Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale - Kiuchi Brewery
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3.98/5 rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
A - Pours an orange-brown color with reddish hues into my De Struise glass; the unintended violent pour yielded a beautiful three-finger thick foamy-bubbly head, evenly rounded at the top with medium to good retention; it finally settles down to a half-finger thick foamy layer. (4.5)
S - Slightly sweet and floral nose with notes of malts and fruits as well as very interesting and noteworthy aromas of red beans (azuki beans) which I believe may be a result of the rice character on the nose. (4)
T - Light sweetness with nutty, biscuity malt flavors upfront with the red bean notes filling in the middle along with light cherry and plum fruitiness; slightly tart and bitter on the finish with malts, red beans and some fruits lasting into the after taste (4)
M - Thin on the body with a watery texture, going down with fairly light carbonation (3.5)
D - Interesting flavors and very easy drinking but the watery mouthfeel could use some improvements. I like the red bean character which I believe, should be from the "red rice" component of this beer. (4)
The Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale does not taste or feel anywhere near to a being a Belgian Strong Pale Ale as stated on the beer style of this beer in Beeradvocate.com. It seemed more reminiscent of an English ale with a tad of slightly funky Saison-like character; very interesting.
Bottle solicited from Medi-ya Japanese Supermarket, Liang Court at Clarke Quay, Singapore.
Serving type: bottle
01-15-2011 16:45:26 | More by basica
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