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Hitachino Nest Commemorative Ale - Kiuchi Brewery

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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:
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(Beer added by: czechsaaz on 12-24-2007)
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

CaptainNomihodai, Feb 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

kayrex, Feb 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

quilty, Feb 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

beerhawk41, Feb 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

spycow, Feb 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

nmann08, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of stcules
2.6/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Hazy orange,a lmost no foam, and floating chunks.
Spicy smell, strange: cinnamon, corianderm in a strange mix. Decent malty base.
Some sugar in the mouth, but again spices, more strong, for a sweet candy effect, quite tiring, realy.
Light body, the aftertaste starts with a soft sugariness, but quickly overwhelmed by a too strong spiciness.

stcules, Jan 30, 2013
Photo of Oakenator
4.43/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2010 version. Pours a amber to brown with a full, frothy and easily two finger head at pour. Cloudy in appearance - looks hearty. Head disappates over time. Not much lacing. Smell is spices and orange citrus. Strong orange gives it alcohol presence even on the nose. Taste is semi-sweet with more spice presence - vanilla and coriander. Orange peel is present and gives some burn on the back of the throat but not overpowering.

Oakenator, Jan 30, 2013
Photo of Jayman931
3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hitachino Nest Commemorative Ale 2011
11.2oz bottle served in a snifter 8%

Very nice orange/amber color...white head that disappeared pretty quickly.

Decent malt smell and faint spices (hint of licorice and some orange and I guess the other is coriander)...wouldn't hurt to have a little more but this is 2 years old.

Its a solid beer. I would purchase it again. Really nice malt character but not overboard. Little caramel with light spices. I bet if this were a newer vintage it would have more spice flavor to it but I was expecting a little more spice but i am very okay with the lighter spice flavor.

Mouth feel is good. Well balanced and no heat from the alcohol.

Over all I think its a solid ale. I have had quite a few better...but have had a ton alot worse.

Cheers

Jayman931, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of cliff1066
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hitachino Nest Commemorative Ale 2012, 8% ABV.
Pours a frothy light amber head with moderate retention with a deminishing head.
Aroma is malt, hops and spices - coriander and nutmeg feature with hints of vanilla and
cinnamon.
Flavor is a mix of fruity flavors, citrus, and spices, with a decent malty backbone, late vanilla, coriander and nutmeg notes. The alcohol is well hidden.
Overall very drinkable spiced beer reminiscent of a belgian.

cliff1066, Jan 17, 2013
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4.01/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This beer, and the brewery, ignite an expectation of greatness that is not executed in this brew. The expectation of greatness almost is the downfall of this beer itself. If I had discovered it in a back alley, I'd want in engraved on my epitaph... it's intriguing texture, body, and mouth filling properties ... with citrus, banana, dominican republic essence, session potential, paired with balance and complexity .... yay beer. but i've seen you do better

IDontBelieveYou, Jan 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

YamagamiTravis, Jan 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

benimmyeo, Dec 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

grahamboudreaux, Dec 21, 2012
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4.2/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a hazy caramel orange amber with a half-finger off-white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, orange, banana, holiday spicing, especially cinnamon. Festive. Flavor follows with caramel malt, orange citrus, coriander, cinnomaon clove and a hint of ginger. Well integrated. Finish somewhat thinner with residual spices, caramel and orange. Very pleasant creamy medium body. I enjoyed this take on a Belgian inspired holiday ale.

LiquidAmber, Dec 13, 2012
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

2neardead, Dec 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

cjac, Nov 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

xaoslaad, Nov 14, 2012
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3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle poured into a snifter. 2012 on the label.

A: Pours a bright ruby orange with a 1 finger white head. Some visible carbonation but a fairly cloudy brew. Head sticks around for a minute or two before fleeting to the edges. Leaves some lacing on the edge of the glass. Layers nicely in the glass.

S: At first I get a banana like yeast from it. Reminds me of a German wheat beer. There is still some spicing you can pull through but it is fairly light. A pretty fruity aspect to it, raisin or fig, also orange.

T: As with the smell I do get a yeasty banana taste, not too much spice but the vanilla seems to mellow things out. Pretty complex, takes you on a ride from the banana to a sweet malt, vanilla and even a hop kick at the end.

M: Medium bodied with a creamy velvety mouthfeel. Real easy drinking. Sort of low carbonation.

Overall always a beer I look forward to. Have had the last few years and it continues to ease in the winter season. Great mix of german roots and new age spices.

CloudStrife, Nov 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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Hitachino Nest Commemorative Ale from Kiuchi Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 196 ratings.