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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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New York

3.76/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

4.25/5  rDev +13%

03-09-2013 02:48:36 | More by Lob
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2.25/5  rDev -40.2%

03-02-2013 01:55:48 | More by Danielr26
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

02-12-2013 04:35:09 | More by BugTownPub
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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

3.96/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2013 00:04:08 | More by Hoppsbabo
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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

3.3/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

4/5  rDev +6.4%

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

01-21-2013 23:41:44 | More by -ronin-
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-22-2012 20:51:19 | More by eaddy-p
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

11-10-2012 19:18:49 | More by danipp
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

10-30-2012 02:59:45 | More by yoroxanne
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2.78/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2012 22:28:49 | More by Knapp85
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3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2012 23:26:35 | More by Oakenator
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

10-08-2012 13:20:43 | More by intoxabroad
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3.33/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2012 00:31:30 | More by sfprint
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

09-27-2012 06:38:01 | More by brownwc2
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4.15/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2012 01:16:57 | More by bluHatter
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

08-29-2012 02:52:00 | More by duceswild
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North Carolina

3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a cloudy straw yellow in color. The beer has a quarter finger tall white head that very quickly reduces to a small patch of extremely thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass.

S: There are moderate strong aromas of banana and clove, some lighter notes of citrus/orange, and hints of Belgian yeast.

T: The flavors are very similar to the aroma, the beer has a huge banana presence. After that, there is a substantial clove notes and some lemony citrus in the finish. Also, there is a slightly spicy note from the Belgian yeast that is bordering on peppery.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with low to moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: This beer is very refreshing, enjoyable, and easy to drink. I think this beer is very sessionable and would be great at a summer cook-out.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2012 22:09:23 | More by dbrauneis
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4.08/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Weizen glass welcomes a cloudy light orange brew. Capped with a finger of head. 3.5

Meaty banana aroma with a fantastic clove character. Sweet wheat grains and ripe fruits. Very light bubblegum and orange. Pretty effin' fantastic. 4.5

Clove steps in to match the massive banana flavors. Lemony kick feels out the finish. Lively spice notes that border on peppery. Sourdough malts reminiscent of the tanginess. Pretty exceptional. 4.0

Milky liquid feel. Easy drinking. There is, however, an unexpected alcohol bite in the mouth. 4.0

Amazing smelling hefe with great feel and great flavor. Not as complex as the Germans, but comparable overall. 4.0

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2012 02:14:30 | More by thecheapies
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

04-20-2012 23:15:55 | More by jisak74
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy, golden & thin bubbly white head with ok retention.

Spicy yeast and banana aroma to begin with along with some coriander and a lot of spice to it. There is a tiny amount of clove and a very fruity, citrus infused.

A very spicey and banana tasting beer that has touches of clove, coriander and citrus throughout. I also detected some yeast and wheat.

Light medium in body and with a lot of spice and good carbonation. There is a good refreshing taste too.

A very nice beer although probably not good enough to rank alongside the beer German hefeweizens, still a solid effort though with a good banana flavour that was pretty refreshing.

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Serving type: bottle

04-09-2012 13:36:47 | More by flyingpig
Hitachino Nest Weizen from Kiuchi Brewery
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