Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale - Kiuchi Brewery
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Reviews by schmoopsbeer:
4.3/5 rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
poured into snifter
Color: This beer pours a very pale red and unfiltered. It creates a white one inch head that disappears slowly.
Nose: some tartness up front... most likely from the citrus in this beer. Also evident are some bread like scents and sweet malt.
Palate: soft,crisp, and light. very tasteful and complex. goes down easy and can't say enough how great it taste.
Finish: short but full of burst. sweetness and some light hops at he end. truly an achievement.
Serving type: bottle
05-18-2011 04:53:16 | More by schmoopsbeer
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United Kingdom (England)
3.29/5 rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
A 330ml bottle with a BB of March 2014, so it's a bit out of date. Acquired a while back from Trembling Madness in York and then lost in a cupboard. The label states that it contains an ancient variety of red rice that gives it a pink tinge.
Poured into a Duvel tulip. Bottle conditioned. A deep, hazy orange-amber hue with plenty of floating sediment and medium carbonation. Maybe a very faint pink. Yields a decent head of creamy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before reducing to a patchy surface layer. Aroma of grainy malt with hints of husks, rice, fruity ale yeast, stewed leaves and a touch of cardboard. Has a slight whiff of adjunct lager. Uneventful.
Tastes of husky malt with a prolonged dry finish. Notes of grainy malt, husks, mild rice, vaguely fruity yeast, stewed leaves, earthiness and a hint of harsh cardboard in the background. Perhaps a twinge of lurking alcohol. Highly attenuated, followed by a slightly acrid herbal bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry, with soft carbonation and good body. Somewhat astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of harsh stewed leaves/cardboard, earthy yeast and faint rice.
Hmmm - not brilliant. That said, the age of the bottle probably doesn't help. Looks OK if rather cloudy; the aroma and flavour are pretty lacklustre. Husky malt and stewed leaves are the main course. Body is alright and relatively thick. Drinkable but unexciting - it just doesn't have that much going for it. No need to seek it out.
Serving type: bottle
07-30-2014 23:59:37 | More by jazzyjeff13
Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale from Kiuchi Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 537 ratings.