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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
84
good

529 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 529
Reviews: 305
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 14.86%
Wants: 26
Gots: 26 | 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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mcsauter82

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

05-10-2014 12:27:44 | More by mcsauter82
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ConradKenney

Maryland

4/5  rDev +8.1%

05-05-2014 14:46:01 | More by ConradKenney
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Bouleboubier

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(bottle code RR.13.07 - poured into a balloon)

A: super (smog) cloudy, strawberry juice hue... initial whipped egg-white foam recedes quickly into a sticky surface film, thin, bubbly collar

S: powdery, baseball-card bubble gum... Turkish Delight, candied/crystallized watermelon... rice paper candy... perhaps a faint pink grapefruit fragrance... as far as beers go, quite unique! - un-beerlike, for sure...

T: very much like the aromas - I've had this a few times, though, where it's not all nearly as starchy as it seems here... close to but maybe not quite a cross between passion fruit and papaya, though without any sweetness - not a ton of bitterness either - a weakly acidic showing in the finish...

M: sort of a frothy, airy, finely-whipped texture - vaguely reminiscent of the whipped foam atop cappuccino... bit of a nectar-like pull beneath the sudsy wash... pretty damn dry... touch of gummy, citrus juice lip-smacky-ness in the aftertaste

O: this is it! - excellent accompaniment for sushi... this was an outlier - this is usually a bit more sparkling and crisp, but still nectary - more vibrant fruitiness... always a treat though - definitely worth checking out if you've never had it

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2014 09:43:03 | More by Bouleboubier
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ramrod666

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

04-29-2014 20:01:56 | More by ramrod666
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Richardbeerlover

Texas

3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a nice orange red amber with a nice white head. Has a great aroma. Lots of dark sediment (which I assume is the red rice). This is a living beer! What is so great is that the bubbles continuously move the rice particles around. Cool! Nice slightly sweet smell. Good taste with the slightest of sweetness at the backend due to the rice. Very easy beer to drink and lots of substance.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2014 01:52:49 | More by Richardbeerlover
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geryeb624

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

04-28-2014 00:26:15 | More by geryeb624
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ironchefmiyagi13

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

04-26-2014 05:12:46 | More by ironchefmiyagi13
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

04-20-2014 21:27:26 | More by ygtbsm94
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squezey

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -18.9%

04-18-2014 17:22:19 | More by squezey
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hopmandu

California

4/5  rDev +8.1%

04-09-2014 19:01:37 | More by hopmandu
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JamLand

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

04-05-2014 19:02:36 | More by JamLand
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vhmf1978

Brazil

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

04-03-2014 02:10:14 | More by vhmf1978
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tbryan5

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

03-30-2014 03:52:13 | More by tbryan5
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adityashekhar

India

4/5  rDev +8.1%

03-27-2014 13:06:51 | More by adityashekhar
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Hoppsbabo

United Kingdom (England)

3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: A slighty browned rose pink, not unlike Shloer. Pretty good un-uniform off-white head.

S: Strawberry and fudge with yeasty peppiness. Again, Shloer.

T: Yup, Shloer. But more strawberry than rasberry. Actually there's a weird oily flavour that you find in cheap wine but it's only apparent in the first sip. While dry and a bit Alka-Seltzer like, it does have quite a nice fruitiness. There's also a slight touch of pepper. Not quite as piquant as it could probably be.

M: Light and delicate. Could perhaps use a little more fizz to boost the flavour profile.

O: I was anticipating a sake tasting beer but this is nothing of the sort. It is, however, quite interesting and I think it's quirky beers like this that are going to put Japan on the craft beer map instead of their middle of the road faux American stuff.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2014 10:41:06 | More by Hoppsbabo
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thegerm87

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

03-23-2014 01:27:28 | More by thegerm87
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sblanton83

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

03-14-2014 22:56:13 | More by sblanton83
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KeeganRohovich

Saskatchewan (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

03-14-2014 04:07:02 | More by KeeganRohovich
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Ozzylizard

Pennsylvania

3.13/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle marked RR.13.09 at 45 degrees into standard pint glass
Aroma of phenolic compounds
Head small (2 cm), white, frothy, rapidly diminishing to 2 mm layer
Lacing poor, occasional small island
Body orange, cloudy with visible particles and floaters, sediment in bottle
Flavor unremarkable, lightly sweet with phenolics from yeast. Ends slightly sweet, no alcohol, no hops, no diacetyl.
Body medium, creamy, soft carbonation.

Very mundane version of Belgium pale ale. Meets the basic description but nothing special, unless you consider that it’s made with red rice.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2014 12:52:56 | More by Ozzylizard
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DrunkenMonk

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

03-09-2014 07:00:22 | More by DrunkenMonk
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nu38

Thailand

4/5  rDev +8.1%

03-08-2014 15:10:13 | More by nu38
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Jasoncpace

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

03-07-2014 01:54:20 | More by Jasoncpace
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levineju

California

3.84/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a 12oz. single stub bottle from Whole Foods for a guilty $6.50. Worth it? Let's see...

A - deep, tangerine colored cider. Very opaque. Initially yielded quite a bit of cream colored head that collapsed quickly and never returned. No lacing retained as it goes down.

S - sweet and bright, with notes of citrus candy; grapefruit; quite a bit of malt that intensifies as it sits.

T - comes across very Belgian, which this Japanese brewery is known for employing, but there is a uniqueness that I can't quite place; light, zippy, with good malt and citrus brightness throughout. Pure rice grain is noticeable on the exhale.

M - a little sharp at first, with some decent carbonation. It mellows out a bit once the volatiles escape. There's a bit of carb-y film that retains in the mouth throughout the sampling.

O - Very unique; a curious beer for the curiously minded.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2014 23:19:27 | More by levineju
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Andy_Luft

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +8.1%

02-23-2014 17:22:31 | More by Andy_Luft
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Soto

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

02-22-2014 01:05:01 | More by Soto
Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale from Kiuchi Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 529 ratings.