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Hitachino Nest Weizen - Kiuchi Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

235 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 235
Reviews: 155
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.07%
Wants: 9
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kiuchi Brewery visit their website
Japan

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-16-2001)
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4.44/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

There's some light bubblegum in the aroma along with some clove, vanilla, and a faint twang of lemon and yeasty sourness. The dull yellow body is very cloudy; the eggshell-white head is foamy with good retention; lots of lacing sticks around. There is some rather pronounced bitterness in the initial taste. Also present is some banana, vanilla, and grainy malt. The clove spiciness is restrained but well balanced with the sweeter qualities. Surprisingly not much yeasty sourness. A grainy texture lingers upon swallowing. The body is medium-light with crisp, spritzy carbonation.

This is a very delicious, refreshing, and well-structured weizen. The bitterness was a little surprising at first, but it helps to balance out the sweeter flavors in place of the thankfully absent yeasty sourness. The carbonation is a bit intense but not bad.

fipoceilz7, Oct 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

shigg85, Sep 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Poured from a 11.2 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- I can detect wheat and rice, not bad
Appearance- A great murky golden yellow color, with a small head
Taste- A nice wheat flavor with a bitter aftertaste
Palate- Dry medium bodied
Overall- not a bad beer, not their best style of beer from Kiuchi but a pretty good beer to try.

ordybill, Sep 21, 2014
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3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

24.3 oz bottle into weizen glass, bottled in 12/2013. Pours hazy bright gold color with a 2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of banana, lemon, pear, apple, clove, wheat, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, malt, and light hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of banana, lemon, pear, apple, clove, wheat, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light wheat tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of banana, lemon, pear, apple, clove, wheat, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, malt, and light hop flavors; with solid robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice hefeweizen. Good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, malt, and light hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. The yeast flavors were not as bold as I expected for the style, but it did not feel watery. A nicely enjoyable offering.

superspak, Jun 29, 2014
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Hitachino Nest Weizen from Kiuchi Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 235 ratings.