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Hitachino Nest Celebration Ale - Kiuchi Brewery

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Hitachino Nest Celebration AleHitachino Nest Celebration Ale

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

195 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 195
Reviews: 170
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.12%
Wants: 32
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kiuchi Brewery visit their website
Japan

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: maxpower on 11-27-2005)
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NearerMyBeerToMe

Pennsylvania

3.38/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Giant, sticky marshmallow head composed of bubbles of all sizes fills half the glass and more, quivering like gelatin where it sits above the rim. Eerie orange glow extends from the head through the chestnut-colored liquid with amber highlights. Lots of protein (?) floating around in the beer leads to medium clarity... With little carbonation to be seen, the head eventually dies, although very slowly. As soon as the cap leaves the bottle, the smell of clove-studded oranges fills the kitchen. After pouring, the glass fumes with gigantic odors of spiced apple, cinnamon, and nutmeg (which in turn suggests egg nog). Coriander gets stronger, and right quick. Celery? Vegetal nosefeel? Dried flowers and cedar chips... mental images of primaeval fern rainforests. Wait, it gets weirder. Heavy cinnamon and nutmeg flavors can barely stand up to coriander and celery seed. Cilantro, then more nutmeg. Raw, assaultive nutmeg. Space alien vanilla pods. Swishing in my mouth, I finally find some light toffee flavors... but I'm grasping for them, as I am for plum in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is prickly and almost numbing from the spice alone, slightly syrupy across the palate. Nutmeg belches fit for a Toho monster rev up about halfway through the bottle. Judgement? Let this be made clear: everything they list on the label will be tasted in turn, and tasted BIG. Other than that... This beer is like psilocybin that's been localized to affect only the tongue. As with psychedelia, the overall experience is difficult to perceive (or verbalize) because the mental shifts of proportion involved are just too great. A beer that bends my tongue as far back and forth as this one could be called "fun" to a certain extent... but it's just too weird for me to find truly enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2004 05:04:54 | More by NearerMyBeerToMe
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Hitachino Nest Celebration Ale from Kiuchi Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 195 ratings.