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Hitachino Nest Real Ginger Brew - Kiuchi Brewery

Hitachino Nest Real Ginger BrewHitachino Nest Real Ginger Brew

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359 Ratings
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Ratings: 359
Reviews: 210
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 15.11%


Brewed by:
Kiuchi Brewery visit their website
Japan

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: goodbyeohio on 07-13-2005)
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WastingFreetime

Wisconsin

4.2/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes.
Pours a deeper brown color than I had expected, with an exceptionally creamy 2 finger head that stands up to swirling abuse for quite some time. Smells of gingersnap cookies and the malt profile is like a Wee Heavy in both the nose and in the mouth, only with lots of nice hot ginger, and an oddball flavor which is difficult to describe, the flavor of a rice malt. Honestly, I can't figure out a good way to describe rice malts. But its there, and noticeable underneath the malts that are rather reminiscent of O'so Dank. Has a heavier-medium body and chewy texture. The ginger in this one acts like a hops amplifier, complimenting the hops already in there while at the same time boosting them. This is just what I was looking for, a ginger brew with a substantial Ginger presence rather than a fleeting one. The spicy ginger will stick with you for a while.
Worth trying and I'll get it again if I can find it.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2011 05:03:58 | More by WastingFreetime
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24.3 oz bottle into tulip glass, bottled in 3/2012. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy reddish copper color with a 2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of ginger root, caramel, pear, apple, citrus zest, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, toffee, herbal, floral, grass, light clove, and herbal earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance of ginger, malt, hop, and yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of caramel, ginger, toast, brown sugar, pear, apple, light citrus zest, brown bread, toffee, herbal, floral, grass, light clove, and herbal/toasted earthiness. No bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, ginger, toast, brown sugar, pear, apple, brown bread, toffee, herbal, floral, light clove, and herbal/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of dark/bready malt, ginger, and moderate yeast fruitiness; with a good malt/spice balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a moderately creamy, smooth, and slightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice spiced amber ale. All around good balance, complexity, and robustness of malt, ginger, and moderate yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

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A - dark reddish-brown color, somewhat cloudy with visible particles of ginger throughout. Thin head and minimal lacing.

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Hitachino Nest Real Ginger Brew from Kiuchi Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 359 ratings.