Hitachino Nest White Ale - Kiuchi Brewery
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4.36/5 rDev +6.3%
Appearance: A bright yellow color to this brew. Semi-clear but with a cloudy presence. Carbonation bubbled happily throughout enjoying the brew. Not a very significant head, just a thin layer remained on the outside of the glass.
Smell: A spiced aroma hit you right at the front of the aroma. A pleasant combination of yeast and citrus fruits on the undertones. Not an overpowering aroma, just settles in nicely while enjoying this brew.
Taste: Wow I was really surprised by this one. The front of the beer is a very pleasant light spice which transitions into an awesome orange peel wheat flavor. The brightness of the citrus mixed perfectly with the dry wheat presence. The layers of citrus keep flowing on the palette long after the brew is gone.
Mouthfeel: A perfect balance of hop dryness and overall sweetness makes this a very easy drinker. Keeps you reaching for the glass over and over.
Overall: Really happy about this brew. Good beer can be found all over the world!
02-07-2013 03:32:25 | More by KFBR392
4.5/5 rDev +9.8%
This is my second taste of Kiuchi and the second winner. The ginger beer was a best of (a very limited) breed. This is also excellent. I still haven't tried the stout they were raving about, but it's in the fridge.
This one pours to look gorgeous. The thin head keeps giving, but not pumping. The aroma is a bit unique. A nice blend of things, but nothing jumps out and slaps you (it's not an American style so this is good).
The taste is a beautiful balance of malt, yeast and faintly, some hops. There is a slight fruitiness - sweetness from the combo. It is a very clean and pure tasting brew.
The aftertaste is wonderful. I wish I had five or six of these to guzzle, but for $4.99 a bottle, it is a luxury I will have to forgo. There are other less expensive representatives of the style that make more sense, but there isn't anything here I could fault outside of the price.
02-03-2013 18:18:54 | More by schoolboy
3.73/5 rDev -9%
From Slowbeer. BB 10 2013
Pours a straw body. Fizzy one finger head, little lace.
Aromas of yeast, creamy nutmeg.
Taste is surprising for a Wit. Very very creamy and soft. Wheat, yeast, orange in the mix, as it the nutmeg, a little spice/clove.
Mouthfeel smoother than you might expect. Medium bodied.
Different altogether. A bit worried this is the best beer from Japan, tho, on BA ! Would be a good beer to get togther with fellow BAs and discuss....
aside - mrs heygeebee thought - smelt of flowers, tasted like apricot crumble... (!)
01-27-2013 08:14:01 | More by heygeebee
3.88/5 rDev -5.4%
Bottle: squat little 330mL brown bottle with an interesting label. Cute owl too.
Appearance: cloudy pour with a thin-looking body and light but fine carbonation. A disappointingly minimal head with very little lacing.
Aroma: an impressive blend of quality wheats, spices and orchard fruits - apple and pear.
Taste: quite different to the usual witbier - instead of the traditional banana and cloves, this definite quality wheats similar to the nose, but with orange peel, and peppery spices. Quite a thick feel, which takes a bit to get used to.
Aftertaste: citric and pine hops linger somewhat.
Mouth feel: quite heavy - perhaps a little too much so, for a witbier. Almost gritty in feel. The fine carbonation is spot on though.
Overall: a very interesting take on the witbier- different feel and flavours. Pretty expensive, but you get what you pay for I suppose.
01-26-2013 23:50:12 | More by SmashPants
Hitachino Nest White Ale from Kiuchi Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,155 ratings.