Hitachino Nest White Ale - Kiuchi Brewery
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3.39/5 rDev -17.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5
11.2 oz bottle dated H.14.02 and served in pint glass. Beer is pale yellow in color, with big soda bubbles rising towards a white head. Actually it looks like cloudy mountain dew. And as cloudy as it is, there's a significant layer of trub still left in the bottle. Pleasant lemon-citrus peel aroma, though.
Flavor is neutral in the grain department, thanks to a healthy load of wheat in the mash, with a coriander flavor front and center, taste profile wise. Orange peel comes out as well. Except for the heavy dose of carbonation is quite drinkable and enjoyable. But as a witbier I think the gimmick of high-quality craft brews from Japan that aren't adjunct lager has kind of worn off by now. I'm certainly less excited about this now than I was when I first tasted it years ago.
Serving type: bottle
05-11-2014 21:35:03 | More by hreb
4.15/5 rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A refreshing white ale, crisp and citrusy. Great specimen of wit character. Cool to see craft beers this good coming out of Japan.
Not a lot of head, and didn't last too long. But it was very drinkable and made me want another, immediately. Great summer beer.
Serving type: on-tap
04-29-2014 01:11:14 | More by Mike-Harms
Hitachino Nest White Ale from Kiuchi Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,088 ratings.