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Hitachino Nest Weizen - Kiuchi Brewery

Hitachino Nest WeizenHitachino Nest Weizen

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BA SCORE
85
very good

216 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 216
Reviews: 152
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.03%


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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Jason

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tight little bone coloured lace, murky orange colour from the yeast being swirled and poured into the glass. Faint clove and a soft fruitiness in the aroma, fruitiness makes obvious suggestion of banana. Crispness is a somewhat viscous from the flexed medium body and the stiff carbonation. Estery with a palate cleansing spicy clove, nutty with fruity flavours of banana and pear. Big twang from the fermented wheat that leaves a touch of lemon and grain. A good go at the German Hefe-weizen style, perhaps too much body and that takes away from the drinkability other than that this is a really good beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2002 18:08:42 | More by Jason
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Todd

Colorado

3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: 11oz stuby bottle with that trademark owl on the label. No freshness date.

Appearance: Plenty of yeast in the bottle, so I swirl it up to create a cloudy orange-ish beer with a patchy white foam head -- decent retention.

Smell: Musty, clove, caramel and faint, very faint, banana.

Taste: Smooth and very creamy on the palate. Body is more or less light. Faint flavour of pool water, followed by an immediate lemon (touch of lime) tartness that is near puckering, and Sprite-like when combined with the tight carbonation on the palate. Malt flavours kick-in with a mellow sweetness, touch of toasty caramel, banana esters, yeasty must and a rounding dash of clove. Finish is a bit spicy and musty, going dry eventually.

Notes: This is truly a bit of something special, for many reasons. 1) A weizen from Japan? How'd that happen? 2) It's a fine example of the style, and 3) It's darnright tasty as hell!

However, this being said, you can't beat a weizen from the source ...

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2002 19:17:33 | More by Todd
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Hitachino Nest Weizen from Kiuchi Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 216 ratings.