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Hitachino Nest White Ale - Kiuchi Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,182 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 1,182
Reviews: 501
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.71%
Wants: 122
Gots: 84 | 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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5/5  rDev +22%

boudreaux, Dec 17, 2011
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4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden/yellow color. A large white head rises to over two fingers with good retention. Plenty of lace is left behind as the foam finally recedes to a cap.
S: Like the Hefeweizen, there is a large peppery spice that hits the nose with force. Zesty, slightly tart lemon, and a great minty aroma. Everything is well incorporated.
T: Follows the nose with a large peppery spice along with some earthy yeast. Plenty of that zesty, tart lemon as well as a great minty flavor. I like it.
M/D: A medium body that is just a bit under carbonated. So easy to drink. All day with this one.

I don't know why it has taken me so long to try this. I see it in a lot of places a travel to, just never pulled the trigger. A very nice Wit, and one I will not neglect to purchase in the future.

champ103, Dec 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22%

angrydom22, Dec 15, 2011
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2/5  rDev -51.2%

HumphreyLee, Dec 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22%

DIHein, Dec 13, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22%

peaceoutside, Dec 05, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22%

BrendanDouglas, Dec 03, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Tenente, Dec 03, 2011
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3/5  rDev -26.8%

rab53, Dec 02, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

brandoman63, Nov 30, 2011
Photo of woosterbill
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bomber into a Duvel tulip. Thanks to Drew for sharing this one.

A: Hazy pale orange with a thin, coarse white head. Not much for retention, sparse lace. No better than average.

S: Super, super spicy. I don't get anything other than coriander, white pepper, and perhaps even some anise. Fresh, vibrant, but less than complex.

T: Coriander bomb up front, with just a vague, pleasant hint of wheat on the tail end. Still a bit unbalanced, but tasty.

M: Light-bodied, and a bit flaccid.

O: Solid Witbier, but far from my favorite for the style. Not worth the high price of importation, if you ask me.

Cheers!

woosterbill, Nov 29, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22%

bigox420, Nov 28, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of Jammies
3.7/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - pours a pale yellow with a thin layer of foam that immediately dissipates.

S - smells of a weet full bodied pilsner with a hint of malts

T - starts off sweet, but not overbearing. Suprisingly smooth. Expected a much sweeter flavor due to the smell.

M - Light and smooth. Somewhat syrupy as it rolls across the palate.

O - light and not overly sweet. A pleasant surprise.

Jammies, Nov 26, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22%

AApparel, Nov 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

mdillon86, Nov 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

PEIhop, Nov 24, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22%

UrbanAeon, Nov 24, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22%

dterei, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of CrazyDavros
3.43/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours gold/pale amber with a small fading head.
Nose shows doughy wheat with coriander, nutmeg and very faint citrus.
Similar flavours, although the nutmeg is more powerful. A bit too much spice. And too sweet.
Body seems a bit thick. I would have like it to be more spritzy and refreshing.

CrazyDavros, Nov 22, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Rollzroyce21, Nov 21, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

RedAleMan, Nov 21, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22%

IHyphySF, Nov 21, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

deapokid, Nov 20, 2011
Hitachino Nest White Ale from Kiuchi Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,182 ratings.