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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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1,309 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,309
Reviews: 516
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.98%
Wants: 148
Gots: 155 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-13-2001

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4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into tulip for hitachino bottle tasting fest 2013. Not much head golden haze color. Spicy yeast with a lager like aroma... Easy wheaty malts and spicey peppery notes. Clean and crispand sligtly citrus. Nice brew and easy to drink...

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3.73/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- Pours up a fair amount of head which has some retention and a few traces of lacing. The head is almost cotton white but has a slight hint of yellow. The body is a hazy pale golden straw which turns an orange yellow when held up to the light. Lots of floaties.

Nose- Initially, pretty subtle. The most dominant note I get is a clean lemon with a hint of spiciness. Obligatory coriander and a whiff of orange peel. Some slight funkiness from the orange peel noticed.

Taste- The nose, so far, is very much represented in the flavor profile and is, thankfully, stronger than the nose but not by much. Clean lemon, coriander, and orange peel as well. Orange peel mostly on the finish matched with a slight woody bitterness. Notes of regular orange as well. I would prefer this to be a bit spicier but perhaps it has not opened up enough. Some spicy yeast on the finish but definitely not as much as other wits I've had. The citrus elements are very nice though.

Mouthfeel- Light bodied that feels fuller because of slight pulp from the floaties. Nice zip of carbonation.

Drinkability- Very easygoing. Crisp and refreshing. Perfect beer for a summer's day. At 5 bucks a pop, I probably wouldn't buy again though.

Overall- A good beer, I only wish it represented the style better. It would be closer to a 4 if it were a little spicier but right now, it's closer to a 3.75.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottled poured into snifter

a- hazy creme golden color

s- nice light citrus almost lemon note...wheat....

t- little sour...spiced taste....nice wheat finish...light and crisp

m- light moutheel...tingley(think from carbonation)

o- I enjoyed it....not my favorite style of beer but this is very good...recommend it

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4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Clouded straw with a dissipating white head.

S: Floral with notes of coriander, orange squash and nutmeg.

T: Oh, nice and bitter. What a surprise. Getting the infused nutmeg at the back. Sharp and tart with an orange squash flavour. Very little coriander, unlike from what I was getting from the nose. Not bready but still has a malt base of sorts. Has a very slight bacon/meat flavour.

O: Hoegaarden and Blue Moon put me off witbier for years but a mate bought one of these for me and I've found it very refreshing.

Hitachino Nest White Ale from Kiuchi Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 1,309 ratings.