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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
91
outstanding

1,293 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 1,293
Reviews: 514
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.98%
Wants: 140
Gots: 135 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Kiuchi Brewery visit their website
Japan

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-13-2001

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3.31/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.53/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cgrunin
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of almostjay
3.29/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ronniebruner
1.38/5  rDev -66.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

Okay, I know I'm in the minority here, but I found this beer to be highly disgusting. This was literally one of the worse beers I have ever had. I really wanted to like this beer, but honestly it was just not that good. This is one of the few times I disagree with the Bros. I had this beer at the Westin Inn in Napa, CA at a nice restaurant, so I figured lets give this a try! The beer started off very promising with a white color, almost the color of toothpaste. It had a very light aroma, but when I sipped it thats when it all went downhill. The beer tasted like dirty dishwater, so bad I asked the waiter to bring me another. I did not pour this one in hopes that maybe the soapy taste was a dirty glass, it was not. I drank the next one straight from the bottle. It was terrible. I don't know what spice they use in this but the spices simply do not work. This is probably the worst beer I have ever had, which sucks because I paid $10 for it and I really wanted to like it. I normally don't slam a beer like this, but this is putrid.

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4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.29/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Peach, light yellow with a slight pink tinge. Unfiltered, not quite opaque, no head, cloudy, some apparent carbonation.

S: Cinamon toast, allspice, cloves, poplar tree sap, pepper.

T: Light, watery, with spices in the background like allspice, cloves, poplar tree sap and pepper.

M: Light and watery, medium carbonation. Like soda water.

O: Refreshing, light and spritzy like a soda, spices are present. Would go well on a hot day or with salads, light foods and cold cuts.

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4.36/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.85/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.31/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Almost yellow with a creamy white head which disipates at moderate speed. Leaves a little bit of lacing, but this works it's way down the glass back into the beer.

S - Lots of Coriander and Nutmeg to begin with, with a little bit of Citrussy orange and slight wheat following.

T - Sweet orange, followed by the Nutmeg and Coriander, with some bready wheat in the middle. Finishes with bitter Orange.

M - This has a lot more body than a classic Wit and is almost creamy. Feels big in the mouth and finishes medium dry.

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4.34/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.26/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

11.2 oz bottle, poured into a tulip glass at approximately 45 degrees F.

A: Pours a cloudy deep golden straw, and forms roughly two fingers of white head that dies swiftly to a ring. Carbonation flows continuously from the bottom of the glass.

S: Funk swirls out of the aroma first, almost leading me to wonder if this is actually a saison rather than a wit. Citrus and spices follow, wreathed in the mustiness, and a very faint touch of wheat brings up the rear.

T: Wow, that's citrus - this beer is extremely heavy on the orange notes. The musty funk from the scent carries through to the taste as well, as if one is drinking orange juice that is just past it's "drink by" date and is starting to turn sour. Some spice swims far off in the distance of the flavor profile, though I'd be hard-pressed to pull individual spice notes out from the blanket of sour orange juice. At the finish, there's a distinct carbonation sharpness and bite.

M: Light and highly carbonated, this is a sharp, dry beer.

O: Were this beer classified as some form of saison, I'd be all about the sourness that's present. It seems a bit out of place for a witbier, though. I can appreciate why this is rated as highly as it is, given the tendency towards appreciation for sours/wilds and intense flavors. I find this to be a very simple, club-you-over-the-head-with-a-single-flavor beer, which is not what I'm looking for in any Belgian style. Not my favorite wit.

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Hitachino Nest White Ale from Kiuchi Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 1,293 ratings.