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Hitachino Nest Commemorative Ale - Kiuchi Brewery

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84
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196 Ratings
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Ratings: 196
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.06%
Wants: 7
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kiuchi Brewery visit their website
Japan

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: czechsaaz on 12-24-2007)
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HollyHops, Nov 19, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

ygtbsm94, Nov 14, 2013
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innominat, Oct 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

ncelauro, Sep 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

BrandonOakes, Sep 10, 2013
Photo of StJamesGate
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hazy dirty blonde with rimming eggshell head.
Floral, woody, perfumed nose with maraschino notes- deep.
Candy apple, some blonde caramel, pineapple, lots of barky spice in the middle, and herbal, grassy end.
Vanilla bean finish and ringing minty linger.
Medium, some cling, but clean.

Hops are straight noble and there are bits of crystal and chocolate that add up to a solid amber with BSDA notes. It's also well-attenuated and hides it's heat, but strangely one-dimensional for everything that goes into it. I could see the coriander-cinnamon-nutmeg combo, but I'm not getting orange peel or vanilla as much. For holiday beers, SN Celebration brings similar spice with just hops, which is far more impressive.

Somehow less than the sum of its parts.

StJamesGate, Sep 03, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

beernads, Aug 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

JesseMurdock, Jul 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

GreesyFizeek, Jul 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

hellhammermario, Jul 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

kristougher, Jul 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

mjgrady, Jul 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

GraduatedCashew, Jun 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Hultkrantz, Jun 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

ste5venla, Jun 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Norseman, May 24, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -39.7%

tommyguz, May 08, 2013
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4.35/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

330ml bottle: 2011 version. This one pours a hazy amber color. There was almost no head on it, and what was there was off-white. This one has a really nice nose. Definitely spicy, with coriander at the top of the list. A bit peppery too. The taste very good. Peppery and coriander notes on top of a malty brew. There is a slight tartness and bitterness to the taste. Definitely some fruity notes, and very complex. A really nice brew.

Boto, May 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

tbryan5, Apr 28, 2013
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3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Beachwood BBQ & Brewing in Long Beach, CA.

Pours a clear golden orange with a foamy bone head that fades to nothing. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, honey, and slight spice aromas. Taste is much the same with honey and spice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that smells slightly better than it tastes in my opinion.

UCLABrewN84, Apr 23, 2013
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Hitachino Nest Commemorative Ale from Kiuchi Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 196 ratings.