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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

606 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 606
Reviews: 335
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13%
Wants: 24
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: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

(purchased at Free Bridge Wine & Spirits, chilled - bottle code XH.12.05 - poured into a balloon)

A: orange-ruby liquid, fair amount of haze and speckled proteins in suspension... about a finger width of tan foam on the pour that slowly petered out into a messy outer collar... little boogers of lace here and there

S: dried-out wood planks, bruised grapes, hint of dark crystal malt, touch of bourbon... has an overtone of oxidized malt that I've become familiar with in old bottles of German lagers, however, the aforementioned aromas do match and balance the aged qualities... faint hint of floral alcohol

T: vague port/plum wine flavors up front... dark, turning-over fruit flavors, however, not too much sweetness... fair bit of rum-soaked raisin and lightly-tart citrus peel in the finish... a quiet, dried-leaf, tea-like hop bitterness slowly builds at the back of the palate with each sip... a weak flavor of old black coffee builds in the back, only becoming apparent in the final few sips...

been so long since I had sake - can't say for sure what flavors it picked up from the oak casks, however, their seems to be a similar nuance to some Japanese plum wines I've had - could it be this particular oak plus oxidation/age?

M: medium-bodied and round, attenuated ever so slightly by an undercurrent of brandy-like booze... a touch chewy on the edges... touch of tannic puckering and mellow warmth after the finish... fairly dry in the end

O: very much in line with the qualities of their other stronger ales... dunno if it's good practices or having fortunately stumbled upon a long-chilled bottle, but their (stronger) stuff seems to hold up and age fairly well... got lucky I suppose

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Hitachino Nest Extra High (XH) from Kiuchi Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 606 ratings.