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Hitachino Nest Commemorative Ale - Kiuchi Brewery

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184 Ratings
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Ratings: 184
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.33%
Wants: 7
Gots: 3 | 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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benimmyeo

Singapore

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

12-28-2012 12:08:35 | More by benimmyeo
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grahamboudreaux

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

12-21-2012 04:33:41 | More by grahamboudreaux
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LiquidAmber

Washington

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2012 04:26:14 | More by LiquidAmber
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2neardead

California

3/5  rDev -19.6%

12-10-2012 02:52:30 | More by 2neardead
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cjac

Maryland

4/5  rDev +7.2%

11-30-2012 04:28:06 | More by cjac
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xaoslaad

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

11-14-2012 00:54:06 | More by xaoslaad
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CloudStrife

New York

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2012 23:15:32 | More by CloudStrife
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev +7.2%

10-17-2012 03:15:57 | More by t0rin0
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

10-16-2012 15:10:11 | More by RblWthACoz
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ryanpj

Illinois

3/5  rDev -19.6%

09-19-2012 02:09:56 | More by ryanpj
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cuy50

Virginia

4/5  rDev +7.2%

09-18-2012 03:15:13 | More by cuy50
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duceswild

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

08-29-2012 01:57:41 | More by duceswild
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jaidenjb

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -33%

08-24-2012 20:00:11 | More by jaidenjb
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ryko

Nevada

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

08-21-2012 08:28:28 | More by ryko
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True0


3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

08-15-2012 23:01:21 | More by True0
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ViragS

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

07-29-2012 10:52:22 | More by ViragS
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange-ish color with an off white head. In the aroma, mellow citrus hops and coriander, with a faint gingerbread like malt. In the taste, a mellow gingerbread like malt with an orange citrus hop, coriander, and some other spices to make it come alive. A slight bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry orange citrus hop in the aftertaste. Nice hops, spice, and mellow malt.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2012 16:47:05 | More by OWSLEY069
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Yorr


4/5  rDev +7.2%

07-03-2012 05:38:48 | More by Yorr
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JohnnyMc

Ohio

3/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

First ever beer from Japan that I have tried.

Pours out a fairly dark orange with hints of ruby red and a nice 2 finger off-white fluffy head.

The aroma is heavy on the coriander and citrus notes with hints of malt and yeast.

The taste is dominated by the coriander and citrus notes and then those fade to a slightly sweet malty character and then that fades into a nutmeg/cinnamon with spicy characteristics. All the flavor are pleasant, but they don't seem to mix/blend together which is a little odd.

Overall, a very nice beer for this style and I'll have to pick up more from this brewery.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2012 19:32:32 | More by JohnnyMc
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PatrickSwayze

California

2.7/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a light orange with a haggard foggy brown tent to it. Not the prettiest looking beer

S: Orange peel rolls into your nose like a blistering freight train

T: Orange peal mixed with ginger followed by a light hint of vanilla bean and finally apple spice . Not sure if it really works together, as the flavors seem to detract from each other. On paper it sounds good but not really a well rounded beer.

M:  Full bodied with a medium dry finish. Nice carbonation

O: This beer was one of those that had such potential but kind of fell short. It is worth a  try but kind of unimpressive

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2012 04:49:27 | More by PatrickSwayze
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tellish33

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

05-12-2012 00:38:59 | More by tellish33
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metter98

New York

3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is very hazy golden yellowish orange in color with some fine particles visible floating in suspension and a moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high dense off white head that died down but consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and coating the sides of the glass.
S: There are moderate enticing aromas of orange peel in the nose along with some hints of coriander spices.
T: The taste has flavors of cantaloupe melons and orange peel along with hints of nutmeg and vanilla beans.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a bit smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: Although the alcohol was well hidden from the taste, this is an interesting beer that is probably better off as one to be sipped.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2012 01:58:30 | More by metter98
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superspak

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2 ounce bottle into tulip, bottle code of NY.11.11(presumably November 2011?). Pours hazy reddish orange color with a nice 1-2 finger dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Some slight spotty lacing on the glass. Aromas of big bubblegum, coriander, orange peel, banana, cinnamon, pepper, wheat, caramel, vanilla, biscuit, and yeast spices. Very nice aromas here with good strength and complexity. Taste of big banana, bubblegum, pepper, coriander, cinnamon, caramel, clove, nutmeg, orange zest, wheat, biscuit, and yeast spices. Slight spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, banana, bubblegum, pepper, orange zest, and yeast spices on the finish for a good bit. Great balance of flavors with good complexity. Medium carbonation and body; with a nice creamy and slightly slick mouthfeel. Very easy to drink for 8%; with hardly any alcohol warming noticed on the finish. Overall this is a great spiced amber ale. A lot of great flavors that have nice complexity and balance.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2012 03:14:54 | More by superspak
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.2%

03-27-2012 16:55:28 | More by deapokid
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Vylo

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

03-22-2012 23:44:29 | More by Vylo
Hitachino Nest Commemorative Ale from Kiuchi Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 184 ratings.