Hitachino Nest Real Ginger Brew - Kiuchi Brewery

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Hitachino Nest Real Ginger BrewHitachino Nest Real Ginger Brew

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426 Ratings
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Ratings: 426
Reviews: 216
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 15.24%
Wants: 8
Gots: 24 | FT: 1
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Japan

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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(Beer added by: goodbyeohio on 07-13-2005)
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2.9/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours hazy dark amber with a small head.
Nose shows ginger, biscuit-like malt along with a soft spicy note.
More ginger in the flavours, but not dominant; there's also some faint bready malt. A bit of herbal astringency shows later. The base beer doesn't seem that great.

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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3.48/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a bottle of this at Julio's. Poured into a Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a deep, dark copper hue with a nice one finger creamy white head that leaves light side lacing.

S - Sweet caramel malts with a very light herbal/spice note from ginger root. Wish there was more ginger.

T - Taste isnt bad. More of those sweet malts, but not distractingly sweet, with nice light spice ginger. Again, bit too malty and not enough ginger for me.

M - Average mouthfeel here. Kind of thin, alcohol is definitely noticeable. Would like more carbonation.

O - Overall this was a relatively disappointing beer from Hitachino. Way too malty for my tastes with not enough bold ginger. Waste of money for the price.

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3.85/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a bottle at Kimonos (Disney) in Lake Buena Vista, FL.

A: Pours a slightly hazy copper to garnet red in color with light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a half finger tall off-white head that reduced to a thin film covering most of the surface of the beer and a thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate lacing is observed.

S: Moderate to heavy aromas of caramel and toasted malts with some lighter notes of ginger - slightly spicy.

T: The beer has a pretty solid malt body that contributes some sweetness to the beer with the mostly caramel malt flavors. There is also a light presence of the ginger spice and just a touch of something like honey.

M: Medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Light dryness in the finish.

O: Very enjoyable but slightly too gingery and too strong in ABV to be sessionable. This beer paired very nicely with my sushi dinner and is definitely one that I would have another time.

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2.38/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

11.2oz bottle served in an oversized wineglass.

pours a hazy amber tone; about a finger of white head with mediocre retention, lacing.

who woulda thunk it: ginger leads the way in the nose... notes of caramel malts and a bit of spice, yeast round out the aroma. an intruiging (in a good way) smelling brew.

taste takes a step back. two steps, maybe three. the ginger pulls through, of course, along with some caramel malt, but i find the beer to be overly sweet, almost cloyingly so, with an accompanying tartness that IMO just doesn't jibe with the flavor profile. a bitter, pucker-inducing finish. not a drainpour, but a disappointment. somewhat creamy, medium-bodied mouthfeel.

while i'd be open to sampling other offerings from the brewery, this particular beer just isn't for me. i may have to retract my earlier drainpour comment.

original review on: 09-21-2010

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased for me by @epiclurk. Shared with @tobeerornottobe.

Pours a pleasantly burnished orange-red colour, with a hazy wholeness to it. Some mild, filmy but fine lacing of pure white forms above the glass. Body actually looks pretty solid, which represents the beer overall: solid.

Nose is pleasantly sweet and gingery, in a (pardon the stereotype) very Asian kind of way. It has a pickled sweetness to the quality of the ginger, leaving it almost festive and boisterous. There's some slightly lively carbonic bite to it, but it's ok to ignore that and to consider just the unique ginger quality to the brew.

Similar sort of flavour to the Asian-style ginger. There's certainly some sweetness, and some husky spice to it, but it's almost as though the unusualness of the flavour protects you from the unexpected. It's as though the slightly curried or piquant ginger character caresses you and says "I know I'm not what you expect, but you could love me anyway".

Overall, an unexpectedly delicious, and certainly unusually caressing ginger-infused brew. There's something utterly unique about it, but also utterly disarming about it. Although almost everything about it is unexpected, you're happy to let it do what it needs to do. An unexpectedly pleasant experience.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've been searching for a great, ginger-flavored beer, and I think I might have found it.

Poured from a bottle into a sour glass.

A - Brick red color, with substantial khaki head, 2-3 fingers. Leaving a lovely, thick lacing.

S - The ginger is pretty bold already, but mostly just a malt profile. Nothing outstanding, just clean.

T - As it should, the crisp, clean taste of ginger just rolls onto the tongue. Backed by a honey and caramel malt profile, the ginger tugs at the tip of your tongue, and passes into a dry finish. There's a bit of a citrusy flavor, but it's very mellow. just enough to compliment the ginger, not overwhelm it.

M - Moderately light and bubbly, with a bit of weight in the end. Carbonation is pretty high, but the malts are definitely present. Finish is both dry and sweet, making for an interesting aftertaste. The ginger remains with you, making your whole mouth tingle.

O - Really happy with this beer! A perfect tribute to TRUE ginger flavor while still having some backbone and character. I hope I can find a US brewery that can rival, cause $6 for a 12 oz bottle is pretty steep for this style of beer.

Cheers!

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Hitachino Nest Real Ginger Brew from Kiuchi Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 426 ratings.