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Hitachino Nest Weizen - Kiuchi Brewery

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very good

227 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 227
Reviews: 153
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.33%
Wants: 9
Gots: 9 | 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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3.75/5  rDev 0%

04-25-2013 01:11:03 | More by Janeinma
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

04-05-2013 12:24:56 | More by Lost_in_Prawet
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New York

3.71/5  rDev -1.1%

Drank it from a tulip glass. I don't remember the specifics as I drank it yesterday afternoon. It had a very dry Japanese, Sapporo-esque dryness that I didn't prefer at first. After a few sips it really grew on me. An interesting Beer with a very light smell.

03-30-2013 21:19:36 | More by rainydays2020
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

03-28-2013 09:14:40 | More by Poupae
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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

03-23-2013 23:31:12 | More by Hultkrantz
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New York

3.76/5  rDev +0.3%

A: The beer is hazy pale yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high white head that died down and left a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of wheat are present in the nose along with notes of bananas.
T: The taste very much follows the smell and has flavors of wheat and bananas. There are some hints of spices towards the finish.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate to high amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink and is a good representation of the style.

03-09-2013 15:08:38 | More by metter98
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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

03-09-2013 02:48:36 | More by Lob
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2.25/5  rDev -40%

03-02-2013 01:55:48 | More by Danielr26
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

02-12-2013 04:35:09 | More by BugTownPub
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

02-03-2013 20:55:10 | More by LambicPentameter
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United Kingdom (England)

3.96/5  rDev +5.6%

A: Cloudy straw yellow. Big white head.

S: General wheat smell and a sherbet-like yeast aroma.

T: Full flavoured with a bit of banana. Slightly bitter for a weizen which is fine by me. Tiny bit of marzipan and some coriander right at the back as it's going down the gullet.

M: Not much in the way of carbonation, which I like.

O: Better than your average weizen but not quite top notch. I bought it in Korea which is next to Japan and yet it was ludicrously expensive. Otherwise it's a very sessionable beer.

02-01-2013 00:04:08 | More by Hoppsbabo
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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

01-29-2013 13:55:25 | More by matjack85
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Alberta (Canada)

3.3/5  rDev -12%

It pours a nice, hazy orange-golden body with a small off-white head. Slightly yeasty nose with some banana and lemon, sweetness and a little bit of cloves. Almost syrupy sweet in the mouth, with some fruity sourness, cloves and banana. Strange, but quite nice, even though it’s far from the regular hefeweizen. Effervescent. Lemony, acidic finish. For a hefeweizen, it’s both very sweet and very sour.

01-27-2013 04:45:24 | More by Serge
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Saskatchewan (Canada)

4/5  rDev +6.7%

01-23-2013 13:41:31 | More by YamagamiTravis
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

01-21-2013 23:41:44 | More by -ronin-
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

12-22-2012 20:51:19 | More by eaddy-p
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

11-13-2012 01:09:54 | More by rm9679
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev 0%

11-10-2012 19:18:49 | More by danipp
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

10-30-2012 02:59:45 | More by yoroxanne
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2.78/5  rDev -25.9%

This beer poured out as a bright yellow color with some floating particles in there. The head is fizzy and white. No retention or lacing at all on this beer. The smell of the beer is a little spicy, the traditional clove aromas are there. The aroma doesn't give off my o the soft bready aromas that I feel it should. The taste of the beer has a big clove flavor with a minimal banana flavor like most have. The mouthfeel of the beer was a little high in carbonation and a bit watery. Overall I wasn't very impressed with this beer.

10-23-2012 22:28:49 | More by Knapp85
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3.88/5  rDev +3.5%

Appearance is golden yellow with a relatively reserved head that disappates quickly. Minimal lacing on the glass. Mouthfeel is good with finer carbonation bubbles - somewhat creamy but more present on the front end. Smells of citrus and mild grassy hopping. Taste is clean and refreshing - nice citrus and spices.

10-10-2012 23:26:35 | More by Oakenator
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

10-08-2012 13:20:43 | More by intoxabroad
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3.33/5  rDev -11.2%

A: I love the color. an almost flourescent orangy yellow, very hazy. but basically no head.
S: Yes, hefeweizen like, but somehow creamier and smoother. banana cream yeast
T: watery. not a very full flavor, okay but a bit sour. unimpressive but okay.
M: sharp numbing, but otherwise flat.
O: Mediocre but okay.

09-28-2012 00:31:30 | More by sfprint
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

09-27-2012 06:38:01 | More by brownwc2
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4.15/5  rDev +10.7%

A: Really light, crisp and clean looking beer. Lots of bubbles, but only about 1 finger of quickly fading head.

S: Nice wheat and slightly cirtrusy or lemony sweet aroma. Some clove. Just slightly musky. Nicely balanced.

T: Very nice signature Hitachino bite. I haven't met a Hitachino I haven't loved, and this is no exception. Wonderfully deep and complex without being overpowering. One of their lighter offerings, but still worth checking out. Delicious beer.

M: Great carbonation, a bit of an alcohol scrape on the swallow, but nothing too bad. Mild alcohol and clove aftertaste.

O: Another great beer from Kiuchi Brewery. Not their best work, but certainly better than most.

09-12-2012 01:16:57 | More by bluHatter
Hitachino Nest Weizen from Kiuchi Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 227 ratings.