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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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beersarang

California

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2006 Vintage, Consumed in Japan on premises.

Pours a slightly cloudy peach with a tanish head that leaves sticky lace all over. Syrupy and alcoholic looking when it runs down the side of the glass.

Aroma is slightly indicitive of spices and the orange peel, the alcohol also comes through.

Nice caramel sweetness upfront and a generous dose of hop bittering that finally gives way once again to the alcohol and sweetness. The exhale is sweet with hints of the spices. This beer is an interesting example of the winter warmer style and I feel that they nailed it with the amount of spicing and the higher alcohol.

Very well done, and I imagine that the trip abroad does hurt this beer a little bit.

The folks at Kiuchi can pride themselves in the fact that they make what is most likely the best beer in Japan.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2006 02:49:23 | More by beersarang
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This one poured out as a brown color with a tan colored head on top. The smell of the beer was a little on the spicy side but nothing too crazy really. The taste of the beer didn't really give off the vanilla I was hoping for like it said on the label. The herbs and spices took over most of the flavor. The mouthfeel of this beer was a little on the heavier side. Overall this beer wasn't too bad but I felt a little disappointed by it.

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Hitachino Nest Celebration Ale from Kiuchi Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 195 ratings.