aug 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

watchnerd, Aug 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

uturn, Apr 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

mfl620ks, Jan 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

shelby415, Aug 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

JAHMUR, Nov 20, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

shigg85, Jan 31, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

DioS, Aug 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

rm9679, Nov 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Swirl poured from a 330ml bottle into a glass beaker. A hazy golden yellow with a two finger white head which soon diminished to a thin layerr. Light lacing. Lemon, nutmeg and coriander smells.
Awesome taste. Bready malt up front followed by the spice mix then a nice sour citrus finish. Lots going on here. The flavours are well melded so it is hard to pick out individual components but there is a nice progression of flavours from front to back
Mouthfeel is light but nicely carbonated. Very refreshing. Highly drinkable. I could easily drink this all day. A masterful white ale. I would love to find this on tap.

scott451, Jul 09, 2010
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

THEOPTIMATOR88, Mar 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

elchingen, Feb 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Bwagner1122, Jun 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Brewt, Mar 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

rao2100, Sep 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

rdooley, Jul 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I purchased this at Downtown Wine & Spirits along with Tripel Karmeliet. This came in a brown 11.2 oz. bottle with a red owl on a blue background. I let this warm to approximately 50°F, and served it in an imperial pint glass.

Appearance: This beer pours a very hazy golden color, it almost seems to emit light. The beer is moderately carbonated, with a few soda-like bubbles sticking to the side of the glass. The beer is topped by a thick white head that diminishes quickly.

Smell: I get a dominant sour apple aroma, with some citrus and yeast notes.

Taste: The flavors at the front of the palate are masked by the carbonation, but I get spicy notes, with a slightly medicinal flavor. Sweetness makes a brief appearance at the center, but is overtaken by a citrusy sour character. The beer finishes dry with a lingering bitterness. Hops are present throughout the palate, but are mild and restrained, becoming mosst evident in the finish.

Mouthfeel: The carbonation is tingly, but only moderately so. The beer is on the medium side of light-bodied. It has a creamy almost oily feel.

Drinability: This is a nice beer, the flavors good, and it's really refreshing. Definitely easy to drink.

EPICAC, Jan 31, 2006
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

anaids, Dec 07, 2013
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ZEB89, Nov 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

beercatbrew, Jan 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

nrb1, Mar 24, 2013
Hitachino Nest White Ale from Kiuchi Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,182 ratings.