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Hitachino Nest Weizen - Kiuchi Brewery

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Hitachino Nest WeizenHitachino Nest Weizen

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BA SCORE
85
very good

224 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 224
Reviews: 153
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.33%
Wants: 9
Gots: 8 | 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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Reviews by packetknife:
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packetknife

Idaho

3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sparkly yellow with clouds and heavy carbonation very visible with a bit off-white head that held and laced sporadically down the glass. Light yeasty bread with some candy apple or something similar on the nose. Light but very good smell. Wheat, yeast, strong clove, and kinda crunchy toward the end. Thin like this brewer seems to prefer and heavily carbonated.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2009 18:43:44 | More by packetknife
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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev 0%

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Texas

2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

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Michigan

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2014 03:19:58 | More by superspak
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3/5  rDev -20%

05-15-2014 12:19:52 | More by Mr_Leeward
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Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev 0%

04-18-2014 22:15:39 | More by diverite
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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Thailand

4/5  rDev +6.7%

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Texas

4/5  rDev +6.7%

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

4/5  rDev +6.7%

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Switzerland

4.5/5  rDev +20%

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Texas

3.54/5  rDev -5.6%
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

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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Florida

3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
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.
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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.

Serving type: bottle

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Hitachino Nest Weizen from Kiuchi Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 224 ratings.