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Hitachino Nest Weizen - Kiuchi Brewery

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very good

223 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 223
Reviews: 153
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.33%
Wants: 9
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kiuchi Brewery visit their website

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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Reviews by Weizenmensch:
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3.05/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

330mL squat brown stubbie bottle, past its freshness date of 11/11/2008 by nearly three months, but in a land where cerevisial delights are few and far between, I'll take what I can get. Purchased at Muji, Canal City, Fukuoka (if that's of interest to anyone).

No true Weizengläser handy, just a standard reasonably tall Japanese beer mug. Poured with much less carbonation and head formation than I would have expected; disappointing. Bottle shape isn't appropriate for a Weißbier, especially since this has been sitting undisturbed for a while. When sediment was poured, it was an appropriate cloudy dark gold colour with little carbonation evident. Wonder if there was a slight leak in the cap - probably just the beer.

Smell is pretty authentic: banana more than anything else. It's been a while since I've had a decent Weizen, or indeed a decent beer of any kind, so my senses are rusty, but there was a surfeit of banana in the nose. Other typical Weizen aromas were there though; grainy wheatiness, cloves, bitter hops etc.

Taste is pretty unbalanced: a little sour, not as sweet on the tongue as anticipated and certainly more than a little rough on the palate. Disappointing, but it still resembles the style, it's nice and buttery and is definitely still drinkable, so it doesn't rank below 'average'. Perhaps I am a little overcritical since I am such a fan of this style, but this beer's heart is in the right place and I can't fault that.

Mouthfeel is pretty standard but there is a slight aftereffect in my mouth right now that is making my palate a little dry and unpleasant. Despite that though I'd definitely have a few more of these if I could - only I'm not in Fukuoka any more!

Overall: I'll have it again, preferably fresher, preferably at the brewery, and I'm sure my experience with this beer will improve a lot. Above average, but my tasting of this bottle wasn't anything better than the "average" Weizenbier out there.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2009 11:02:53 | More by Weizenmensch
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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.

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Serving type: bottle

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Warming, medium plus body, light effervescence. Smooth, too. If the yeast had shown up in the glass, this would be one of the best wheats ever.

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Hitachino Nest Weizen from Kiuchi Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 223 ratings.