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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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1,264 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,264
Reviews: 509
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.95%
Wants: 134
Gots: 117 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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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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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of JWeldon
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

11.2oz bottle into tulip @38F

A: pours straw with a thin, brief white head

S: green grass, citrus, floral notes, apricot, pear, apple

T: same as smell, with a delicate hoppy-fruity finish

M: light-bodied with medium carb, little malt and a great dry/lightly bitter finish

O: Complex, well balanced and delicious! It’s like wine in beer’s clothing. It’s like drinking in the most refined aspects of a garden, orchard and wheat field all togther. I love it, and it’s a definite do-over. Wow.

Photo of KMcG
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of ckollias
3.76/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed 12oz bottle out of a porter glass.

A: Pours a cloudy orange with a slight white head that disappears quickly into no lace or trail.

S: Not a huge nose here – slightly citrus and hoppy.

T: Crisp and tart wheat flavor with a middle citrus hop middle and finishes on the dry side of tangy.

M: Medium body and minimal carbonation.

O: Interesting brew – worthy of a try.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of bostonryan
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of tadmuchowski
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of TheDrunkGnoll
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Ted
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of DrinkSlurm
4/5  rDev -2.4%
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...

Photo of jheezee
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of TastyIsBeer
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of xmangoslushie
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of jzlyo
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of artoolemomo
3.74/5  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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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Hitachino Nest White Ale from Kiuchi Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,264 ratings.