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Hitachino Nest Extra High (XH) - Kiuchi Brewery

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Hitachino Nest Extra High (XH)Hitachino Nest Extra High (XH)

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597 Ratings
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Ratings: 597
Reviews: 334
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13%
Wants: 23
Gots: 30 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Kiuchi Brewery visit their website
Japan

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
From Japan's most prestigious brewery, Hitachino Nest XH (Extra High) is a strong Belgian Brown Ale, matured in shochu (distilled sake) barrels. Chinook & Styrian Goldings hops are use

(Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 12-29-2002)
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look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hops come through first in the aroma with a lemon and orange quality; the malt aroma takes time to appear but has a sweet bread and toffee character; there is also some fruitiness akin to cherry, prune. The body is hazy and deep amber with orange-ish highlights; the head is frothy and cream colored; there's lots of sticky lacing. The flavor at first is surprisingly hoppy upfront, soon followed by alcohol and then malt. The hops seem fruity and citrusy with a bit of earthy bitterness. The malt is also rather pronounced and has a bready and toasty character. The alcohol quickly mellows out and contributes to a somewhat spicy quality. The medium-light body is smooth with lots of carbonation and a little carbonic bite; there's also some alcohol warming.

The overall impression, particularly after a few sips, is one of maltiness with a dark and mild fruity accent. It's pretty tasty and satisfying, though not especially complex overall.

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Pour is hazy dark amber with a good, durable, creamy head, vg lacing
Sake barrel treatment comes out clearly about mid-taste, and is also present in the aroma.
Aroma has decent complexity, as does the flavor, which has both bready and fruity notes too.
Medium-full body; medium+ carbonation; smooth.
O interesting Japanese beer.

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Hitachino Nest Extra High (XH) from Kiuchi Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 597 ratings.