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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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85
very good

616 Ratings
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Ratings: 616
Reviews: 335
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13%
Wants: 24
Gots: 31 | 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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This beer poured a hazy orange, with a white head, the aroma was malty with a hint of the saki smell. The taste was good with a slight citrus but mainly malty and the aftertaste was really a saki taste, overall this tasted like a Belgian strong ale with a unique after taste that I truly enjoyed.

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Bottle: Poured a deep cloudy dirty beige color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma consists of a sweet barley malt base with some distinctive notes of light sake. Taste is also dominated by a barley wine type taste of sweet malt with some distinctive notes of rice and sake, which I must admit are quite pleasant. Full body with some great carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Another winner beer from a great brewery.

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Hitachino Nest XH

Appearance: dark red-orange, medium-small head, and some good lacing.

Smell: sour yeast and slight fruit.

Taste: yeast, bitter wheat, and faint fruit.

Mouthfeel: medium and slightly bitter.

Overall:
This brew is different than most. It has a dark, almost musty flavor with a slight bitterness.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to egajdzis for grabbing this...
Appears a semi-transparent, slightly hazed brown/orange with a small white head that slowly fades out. Spotty lacing is left around the glass.
Smell is rummy, hot, spicy, yeasty, full of ripe bananas, nectarines, brown sugar, and rum soaked raisins.
Taste is of the mentioned aromas with highlights of ripe fruit, and caramel.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a sweet, plum-wine finish.

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I'm reminde of the reeses commercials of yesterday - you got chocolate in my peanut butter.... you got sake in my old ale.

A - slightly hazy golden brown colored brew with a nice off white head.
S - vinous caramel old ale and a white wine and oak note.
T - oak, sake, caramel, toffee, oak, white wine notes.
M - full bodied, nicely carbonated, residual oak and wine notes
D - a sipper, but a fascinating sipper with multiple levels of wow that was tasty!

first from this brewery for me. My brother is a big fan of their and if this is any indication I need to try some more of their offerings.

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Hitachino Nest Extra High (XH) from Kiuchi Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 616 ratings.