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Hitachino Nest White Ale - Kiuchi Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,206 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 1,206
Reviews: 503
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.71%
Wants: 123
Gots: 95 | 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 HabiMendes
4.74/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Wow. We have here a pale-looking appearance, yet pretty golden for a Witbier, hazy with a white, creamy neck. The aroma emanates oranges, honey, coriander seeds, peper and herbs (more of those than the similarly-wonderful Allagash White).

The flavor brings up the pepper, an expressive orange juice (one of the ingredients here), and a little bit of honey. The body is light, super-refreshing, with a great carbonation. Amazing, wonderful Witbier.

HabiMendes, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of Jason1337
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Jason1337, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of JCFritt
3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

JCFritt, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of Janeinma
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Janeinma, Apr 25, 2013
Photo of Kerrie
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Kerrie, Apr 25, 2013
Photo of YeastEnthusiast
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

YeastEnthusiast, Apr 23, 2013
Photo of Mythos82
4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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
Photo of In_Control_Mike
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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

mjgrady, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of Arsenal0328
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Arsenal0328, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of GRG1313
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

GRG1313, Apr 09, 2013
Photo of jadams11
3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

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

Lost_in_Prawet, Apr 05, 2013
Photo of Donger69
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Donger69, Apr 04, 2013
Photo of dwagner003
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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

BAsbill, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of Poupae
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Poupae, Mar 28, 2013
Photo of Muhly
4.48/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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
Photo of nrb1
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

nrb1, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of hopoilcrazy
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

hopoilcrazy, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of bwarren82
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

bwarren82, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of bh123
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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

HollyHops, Mar 22, 2013
Photo of Falcon91Wolvrn03
4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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
Photo of Hultkrantz
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Hultkrantz, Mar 16, 2013
Hitachino Nest White Ale from Kiuchi Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,206 ratings.