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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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BA SCORE
85
very good

635 Ratings
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Ratings: 635
Reviews: 338
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 12.73%
Wants: 26
Gots: 36 | 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:
Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 12-29-2002

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
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Photo of liamt07
3.65/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jancona
4.08/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PostRockandCats
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nine_Tails
3.33/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of whatname
3.96/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tappangordo
3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pens1967
3.92/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 22Blue
3.69/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of noproduction
3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sweffin
3.44/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of little_star
4.09/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of metsfan1
3.51/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Overly sweet taste, can't say I'd recommend this to anyone. They definitely have better offerings.

Photo of Philvillani
4.24/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nat1975
3.55/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of flagmantho
3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz bottle into my Schlafly tulip.

Appearance: murky medium-brown hue with a thin layer of creamy ivory foam atop. Not too bad for the style.

Smell: sweet and malty with a light aroma of dark fruits, raisin and tobacco. There's a hint of alcohol in the aroma which works well with the fruitiness.

Taste: less fruity and a lot more earthy than the aroma, with a sweet malt backbone. Not bad, but I'd prefer more of that enticing fruitiness.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a decent carbonation and creaminess for the style.

Overall: again, this is not a bad beer, but I do prefer this style to be a little fruitier. It's hard for me to specifically pick out any shochu characteristics here, though I probably haven't had shochu more than about half a dozen times so perhaps that's not unexpected. Still, I don't get much of anything resembling barrel characteristics.

Photo of MarkyMOD
3.4/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of srletend
3.15/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KeyWestGator
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tfsimpkins
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

very very very good beer.

Photo of hunteraw
3.67/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rphx88
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of akttr
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Kyrojack
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of yancot
3.9/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of jzlyo
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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Hitachino Nest Extra High (XH) from Kiuchi Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 635 ratings.