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Hitachino Nest White Ale - Kiuchi Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,176 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 1,176
Reviews: 501
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.71%
Wants: 122
Gots: 84 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

YeastEnthusiast, Apr 23, 2013
Photo of Mythos82
4.28/5  rDev +4.4%

This was a great beer that had a 1 finger head that poured into a pint with good lacing.

Smell was spiced nicely with sweet smells.

Taste was unique to say the least and left a pleasant after taste.

Overall this beer was a pleasant beer found on a great trip to Chicago over 6 years ago that leaves me returning to Kiuchi Brewery beers every chance I can.

Mythos82, Apr 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

In_Control_Mike, Apr 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

mjgrady, Apr 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Arsenal0328, Apr 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

GRG1313, Apr 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

jadams11, Apr 06, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Lost_in_Prawet, Apr 05, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Donger69, Apr 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

dwagner003, Apr 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

BAsbill, Mar 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Poupae, Mar 28, 2013
Photo of Muhly
4.48/5  rDev +9.3%

650 ml bottle poured into a brandy snifter.

A-slightly hazy yellow and gold with two fingers of white head. Looks pretty carbonated. Decent retention and lacing. Nothing overly interesting or strong, but whatever.

S-apples, ginger and a bit of pepper. The ginger really strikes me as it asserts itself without being cloying or overbearing.

T-ginger and pepper with light fruity sweetness.

M-light mouthfeel with effervescent carbonation. Sweetness melts on the tongue giving way to a crisp clean finish.

O-a fantastically refreshing beer. Provides just a glint of sweetness and a sassy bit of spice and pepper without overwhelming the palate. Refined, clean and delicious.

Muhly, Mar 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

nrb1, Mar 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

hopoilcrazy, Mar 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

bwarren82, Mar 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

bh123, Mar 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

HollyHops, Mar 22, 2013
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4.35/5  rDev +6.1%

Appearance – Pours a cloudy yellow straw color with a touch of sediment. Has a nice head that leaves a thin covering on the beer for a long time. Lacing is light.

Smell – Coriander, ginger, and a hint of lemon zest. Very nice!

Taste – Wheat ale, lemon, ginger, can coriander.

Mouthfeel – Thin, lightly carbonated.

Drinkability – Very easy drinking. One of the best witbeirs I’ve had!

Falcon91Wolvrn03, Mar 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Hultkrantz, Mar 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

A very good wheat beer, quite light and zesty. First note on taste is citrus, with spices, but a little bit of a soapy tinge as well. Wheat is not overwhelming.

Would buy this again if it were the same price as Hoegaarden, but since it's double the price where I am, and not easy to find, I'll pass.

tonton, Mar 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

johnson3000, Mar 15, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Duchesse, Mar 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Brewt, Mar 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

IanSpindler, Mar 11, 2013
Hitachino Nest White Ale from Kiuchi Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,176 ratings.