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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

1,294 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 1,294
Reviews: 514
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.98%
Wants: 141
Gots: 136 | 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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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip

A- Yellow gold, hazy, lots of yeast chunks suspended in the body. Thin white head leaves some good lacing around the glass.

S- Fragrant, floral ( a bit of a perfume scent), lemongrass, and a mild sweet bread malt.

T- Sweet, wheaty, and spicy. Some citrus. All mild and light. Refreshing.

M- Tingle of carbonation, light. A bit of viscosity, and a subtle spicy finish.

O- Pretty good brew. It doesn’t feel the best, but the aroma is very nice, and flavor is good and refreshing.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: A cloudy yellow, with a snow-white head that positively glitters in the light. The bubbles are tight and tiny at first, then relax to form round, uniform beads. A truly beautiful beer.

Smell: Remarkably floral notes mix well with a summery pineapple and apricot punch. A bready foundation comes through as the beer warms.

Taste: While bitterness is absent, there is a strong floral hop taste that makes me feel as if I'm drinking honeysuckle perfume. The pineapple that I was looking forward to after smelling the beer is, unfortunately, nowhere to be found, and the apricot fades into a quick spritz of lemon. Fortunately, a light clove-like flavor brings a bit of welcome complexity. Although the taste is altogether enjoyable in spite of the aforementioned disappointments, it's also strangely faint, as if a small group of ghostly esters is just floating across the top of the glass.

Mouthfeel: Medium mouthfeel and medium-high carbonation, with a pleasant effervescent quality.

Overall: Not how I remembered this beer. I remember thinking it was absolutely lovely...but that was years ago. The floral character is fascinating, but the lemon soda water flavor that goes along with it is not. I could smell and gaze at this beer all day, but I would rather taste another.

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Hitachino Nest White Ale from Kiuchi Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 1,294 ratings.