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Hitachino Nest Weizen - Kiuchi Brewery

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very good

222 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 222
Reviews: 153
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.03%
Wants: 9
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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Photo of Jason


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
Photo of Todd


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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3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2014 03:19:58 | More by superspak
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

06-24-2014 07:00:42 | More by Histic
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

06-24-2014 02:35:52 | More by Georgiabeer
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2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

06-05-2014 04:06:13 | More by ygtbsm94
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

05-22-2014 18:14:44 | More by afsdan
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United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev -20.2%

05-15-2014 12:19:52 | More by Mr_Leeward
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

04-18-2014 22:15:39 | More by diverite
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

03-27-2014 14:25:35 | More by MacStinson
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5/5  rDev +33%

03-18-2014 04:13:16 | More by kimka
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

03-15-2014 03:10:56 | More by ironchefkook
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2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

03-13-2014 06:13:56 | More by BubalooBrewMaster
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

03-08-2014 15:11:06 | More by nu38
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

03-06-2014 04:22:29 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +6.4%

02-23-2014 17:21:56 | More by Andy_Luft
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

02-11-2014 20:08:06 | More by d_frei
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

01-14-2014 06:27:56 | More by JaBes
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3.54/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice yellow gold color with a small to medium size head. Nice clean smelling and tasting beer. Not a whole lot of body. You can smell and taste the citrus and other spices. Somewhat sweet flavor. Nice and creamy. The thing that really stands out for me was the spiciness at the finish. It's a good clean beer that is very refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2014 03:44:04 | More by Richardbeerlover
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New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

12-27-2013 06:48:29 | More by Vylo
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

11-07-2013 01:08:42 | More by mdaschaf
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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

10-19-2013 22:36:40 | More by Zimm
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3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear, a bit odd for a hefe. Where's the little yeasty bits? Anyway, a dark yellow in color with an explosion of white foam that nearly burst out of the glass. It settles to 1/2" relatively quickly and remains a thick film forever, leaving decent lace.
Smell is sweet, malty, wheat, citrus, spices. All balanced nicely, very nicely indeed.
Taste is a copy of the smell. Malt, a slightly syrupy sweetness, wheat, citrus, spice and some alcohol. Great balance.
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2013 23:05:12 | More by PorterLambic
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

10-05-2013 01:47:13 | More by DeFaz
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Hitachino Nest Weizen from Kiuchi Brewery
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