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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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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,106 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 1,106
Reviews: 497
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 11.68%
Wants: 106
Gots: 58 | 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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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.7%

11-14-2011 21:17:19 | More by djrn2
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od_sf

California

4/5  rDev -2.7%

10-14-2013 14:12:22 | More by od_sf
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Auror

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.7%

01-09-2013 11:04:34 | More by Auror
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vhiggins

New York

4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle and very fresh.
Interesting Beer. At first it started to go down like a Flat mello-yellow
a little lemon-limon but as I started to drink the beer it became
much more complex. Every sip revealed a different spice
First ginger, then some pepper and it's all mixed in with an underlying
fruity zest. I can drink a few of these in a sitting, but don't expect a buzz

It a nice little break from the normal if that's what u are looking for
and I enjoyed it.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2006 20:49:10 | More by vhiggins
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev -2.7%

10-17-2012 03:17:17 | More by t0rin0
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flannelman808

California

4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I did not care for this beer the first time I tried it, but it would seem to have changed some over the years... this time it was very good. Maybe some lactobacillus got into this batch or something. I digress...

Pours a light straw color and has a nice frothy head on it. Tight bubbles. It is not as hazy as a normal Belgian style white.

This beer has a huge ginger bouquet, amongst other spices. I also pick up on some sour notes. I can smell cinnamon and nutmeg as well as the typical orange peel.

Ginger is on the forefront for me as far as taste goes. Very refreshing and actually tastes a little spicy. This could even be Thai ginger, the stuff has bite. But is well balanced and very pleasant to drink.

Drinkability is good, but might be better if the spice did not overwhelm the palate. Great unique white!

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2009 00:07:20 | More by flannelman808
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agaloco9

California

4/5  rDev -2.7%

01-28-2012 06:14:41 | More by agaloco9
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Chingringo

Florida

4/5  rDev -2.7%

04-22-2014 19:34:33 | More by Chingringo
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hayesjw

California

4/5  rDev -2.7%

11-18-2013 18:15:04 | More by hayesjw
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BrooklynPanch

New York

4/5  rDev -2.7%

06-28-2014 20:57:15 | More by BrooklynPanch
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brendan13

Australia

4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a cloudy straw with a couple of centimetres of white head that falls away fairly fast.
S - Spicy clove and ginger with some citrus touch.
T - Fairly much the same as the smell but with some wheat maltiness coming through as well.
M - Light bodied, high carbonation with a slight tartness.
D - A very nice, sessionable witbier. Would drink again without hesitation.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2010 10:38:38 | More by brendan13
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JimGlonke

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.7%

06-19-2013 21:37:50 | More by JimGlonke
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BrandonOakes

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.7%

09-10-2013 00:40:28 | More by BrandonOakes
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2GOOFY

California

4/5  rDev -2.7%

12-01-2012 02:46:05 | More by 2GOOFY
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Dyce

Georgia

4/5  rDev -2.7%

01-18-2013 04:42:17 | More by Dyce
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salamiwagon

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.7%

04-05-2012 17:32:14 | More by salamiwagon
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BAsbill

California

4/5  rDev -2.7%

03-30-2013 04:20:57 | More by BAsbill
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GraduatedCashew

California

4/5  rDev -2.7%

06-24-2013 17:37:49 | More by GraduatedCashew
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DiabolikDUB

Oregon

4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from Bottle into Pint glass.

Pours a vibrant but cloudy orange-yellow with a light, fizzy white head that mostly remains throughout the drink. Aroma is cloves, lemon, rose and some other fragrant spices. The flavor is lemon straight up with spices in the aftertaste. Its light-medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation ends up a bit prickly and semi-dry. I don't have too much experience with Wits as I usually don't like them and end up being a bit bland, that was not the case here. This had lots of flavor, mostly lemon and somewhat tart, and it was extremely aromatic. If it were cheaper I'd probably purchase this on a regular basis.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2010 23:52:22 | More by DiabolikDUB
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petermethot

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.7%

08-11-2013 22:57:21 | More by petermethot
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beerme411

California

4/5  rDev -2.7%

02-14-2012 20:40:26 | More by beerme411
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kushlash23

Georgia

4/5  rDev -2.7%

08-28-2013 16:14:43 | More by kushlash23
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.7%

05-10-2014 21:40:11 | More by schopenhauerale
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GrindFatherBob

New York

4/5  rDev -2.7%

06-06-2013 22:21:24 | More by GrindFatherBob
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KimenTshom

California

4/5  rDev -2.7%

01-01-2012 00:18:58 | More by KimenTshom
Hitachino Nest White Ale from Kiuchi Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,106 ratings.