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Hitachino Nest Real Ginger Brew - Kiuchi Brewery

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Hitachino Nest Real Ginger BrewHitachino Nest Real Ginger Brew

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BA SCORE
82
good

384 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 384
Reviews: 212
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 15.15%
Wants: 7
Gots: 17 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Kiuchi Brewery visit their website
Japan

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

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

Washington

4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A very nice appearance of darkish but shiny-edged golden-crimson with a thick, light beige head. Great retention. It takes on a darker, thicker look after a swirl and final pour. This is a gorgeous brew, maybe my favorite beer color, perfect.

The first smell I get - although I was probably looking for it - is indeed ginger. Recently Canada Dry released a dark ginger ale here in Japan. It has a considerable amount more smell and stronger flavor than the normal clear product. I'm reminded of it here with the smell as well as taste. But there is more. A spicy nose with a lot happening at once. I get a nice toffee malt, licorice, bread, cola and some floral hops.

Medium body and well balanced, no trace of the slightly above average abv. An even more bitter of a finish than I expected. A unique taste that brings a nice change of pace while having several standard styles.

I remember thinking these beers were pretty expensive. And, on my first trip to bottleworks since joining BA, the guy working at the time asked me if Hitachino nest beers were also expensive in Japan. I said yes, they were. But actually, they are really not bad compared to some other J-craft-beers! Definitely recommended.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2008 12:52:02 | More by davidchollar
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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cmq103

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3.54/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Poured from a 720 ml. bottle into a Duvel Belgian Tulip glass. Dark amber in color with a ½ off white head. Spotty lacing that disappears quickly.

Smell: Make no mistake; the ginger aroma is prominent and distinct. An aggressive swirl of the glass brings out even more of the ginger aroma, followed by a hint of sweet candy-like booziness. Not the same ginger ale smell from a soda, as this was sweeter and spicier with a citrus undertone.

Taste: Exactly as I thought it was be. Ginger, ginger, ginger all the way through with the same hint of sweet booziness at the finish. I catch a glimpse of nutmeg and all-spice with each sip. Dessert-like sweetness is prominent.

Mouthfeel: Sweet and slick, with a mildly bitter and warming finish. There is no doubt this beer dabbles in the 8% ABV range.

Overall: You have to love ginger to truly appreciate this beer. I happen to be a big fan of ginger, which is why I enjoyed this beer so much. It gets better as it warmed. If you like ginger then give it a try. This is my first beer from Kiuchi Brewery. I’m looking forward to trying more of them. Enjoy…

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S: browned, dry caramel overtone... old, candied ginger

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Hitachino Nest Real Ginger Brew from Kiuchi Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 384 ratings.