1. The BeerAdvocate Store is back! Pre-order your stuff now. Items begin shipping Dec 15. Christmas deadline = Dec 18 @ 5pm EST.
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Hitachino Nest Extra High (XH) - Kiuchi Brewery

Not Rated.
Hitachino Nest Extra High (XH)Hitachino Nest Extra High (XH)

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
85
very good

615 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 615
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 615 | Reviews: 335 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of BiteTheBullet
4.75/5  rDev +26%

Photo of Allegue04
3.8/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of KJ2013
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of EldiabloNegrote
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of ConanSachler
4.12/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of hiker1701a
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of XicanoBeerRun
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of tjtjd
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Kuno777
4.04/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Zekenyce
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of Jor-El
3.36/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of chinchill
3.74/5  rDev -0.8%

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.

Photo of GeorgeCarroll
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of DaftPatrick
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of DumpDumpDump
4.44/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of AleHunter805
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of cardinals22
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of Psberrier
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of JFear
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Rocketman2013
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Guitars_and_beer
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of dcmchew
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours amber-brown, hazy, half finger white head, quick to a sticky lace.
Raisin pops in the smell, malts, some wood, faint caramel, a touch of sour grapes.
Fruity taste in the beginning, with plum, apricot, some raisin, mild sweet citrus, touch of pineapple and even some coconut. Malty, with caramel, faint cocoa powder and toasted grains. Belgian yeasts, some extra vanilla and cinnamon too. Starts dusty, gets even dustier. Close to the finish the sake barrels show up, with a bit of sourness, very very clear wood, faint nuttiness and a dry alcoholic feel, sort of like stronger dry white wine. Finishes crisp, a bit boozy, grassy bitterness, leaves a complex aftertaste (tobacco, sake, cocoa power, faint dark fruit).
Medium body, prickly carbonation.
This was new and sorta weird for me, but i liked it. Sake barrels dominate as it warms, so it gets a bit more boozy and quite dry. Really cool.

Photo of ConradKenney
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of Aash
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Hitachino Nest Extra High (XH) from Kiuchi Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 615 ratings.