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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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1,265 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,265
Reviews: 510
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.95%
Wants: 134
Gots: 118 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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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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look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This Wit has a very good reputation so I'm expecting a good showing for me.

From the old Trix commercial....it's a lemon yellow,(cloudy) good stoutish head of foam to begin with but it does shrink rather quickly. There isn't an abundance of lacing left behind.

The smell is classic Witbier, with lovely coriander, wheat, some nice sweet notes kind of sugar candi like, light clove, a refreshing? fruitiness of lemon zest. Nose, move over. It's mouth's turn.

And the enjoyment continues. There are no surprises at all in the taste. A wonderfully fully flavoured Wit that expresses everything I mentioned in the smell but...it's so darn smooth and balanced. This drives the drinkability right out of the ball park for me. 24.3 ounces of pure nectar and I see, looking at the bottom of the bottle, a whole lot of stubborn sentiment. Get in me glass, I say!

A near perfect mouthfeel with the abv right where it ought to be, I reckon THIS is what I'd call one of the benchmarks for the style. No doot aboot it.

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A uniquely pleasant aroma and a deliciously complex and balanced flavor. Ridiculously drinkable.

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Hitachino Nest White Ale from Kiuchi Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,265 ratings.