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Hitachino Nest White Ale - Kiuchi Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,241 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 1,241
Reviews: 506
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.71%
Wants: 127
Gots: 108 | 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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4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

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

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.04/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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Photo of illpass78
3.73/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

11.2 ounce bottle poured into a weizen glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy yellow with a one-and-a-half finger white head. Lots of carbonation.

Aroma: Orange peel, lemon, spices, a little pineapple. Some floral quality, some wheat.

Taste: Follows the nose. Pretty fruit-forward - lemon, orange peel, pineapple are all there. Also some spice.

Mouthfeel: This beer has a summery depth. Kind of light, but not abnormally so for the style.

Overall: Decent wheat beer. Certainly better than Blue Moon, which seems to be its American analogue. Would try more from Kiuchi.

illpass78, Wednesday at 01:43 AM
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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Photo of mscudder
4.44/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pleased to grab a fresh bottle in Tokyo. Bottled < 1 month ago.

A - Cloudy and opaque yellow hue. Good carbonation with a quality head which receded promptly.

S - Lemon peel, citrus, pale malts and a pinch of nutmeg.

T - Clean floral sweetness with subtle notes of coriander and a touch citrus. Damn good balance.

M - Really nice body for the style: fresh lemon with moderate carbonation keeps the beer prickly while maintaining a strong body for the style.

O - This is one of the best Wits your yen can buy. I can only hope it is comparable in the States.

mscudder, Oct 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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Hitachino Nest White Ale from Kiuchi Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,241 ratings.