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Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale - Kiuchi Brewery

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Hitachino Nest Red Rice AleHitachino Nest Red Rice Ale

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BA SCORE
83
good

537 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 537
Reviews: 306
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 14.91%
Wants: 26
Gots: 28 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kiuchi Brewery visit their website
Japan

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-01-2002)
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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A 330ml bottle with a BB of March 2014, so it's a bit out of date.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

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Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale from Kiuchi Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 537 ratings.