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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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Ratings: 425
Reviews: 215
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 15.24%
Wants: 8
Gots: 23 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: goodbyeohio on 07-13-2005)
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

(bottle code RG.13.12 - poured into a tall Unibroue tulip)

A: tall, gooey-spongy foam to start... somewhat cloudy, dark caramel color - looks like liquified caramel in the process of cooling off dry...

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

T: heavy malt foundation, malty ginger beer, herbal bitterness in the finish... powdered ginger and grain-husky bitterness lingers... tiny hint of spicy alcohol

M: fatty-round... thinnish, chewy-gooey viscosity... booze enhances the notably dry finish

O: caramel-y malt and powdered ginger are core to the taste here... it appears that it could be a goopy mess, however, the flavors seem to have decent balance and it thankfully ends up surprisingly dry... if you dig malt and ginger anything, this is a good one

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured out of a 330 ml bottle into a tulip glass. Bottle date seems to be July 2013.

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

S - Earthy malty tones and sweet ginger tea dominate the initial smell. Another description would be "gingerbready". Slight hoppiness when swirled in tulip glass.

T - First thing I thought was that this tastes like an alcoholic version of 'salabat' (Filipino sweet ginger tea). I like. Smooth, sweet, bready malt with pronounced sweet ginger. Slight hop bitterness in the aftertaste. Flavors enhance with sitting/warming (like everything else, I guess).

M - Quite spritzy, like a non-alcoholic ginger ale. It feels almost soda-pop-like.

O - Very satisfying beer. I like the scent and flavor profile much more than expected and will probably buy again.

Hitachino Nest Real Ginger Brew from Kiuchi Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 425 ratings.