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Hitachino Nest Commemorative Ale - Kiuchi Brewery

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Ratings: 219
Reviews: 108
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 12
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Eisbock |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: czechsaaz on 12-24-2007

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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.

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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.

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

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Hitachino Nest Commemorative Ale from Kiuchi Brewery
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