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Hitachino Nest White Ale - Kiuchi Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,212 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 1,212
Reviews: 503
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.71%
Wants: 124
Gots: 97 | 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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Photo of Jayman931
4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottled poured into snifter

a- hazy creme golden color

s- nice light citrus almost lemon note...wheat....

t- little sour...spiced taste....nice wheat finish...light and crisp

m- light moutheel...tingley(think from carbonation)

o- I enjoyed it....not my favorite style of beer but this is very good...recommend it

Jayman931, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of elock
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

elock, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of Hoppsbabo
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Clouded straw with a dissipating white head.

S: Floral with notes of coriander, orange squash and nutmeg.

T: Oh, nice and bitter. What a surprise. Getting the infused nutmeg at the back. Sharp and tart with an orange squash flavour. Very little coriander, unlike from what I was getting from the nose. Not bready but still has a malt base of sorts. Has a very slight bacon/meat flavour.

O: Hoegaarden and Blue Moon put me off witbier for years but a mate bought one of these for me and I've found it very refreshing.

Hoppsbabo, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of juicebox
5/5  rDev +22%

juicebox, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of Backpackbelle
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Backpackbelle, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of stumac
4/5  rDev -2.4%

stumac, Jun 27, 2013
Photo of Tiernan
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Tiernan, Jun 26, 2013
Photo of saintmike
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

saintmike, Jun 26, 2013
Photo of JeffTheJuice
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

JeffTheJuice, Jun 26, 2013
Photo of Chugs13
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Chugs13, Jun 26, 2013
Photo of GraduatedCashew
4/5  rDev -2.4%

GraduatedCashew, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of pauldevay
4/5  rDev -2.4%

pauldevay, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of FLima
3.78/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy yellow color with a two finger head with good retention.
Aroma of flowers, citrus and a hint of bile (?).
Very different and original taste, flavor of expensive white wine. Very acid and with an elegant sourness and some floral and herbal hops. Notes of lemon, orange peel and condiments. Very dry aftertaste with a residual citrus lemon note.
Medium body with good effervescent carbonation.
This was a quite pleasant surprise, very original and refreshing. Differs from Belgian wittier given its sourness and the predominant green grapes taste. You got to try it.

FLima, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of kew
4/5  rDev -2.4%

kew, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of cdwil
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

cdwil, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of deadliest
4/5  rDev -2.4%

deadliest, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of Murrhey
3.68/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a standard pressure-cap bottle into a semi-conic glass in high elevation Kalispell, Mont. Best-by Dec. 5, 2013 (I think). Reviewed live.

A- One-finger white creamy head with relatively rapidly eroding retention. Hangs around as thin, clear lacing and white floaters. Golden color with high clarity and active carbonation. Excellent looking witbier.

S- I'm getting the wheat, the coriander, some citrusy notes and some sweetness. I can;t quite pinpoint what citrus I'm smelling, but it's certainly a fruity, zesty little beer. Attractive aroma.

T- Has the citrus that it should, but the spices and underlying Belgian-style yeasts keep it earth and less dramatic. Has good flavor, not incredibly detailed, but good.

M- Medium bodied, slightly creamy with a grainy, wet finish.

O- One of the best Wits I have had. Not great, but I'm not a big fan of the style.

Murrhey, Jun 21, 2013
Photo of JimGlonke
4/5  rDev -2.4%

JimGlonke, Jun 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

JohnBender, Jun 19, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Wsherry1, Jun 18, 2013
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3/5  rDev -26.8%

KBJ2903, Jun 17, 2013
Photo of yanosh
4/5  rDev -2.4%

yanosh, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of adityashekhar
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

adityashekhar, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of kguard
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

kguard, Jun 15, 2013
Hitachino Nest White Ale from Kiuchi Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,212 ratings.