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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 tonton
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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
Photo of johnson3000
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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

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

Brewt, Mar 12, 2013
Photo of IanSpindler
4/5  rDev -2.4%

IanSpindler, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.95/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle pour at 38 Degrees in Alhambra, CA.

Pours a murky light yellow with a foamy white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, spices, and yeast. Taste is much the same with a fruity flavor on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

UCLABrewN84, Mar 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

xacidx, Mar 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Hairrrrrrrr, Mar 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

KhangGarrett, Mar 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

amejia79, Mar 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev -26.8%

sodensp, Mar 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

foodie9791, Mar 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

CaptainNomihodai, Feb 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Maillard, Feb 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

wonothesane42, Feb 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Bnoise11, Feb 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -26.8%

DarkLordPsycho, Feb 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

ystazi, Feb 18, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Alek, Feb 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

nasastrums, Feb 14, 2013
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5/5  rDev +22%

markmcconv, Feb 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

BamfBacon, Feb 11, 2013
Photo of jsisko01
3.96/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Pours a hazy yellow color with an inch thick, creamy white head that dissipates after a minute. Has a very nice lacing.

Smell - Quite spicy. Light citrus with clove, coriander, and wheat.

Taste - It's pretty delicious. But it's a little too spicy for my liking.. mostly just because I have acid reflux. But it's great tasting. Citrus up front, followed clove, coriander, and white pepper. Wheat is more dominant in the finish, with a somewhat musty flavor and light bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied with very high carbonation. Too much if you ask me

Overall - This beer is really good. I wish I could have enjoyed it better (if it wasn't for my acid reflux).

jsisko01, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of brendan12
4.85/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I have always been a fan of Japanese beer and Belgian whites. Little did I know that I could have both in the same beer. I would highly recommend trying this beer if you have the chance and enjoy mild to medium flavored full bodied beers or are a fan of either style.

brendan12, Feb 08, 2013
Hitachino Nest White Ale from Kiuchi Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,206 ratings.