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Hitachino Nest White Ale - Kiuchi Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,203 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 1,203
Reviews: 503
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.71%
Wants: 121
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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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

BhojanBevGuy, Feb 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

dar482, Feb 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

jopezu, Feb 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

eulerthegrape, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of schoolboy
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

schoolboy, Feb 03, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

DamageJack, Feb 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

TGS, Feb 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

matjack85, Jan 29, 2013
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5/5  rDev +22%

Steffano, Jan 29, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

guytyping, Jan 28, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Nutwood, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of heygeebee
3.73/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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... (!)

heygeebee, Jan 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

MaxOhle, Jan 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

ssimpson89, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of SmashPants
3.88/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

SmashPants, Jan 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

-ronin-, Jan 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -26.8%

afrothunder, Jan 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

tbryan5, Jan 20, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

Perilousleigh, Jan 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

starlight37, Jan 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Dyce, Jan 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

beercatbrew, Jan 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

pin, Jan 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

ShutOutTheSky, Jan 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

AlexFields, Jan 13, 2013
Hitachino Nest White Ale from Kiuchi Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,203 ratings.